A Bird in Hand

“What you have is better than pining for something more.” Hmmm, sounds reasonable. Stay the course, pay no mind to the distraction. When it’s all said and done, that’s what I’ve been doing for the past couple years. Writing what I know how to write, focusing on the messages that I can speak to passionately and putting together a group of stunning musicians to help me bring it to life. The bird […] Read more »

That’s a Wrap!

If you’re anything like me, you’re still doing last minute shopping, you’ve forgotten what you’ve bought and you’re now buying a second gift for that person because you can’t remember what you bought or you think it’s not suitable ENOUGH. It’s never enough!! Oh the same voices roll through my head this time of year and the same cloud of doubt comes blazing through about gift giving and exchanging. I sit squarely […] Read more »

Avalon featured in Fall 2010 Jazziz Sampler

Jazziz Sampler

Hey People, Jazziz is featuring “Here After” from Avalon in their Fall 2010 issue. It’s a very cool thing to have my music sit along side Miles Davis, Danilo Perez, Billy Childs, Randy Brecker and many more. They selected one of my art songs, if you will, that features a wonderful string arrangement by Rob Mounsey, Peter Eldridge on Piano (the co-writer), Jody Redhage on Cello and the incomparable Jonatha Brooke on […] Read more »

The Lauren Kinhan Band Hits the Road!

Lauren's on the Move

July 21: Stephen Talkhouse — Amagansett, NY July 23: The Soiled Dove Underground — Denver, CO July 30: Wilfs — Portland, OR Aug 1: Night Town — Cleveland, OH It’s just like the old days—touring on a dime, pick up bands in every port, and cheap hotel rooms by the side of the road. Well, not really, but definitely two out of three. As I continue to introduce myself to many new […] Read more »

And the the Melody Still Lingers On ….

Lauren Kinhan live at Joe's Pub

We had such a great time at Scullers in Boston and Joe’s Pub in NYC celebrating the release of Avalon. The band rocked it, without question. Ben Witman, my co-producer and drummer was up to his usual brilliance. He is the singer-songwriter whisperer. Avalon came to be through his persistence and cajoling, at times, and I am eternally grateful. Peter Eldridge on Piano was wonderful with his deep elegance and twinkle in […] Read more »

Lauren Kinhan releases Avalon on May 18

Lauren Kinhan "Avalon" cover

Lauren Kinhan has been — and is — many things in her life: vocalist, songwriter, producer, musician, mother and wife. For most of her career, she’s been best known as a member of the highly acclaimed jazz vocal group, The New York Voices. As if to solidify her reputation as a group singer, in the past few years she’s also been performing regularly with two additional vocal ensembles, the more experimental Moss […] Read more »