We’ve been loving the classic country resurgence the past few years and this new recording from Lauren Crosby is a fine addition. “You Don’t Need A Rose” is the first single from I Said Take Me To The Water,which releases the 31st of this month.

Hailing from an island in Maine, Lauren Crosby’s music is a pure creative expression of the north Atlantic. With hints of smoke and salt, her voice is deeply captivating, yet light with wit and life. A lobsterman’s daughter let loose in the modern world, Lauren’s old soul lends itself to the surrealism of her surroundings and everyday happenings. Her style is a unique one to categorize. As a self taught guitarist and singer, she enjoys blending classic rock, lyric-y folk, and vintage western. Since she first stepped into the bar room at the age of fourteen to perform with the likes of the old fishermen and shipyard workers, Lauren has had a keen eye for observation—which she effortlessly weaves into her songwriting. Lauren claims, “I’ve got the brains of a heartsick twenty-something sailor, and the eyes of a two-hundred-year old admiral”. At sixteen, she was invited to perform with folk singer Jonathan Edwards, and since then, has a long list of well-to do artists she has opened for or performed with, including: Drake White, Assembly of Dust, and LISSIE.

Credit: Dear Jenna Photography

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