Hear Lauren on the Grammy winning Album 'Basie Swings The Blues'
Experience the soulful melodies and rhythms as Lauren Mitchell teams up with the iconic Count Basie Orchestra in their latest release, "Basie Swings The Blues." This collaboration showcases Lauren's vocal brilliance and her genuine connection to the music's roots.
Under the expert guidance of musical director Scotty Barnhart, the Count Basie Orchestra has crafted a masterpiece that pays homage to the timeless essence of these genres. From the deep swing of the Delta to the electrifying rhythms that only this orchestra can provide, every track is a celebration of heartfelt expression.
Lauren's voice beautifully complements “Down Home Blues” with Keb' Mo'. Her presence on this album stands as a testament to her dedication to the art and her seamless synergy with industry legends.
Collaborations with renowned artists including
Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Keb Mo, Shemekia Copeland, and more.
A diverse track list, from timeless classics to contemporary hits.
A unique blend of deep swing and soulful melodies.
“Down Home Blues,” with Keb’ Mo’ and Lauren Mitchell, finds a balance between a rocking blues and swinging jazz. It’s great to hear Mo’ singing some real blues rather than nostalgic front porch pop songs. Lauren Mitchell, whose voice has been described as a “velvet freight train,” deserves to be better known. They’re a fine match, and the arrangement gives the horns more expressive licks and smears to work with.