“ Under the Wolf Moon is made up of 12 tracks that I feel have the power to bring us together… written from my heart…my own stories and my own experiences.   The record is a collection of songs that are written to inspire, teach and heal as we face all of the challenges of life.  The lyrics are, for me, the embodiment of the soul nourishing power of music to help us face adversity and each song carries emotional and spiritual messages that can open our hearts.  How to trust, how to heal, how to die, how to love and overcome……Every song is steeped with symbolism and teachings of healing and connecting to the inner knowing we all carry.

This album reflects that journey and our ability to grow and thrive with a deeper understanding of what love truly is.”

Lauren Monroe

BIO

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Authentic. Poetic. Conscious. Raw. She wrote her first song at six.  She discovered the written word as a teenager; creating her truly unique style of expressing mystical experiences through symbolic imagery and music. Inspired by bluegrass, rock, and rootsy R&B, Lauren soon wrote her first Americana-flavored compositions, beginning her journey to performing as a vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist.

“I experience music as an activator for healing.
The sounds, the phrasing, the tempos, the lyrics all can cultivate a connection
to our soul and bring to the surface our own authentic power.”

Lauren Monroe

Born in Queens, New York, Lauren both found and developed her authentic expression through poetry and music. In San Francisco, she began performing acoustically, later moving to Boulder, Colorado and forming her band, Coy Kindred. The band toured the Western U.S., playing its rugged blend of rock, blues, and funk at festivals, theaters, saloons and clubs.

Moved and inspired by artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Janis Joplin, surely some of the greatest rockers ever, Lauren Monroe developed a style producers, musicians, and rock historians have compared to those legendary women of rock and blues. Her sound and vocal quality — raw, sawdust-on-the-floor honesty — combined with the emotional and spiritual power of her performance draws audiences in, invigorates, and speaks to us on so many levels.

Lauren’s latest album Under the Wolf Moon, produced by Jim Scott, was released in February 2021 at the height of a global pandemic.

Under the Wolf Moon is made up of 12 tracks that I feel have the power to bring us together…written from my heart…my own stories and my own experiences. The record is a collection of songs that are written to inspire, teach and heal as we face all of the challenges of life. The lyrics are, for me, the embodiment of the soul-nourishing power of music to help us face adversity and each song carries emotional and spiritual messages that can open our hearts. How to trust, how to heal, how to die, how to love and overcome…every song is steeped with symbolism and teachings of healing and connecting to the inner knowing we all carry. This album reflects that journey and our ability to grow and thrive with a deeper understanding of what love truly is.”

Lauren Monroe

The prevailing theme underlying Lauren’s music is that of transformation and how one copes with changes begins with recognizing the struggle. That speaks to the core of the Artist, the transformative power of her music.

Her first solo album The Freedom Sessions crossed over into the genres of Americana, Roots, and Rock and feature Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and John “J.T.” Thomas, keyboardist with Bruce Hornsby. Single release Oneness Chant with drummer and producer Rick Allen is widely listened to, approaching 500,000 streams on Spotify.

Lauren is an advocate for animal rights and social justice and her music has been featured in award-winning independent films, such as Wild Horses and Renegades, Spirit Riders and Horse Medicine. Monroe’s original music is also featured on an artist-compilation CD to benefit healing and peace in the Middle East, To Unite All, alongside tracks from Peter Gabriel, Stewart Copeland, and Roger Waters.


”When listening to Under the Wolf Moon, I was entranced, surprised and seduced by the unexpected musical treasures unveiled. ‘Everybody’s fine living in anger, from sunset to dawn they’re taking it to home’ sings Lauren Monroe on ‘Big Love,’ the transcendent opening track on her new album, whose powerful message reverberates, hits hard and stays with us long after the song is over, capturing the current zeitgeist and how we navigate these troubled times in hopes of an all-encompassing big love to overcome hate and division and be our savior.

Monroe leaves her mark with an arresting and dynamic collection of reflective songs built on sturdy grooves, a sparkling melodicism and deep well of thoughtful lyrics that resonate, delivered by her strong and impassioned voice, which draws comparisons to Shania Twain meets Sheryl Crow plus a whole lotta Lauren Monroe.

Densely textured and bound by imaginatively layered production and consummate backing from the likes of such heavyweights as keyboardist Benmont Tench and drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), seasoned session vet, lead guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Keith Richards/Linda Ronstadt/Stevie Nicks), drummer Rick Allen (Def Leppard), bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne/Linda Ronstadt/Bonnie Raitt), drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar Mellencamp/John Fogerty) and others, Under The Wolf Moon shines with its own brand of contagious musical magic. I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about Lauren Monroe, a promising and burgeoning new talent.”

Ken Sharpe
Music Columnist
Friday Morning Quarterback


 

THE HUMANITARIAN AND ACTIVIST

Lauren believes in using her artistic gift, her advocacy, her music, and her pedigree to have a social voice… to help….and to heal.

She, along with her rockstar husband, Rick Allen,  co-founded the Raven Drum Foundation and created the Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program.  She teaches and facilitates mind body, drum workshops and empowerment drum circles.

“Music and healing have been the foundation of our relationship that  naturally carried into our work with Raven Drum Foundation, Project Resiliency and supporting people and communities recovering from crisis. It has never been a question of “if” we should live in the world together this way, only when and where.   Rick and I both have always felt that our life’s purpose together is to offer the most authentic expressions of who we are with the intention of awakening and strengthening others. The music flows from this dream. This is the dream that I’ve sung about since I was a child.” 

Lauren Monroe MA, LMT has been an empathic practitioner and teacher of energy healing since 1992. Her healing arts background includes specialized work with incarcerated teens, hospice care, and wounded soldiers returning from combat. She has studied and apprenticed with Christian Benedictine Monks, Tribal Healers of Brazil, Mexico, North America and New Zealand and has been a spiritual healer and guide for clients and students from around the world.

Lauren’s extraordinary voice, her significant message, and her healing soul grace recordings of Give, The Freedom Sessions, Oneness Chant, Raven Drum Circle and Chakra Chants.

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Outreach

Rick & Lauren Allen

Raven Drum Foundation
Through a vision of reaching out to others with music and energy healing, founders Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe created the Raven Drum Foundation. From the very beginning events and workshops came from the desire to empower others through a meaningful shared experience of music and community. Programs were held in schools, parks, behind Rick’s drum kit and even on his tour bus.

The more their authentic work was shared, the more obvious it became that their unique approach in sharing wisdom and healing was so very needed in the community.

Project Resiliency
Project Resiliency is an initiative to inspire growth and transformative healing in veterans, individuals and families who are facing difficult life circumstances. Through wisdom sharing, experiential learning and community partnership building, we support others in finding balance and conscious well-being to continue growth and healing. Project Resiliency is co-founded by Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen.

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Performances

Oct 29 support for Lovers and Strangers The Sportsman’s Club
Lovers and Strangers
Seaside CA
(Tickets at the Door)

Nov 11 Sweetwater Music Hall

Mill Valley CA
Tickets

Nov 13 the Starlet Room

Sacramento CA
Tickets

Nov 14 Folktale Winery

Carmel Valley CA
Tickets

AUGUST 2021

OCTOBER 2021

Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Stage:  AE  Pittsburgh
A Concert Benefiting Women’s Health
Showtime: To Be Announced

Contact

For Press & Media Inquiries

Allison Zucker-Perelman
Relevant Communications
Email
561.715.9525

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