Singer-Guitarist, Solo Performer
23 years old and has been exploring her talents as a singer-songwriter/solo-performer in the DMV area for about 2 years now. She has started her music career by playing acoustic gigs at local venues but has aspirations for more. While she plays an eclectic selection of original songs and popular covers, her passion in music is derived from the Blues.
Lauren was born June 1, 1992 and grew up in Germantown, Maryland. She grew up influenced by the same music her mother listened to. Lauren developed a taste for jazz, R&B and blues at a very young age. Now she is influenced by the artists she admires most such as John Mayer, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, etc...
She hopes to one day record her own album.
"Lauren Sumner recently performed here at the Gaithersburg Joe's Crab Shack during our St. Patrick's Day Party. Wow! Not only was I personally impressed, our guests raved all night, & ultimately stayed longer, drank more, and inquired about future events. Lauren Sumner belted out a tenured song selection that would appear at first glance, too mature & slightly audacious. Not true at all...! Songs like Drunk In Love by Beyonce, a customized version that filled the room sonically, and a personal favorite of mine, John Mayer's Perfectly Lonely. Lauren has the right amount of vibrancy, tonal quality, and belts out BIG notes that are finished with pitch perfect falsettos. I have already booked her for 2 more events. Great job Lauren Sumner!!! Looking forward to having you back."
— Christopher Settimo, General Manager, Joe's Crab Shack - RIO at Gaithersburg (Mar 18, 2015)
"Lauren Sumner truly sings from the heart and it shows in her interpretations of lyrics and her voice. Lauren's recent live performance at our Warrenton, Virginia event was fresh and original which left all of us wanting more."
- Will Thomas, Anchor of Fox 5 Local News at 11, Pivate Event - Warrenton, VA (Nov 13, 2014)
"As an operator of a local Pub that plays live music regularly, I can honestly say that Lauren Sumner has been one of our best performers. We were impressed and inspired."
- Tim Thompson, Finnegan's Pride Restaurant & Sports Bar, EC/GM
"I just heard you perform at Finnegans, it was great. You're such an amazing singer and you really inspired me to learn how to play guitar."
- Keaton, ReverbNation Member (Mar 16, 2014)
"I want to thank Lauren Sumner for singing/performing at the Poole family pig roast on August 30 in Brookeville, Md. It was a late notice when another band backed out on me, and she filled in. She has great talent and the next get together we have I would be happy if she would perform for us again. ..I look forward to seeing her at some of her concerts."
- Cathy Poole, Poole Family Annual Pig Roast (Sep 15, 2014)