A History, If You Will

Lauren Young is a singer/songwriter who has been compared to Natalie Merchant, Joan Baez, Neko Case, and Cat Power. Her debut album, Active But Odd was released in 2010 and she is already working on more projects. Lauren has been described as having one of the greatest singing voices of all time. Powerful and rich, but also sweet and soulful, Lauren's voice alone is worth checking her out.

Now that's how I'd describe myself when I have to be presentable. Yeah, my cover shows are amazing. My voice will knock your socks off (in the best possible way, of course)... but if you ask me about me, for really-reals, this is what I'd have to say:

Lauren Young hails from the grizzly streets of suburban West Baltimore in the 1980s, where the bikes rode harder and the neighborhood kids refused to play with her. She spent most of her formative years locked in the basement pretending to be a pony. Allowed out of her subterranean prison only to watch Dynasty, Lauren's first full sentence was, "God damn it Alexis, I'm tired of your lies!" Other than that, most vocalizations were just whinnies.

By her teenage years, Lauren took to menthol cigarettes and bourbon to dull the pain. She had long since come to grips with the fact that she would never spontaneously turn into an ungulate, and in an attempt to compensate, filled her life with country music and ABBA b-sides.

After realizing in high school that she was a horrible actress, Lauren turned her attention to the guitar. She wasnt very good at that, either, but she could strum some chords and put together lyrics that werent total nonsense. Thus, the music of Lauren Young was born!

Nowadays Lauren has honed her skills, the guitar playing is quite nice, and the songs are worthy of a listen or two. She's even had a turn at acting again, and this time she seems to be pulling it off.

Come see a show or order the cd, and see how far that pony girl has come!

Music, Acting, Bad Behavior!

Lauren has been veeeeeery busy

Lauren writes music for herself, as an artist, and also composes music for film and enjoys acting whenever anyone is drunk enough to hire her. (I kid, I kid.)


Active But Odd, 2010

The Worlds Most Unusual, 2008 (Demo)

And Then There's LULU!, 2006 (Demo, as Lu Young & The LLP)


Unraveling Michelle, 2010

Crush, 2010

Smalltimore, 2010


Change Is Coming, 2009

I actually act and speak in this role. And, well, more. Was it worth the $150 they paid me? I guess I'll have to revisit that question if my performance ever makes it onto TMZ.

Homicide, Life on the Street, 1999

I was an extra in the seventh season episode titled Bones of Contention. I know it's silly to list extra work, but I really haven't done much of anything else... and it is cool to look back and see how ridiculously long my hair used to be.

Liberty Heights, 1999

I was also an extra in this film. Basically, I stood there for 12 hours babysitting a horse. Yes, a real live horse. Of course, with my passion for ungulates, this was a dream come true. Adrien Brody spent a good deal of time talking to me about my horse. He seemed really nice... of course, now that he's a star, he's probably a big jerk... or maybe not. Maybe he's just as sweet as when we knew each other... for that 12 hours. He probably still thinks about me. YO, ADRIEN!

If you prick me, do I not faint?"

- Lauren Young, Vasovagalite