Gatorbone recording artist, Florida folk singer Lauren Nicole Heintz is quickly becoming known for intricate and innovative finger-style guitar, distinctively deep vocals, and award-winning original songs. On June 6 at 7:00pm, Lauren will perform a Sweet Orange House Concert in the Mission Hills neighborhood. Tinkersmith opens. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
In January, against stiff national-level talent and award-winning acts, she amazed the judges and audience at the South Florida Folk Festival singer/songwriter (live) competition and went home a winner of the 2014 Vic Heyman songwriting award. Just months earlier she won at the 2013 Walnut Valley Festival song contest in Kansas. She’s also placed two songs in the Top Ten at the Will McLean song contest in Florida (2013 and 2014).
Lauren performs across the country at house concerts, listening rooms, and festivals, including the Florida Folk Festival, Sarasota Folk Festival, and the prestigious South Florida, Will McLean and Gamble Rogers festivals.
Lauren’s musical roots came as a result of frequent living-room jam sessions by her parents in her Chicago-area childhood home. And it was the soulful music from such legends as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and The Beatles that first inspired her to become a songwriter. Later it would be Jim Croce, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, and the Eagles, and indeed, her own music reverberates in the style of these classic artists while still being fresh and unique in its own way.
Finger style maestro, friend and mentor, Jack Williams, inspired her recent success at adopting skillful and innovative finger style guitar into much of her repertoire. Lauren released a beautifully-produced new album in 2012 and is now working on her next project at Gatorbone Studios.