By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England
Lauren King “The Wolf Is Back” release party-Glocester Country Club, Chepachet, Rhode Island-Sunday July 25, 2021
Within the gorgeous setting of the Glocester Country Club, Waterman Lake served as the backdrop for the highly anticipated Lauren King “The Wolf Is Back” album release party and concert. King reassembled the band she recorded the album with for the release party concert, featuring, Lauren King (vocals, guitar), Jay Capaldi (bass, also producer and manager), Lauren’s Dad, Gary King (electric guitar), Cathy Clasper (violin), and Vinny Pagano (drums).
Flashing her signature bright smile, even the looming grey skies couldn’t dim this bright rising star. With a tent full of fans, openers Matt Rich and L.A. based duo, The Dolls, whet everyone’s appetite playing favorites. Meanwhile, the energetic King, could be seen everywhere, signing cd’s, hugging fans, taking pictures and interacting with her audience.
Once onstage, King appeared confident and comfortably at home, diving right into the first cut on her new album Boston Song. Demonstrating her strong, smooth slightly smokey vocals, while tracks “Angel Song, and “Romeo”, she also showed off her songwriting chops.
Raised in Smithfield, Rhode Island, the 24-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is also a music instructor at the School Of Rock, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. King’s music can also be found in the films Where Were You? and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
“The Wolf is Back” features 9 songs written by Lauren and featuring guest appearances by musical talents Chris Trapper (solo, The Push Stars), Gurf Morlix (solo, Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley), Dan Hochhalter ( Dierks Bentley) and Sasha Ostrovsky (Darius Rucker) .
King said the title cut, “The Wolf is Back” is about being brave enough to get lost and the self-exploration that comes from that wandering. While the album should be listened to from beginning to end, it’s the forlornness in Lauren’s voice on “Sweet Louise,” (which was written for one of her dogs, but she also sees it as an ode to “any female friend you need when you go through a breakup.” ), that makes this one of albums breakaway hits.
Don’t miss an opportunity to see Lauren King live as she continues to play local venues. “The Wolf Is Back” is a fantastic album that is sure to be a mainstay in any fans collection and is now available:
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