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Somewhere Else

by Lauren Adams

Quality songwriting in the Carol King/Eagles/Lucinda Williams vein: deep Americana roots and vivid storytelling.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It Takes What It Takes
3:58 $0.99
2. Somewhere Else
3:25 $0.99
3. Henry (From Saginaw, MI)
3:24 $0.99
4. Heavy, Heavy Heart
3:52 $0.99
5. Miss You
3:55 $0.99
6. The Shoe Fits
4:26 $0.99
7. Oh Marie
3:37 $0.99
8. Between Me and You
4:04 $0.99
9. We Try Harder
3:57 $0.99
10. Bayview Drive
3:00 $0.99
11. National Cheer up the Lonely Day
3:26 $0.99
12. Seminole Wind
4:38 $0.99
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Album Notes
Lauren Adams - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals 1-12, Tamborine 6 & 9
Nick Kirgo - Electric Guitars 1 & 3-12, Background Vocals 7 & 12, Bass 5 & 6, Organ 8, Acoustic Guitar 6
Mark Pocket Goldberg - Bass Guitar - 1,3,7,8,9,11,12
Debra Dobkin - Drums and Percussion - 1,3,7,8,11
David Sutton - Bass 4
Hank VanSickle - Bass 2 & 10
Lynn Coulter - Drums - 9 & 12, Vocal 9
Luke Halpin - Mandolin & Violin 2
McCoy Kirgo - Drums 6, Background Vocals and Tamborine 12
Dave Beyer - Drums 5
Gary Stockdale - Background Vocals - 3
Grady Kinnoin - Pedal Steel 6
Tony Heimer - Piano 6
Produced by Nick Kirgo & Lauren Adams
Mixed By Nick Kirgo at Mt. Washington Sound
Recorded at - Grandma's Warehouse by Andrew Bush, Mt. Washington Sound by Nick Kirgo and I Made That Studios by Nick Kirgo
Mastered by Dennis Reed - Syntropy Music
Artwork and Cover Design - Debra Dobkin

Adams' musical journey began on the stage of the world-famous Troubadour in West Los Angeles with a performance that was so tentative, she was completely caught off guard by the waves of applause.
“The response was so positive,” she said, “that I realized, 'Hey, I could actually do this.'” That was summer of 1978, when the club still hosted its open-mic “Hoot Night,” where songwriters could get up and play a few.
Since that time, she actually has done it:

Opened shows for Leon Russell in Fort Lauderdale and for Rita Coolidge in Southern California.
Gigged regularly (some would say “relentlessly”) at clubs and festivals across California, Texas, Colorado, and in Nashville, TN.
Released three CDs of her own songs
Had her song “Thirsty” featured in the Lion's Gate film Peaceful Warrior (starring Nick Nolte)
Hosted LA's longest-running Americana music event, the Americana Song Circle for 10 years

As she has done on her previous three releases, with Somewhere Else, Adams delivers quality songwriting in the Carol King/Eagles/Lucinda Williams vein: deep Americana roots and vivid storytelling delivered by a group of tasteful, compassionate players including her producer and friend Nick Kirgo (Nels Kilne of Wilco, JD Souther, Vonda Shepard, Pocket Goldberg and Dave Fraser).



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Joe Ross (Roots Music Report)

Nicely-arranged original Americana with folk, country & rock influences
Lauren Adams is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who’s been performing in the Los Angeles area since the mid-70s. Her original Americana music shows acoustic folk, country and rock influences, all nicely arranged with varied instrumentation and vocals. Adams’ lyrics are always front and center as she spins yarns about heartbreak, love, childhood in a visceral, straight-forward way. The songs have messages, and the backup creates a danceable groove. Adams’ fourth album, “Somewhere Else,” gains momentum as it amps up in intensity to “We Try Harder,” a rocking duet sung with Lynn Coulter. She captures wistful reflections in “National Cheer Up The Lonely Day,” before closing with “Seminole Wind,” an evocative song that’s more relevant than nostalgic.