Raised on piano and clarinet during her childhood upbringing in Florida, the musical aspirations of singer/songwriter Lauren Pratt didn’t blossom until age 13 when she received a guitar as a surprise gift from her uncle. Spending her college years in Mississippi studying opera performance, the singer/songwriter now plies her trade in Nashville, conjoining her vocal training with that six-stringed instrument from years ago.
An astute storyteller, Pratt’s debut album, Days Like Tonight, is steeped in Southern comforts (“Days Like Tonight,” Delta Family” and “Josephine”), myth (“Sword in the Stone”) and memory (“One By One”). Influenced by the likes of James Taylor, Jennifer Knapp and Alison Krauss, Pratt forges her own distinct path, demonstrating her dynamic vocal range on “Tattoo Lady” and emotive power on buzzing closer “Difficult Year.” Equally at ease with a warbling coo as she is with stern condescension, Days Like Tonight announces Pratt as a voice that can capture any mood and a writer of close-knit tales.
Bucket Full of Nails is proud to premiere Days Like Tonight. To be released on 21 August, stream Days Like Tonight below and pre-order the album via iTunes.