Review + Photos: Lauren Wahl and Simply Put debut new album at Kuumbwa Jazz

Lauren Wahl (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, August 3, Lauren Wahl & Simply Put left a raw and energetic set on the stage at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The band celebrated the full-length debut album Field Notes with a standing-room-only show and several guests. Ironically, Simply Put is hardly that. The band is a rotating cross-section of the Santa Cruz music scene and constantly evolving upward. Beginning as a busking duo with fiddler Mariah Roberts, Simply Put was a personal, free-spirited and fun release for Wahl. But with Roberts' encouragement, she continued to dig in and go for it. Not everyone that [...]

By |August 15, 2019|Tags: |

Lauren Wahl & Simply Put release new EP in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz based singer-songwriter Lauren Wahl has been working hard the last four months to breathe new life into an old dream. On Wednesday, March 28, her new band, Lauren Wahl & Simply Put will be releasing their professional debut at Moe's Alley. The five song EP, titled Hello, Baby, is a unique take on alternative country presentation. Combining classic Americana sentiments with soulful melodies and arching crescendos, Wahl delivers a powerful message in each lyric. Check out the group's EP in full below. The lead single, "Walk On Water," speaks to the calming, contemplative nature of a solo expedition into [...]

By |March 28, 2018|Tags: , |
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