In her new album, "Walk Your Life", Lauri Jones uses her powerful and soul-stirring voice to uncover and celebrate the brighter side of life's journey. The songs are catchy and uplifting with profound insights and empowering declarations. The album includes original tunes as well as a deeply moving arrangement of John Lennon's "Imagine" and a heart-thumping, bluesy "Feelin' Good". The production is rich and eclectic with a soulful pop vibe and shows Lauri's remarkable range and versatility. Co-produced with drummer/pianist/vocalist Eric Joseph Montgomery (CD Baby artist and Annika Forrest Project producer/musician), the album also features Brian Harris on keys (Curtis Salgado/Lisa Mann), Craig Benelli on electric and acoustic guitars (4 Stories High/Laura Berman), Rick Bouvette on bass (Annika Forrest Project/Joy Tribe), Gary Skye on piano, Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitar, Matt W. on fiddle, and Mary Rowell on viola.
Lauri originally hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she began her performing career. She has a diverse background, having appeared in regional theaters (in a variety of musicals), jazz clubs, cabaret venues, in pop and dance bands, and traveling the world on cruise ships. She has shared the stage with the likes of Patti LaBelle and George Benson, has sung back-up on recordings of such artists as Diana Ross, and had the great honor of singing with the legendary Boston Pops. She holds a masters degree in music from the Boston Conservatory.
Lauri currently makes her home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon.