This shot of Lauren Beller was taken at Coach Darrell K. Royal's Pickin' Party at Freddy Powers' place during SXSW.
I had the honor of meeting this young artist and was impressed by her voice, her presence and her humility. In the following, Lauren sings Merle Haggard at Merle's birthday bash. Lauren is 9 years old in this video!
In the video below, Lauren receives 3rd place for her song, "Baby Don't You Cry" at the Austin Songwriter Group Awards. She won this award at age 11; making her the youngest to receive such an award.
Lauren is a singer/songwriter to keep your eyes on...actually, I suppose ears would be more appropriate. We have not heard the last of this talented young lady.