Blues vocalist Lauren Mitchell will be making a stop at Buddy Guy’s Legends on August 29th in support of her 2017 album Desire . This album is very personal for Mitchell. With her personal and professional life in absolute chaos, she did what great artists do–turn her pain into a work of art. “Sometimes people don’t understand that the blues is a song of victory,” Mitchell says. “The blues is a way to say, ‘I have overcome.’ I’m turning it into this beautiful thing that I can give to the world that can help someone else heal, or feel better, or just open up a conversation. That’s what this record is for me.” In addition to new, original songs, Mitchell also includes carefully hand-picked songs from her friends’ repertoires as well as covers of the greats (Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis) on the album.
Mitchell’s soulful voice and performances full of raw emotion have led Blues Magazine to call her “A mesmerizing performer with a voice for the ages.” Be sure not to miss her 9:30 pm set on the 29th! Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased here. Until then, check out her acoustic performance of the album’s title track, “Desire,” recorded live at Blues Radio International.