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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lauren Gribble now calls Austin home. A student at Austin Community College, Lauren is finishing up her degree in music business, performance, and technology. Lauren has held numerous music-industry internships in Austin and has been variously responsible for booking live concerts, marketing via social media and contributing music reviews. She currently contributes album reviews to promoter-label-website Coyote Music. Lauren also enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with friends and family, playing drums and enjoying all that Austin has to offer. She blogs at Listen Here! where she interviews artists, reviews even more albums and waxes poetic on all things music.

Review Of Kenny Chesney’s Life On A Rock

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Life on a Rock, the sixteenth album from country superstar Kenny Chesney, plays like the record of someone who’s making a concerted effort to distance himself from his musical past. Recorded in Hawaii and Jamaica, among other exotic locale, the album has a decidedly reggae vibe, and while Chesney […]

Review Of Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse

Review Of Brad Paisley's Wheelhouse

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Brad Paisley’s latest album Wheelhouse – his tenth since 1999 – shows listeners the talented country singer isn’t interested in staying in one musical place, but instead continuing to steer his career toward meatier material that challenges Paisley as an artist and songwriter.

Brownie points for his being able […]

Review Of The Band Perry’s Latest Album Pioneer

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The Band Perry’s latest album Pioneer is your typical modern-day country album, full of wailing guitars with country hooks, pop sounding riffs, some banjos and mandolins thrown in, and a singer with a slight twang that doesn’t sound convincing. While The Band Perry are talented musicians, their latest record Pioneer sounds a bit repetitive; […]

Review Of OneRepublic: Native

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OneRepublic’s latest record, Native, is a rainbow of colors that keeps up the genial vibe throughout the entire album. Formed after college in 2002, band mates Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins founded OneRepublic after relocating to Los Angeles. Once they uploaded songs onto Myspace in 2002, the group found much success and their careers […]