A force to be reckoned with, Louise Warren is a singer, a songwriter, and a heartfelt performer.
Born and raised in Macon, Georgia (a town that lays claim to the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding), She grew up with a rich musical background; performing in local talent shows and scouting her newspaper for any opportunity to be expressive.
Driven to create, Louise has been a songwriter for as long as she can remember, "In school I would head straight for the swing set and spend my entire recess humming melodies over and over until I could figure out what lyrics felt like they belonged." When she was 14 years old, she picked up the guitar for the first time, "That's when my songwriting took a more solid form. Before, I could only create using my voice. I felt like I had the world of music at my fingertips the second my hands touched a guitar."
It wasn't until stumbling upon an open mic night while on a camping trip with her family in the mountains that she became a performing songwriter. "I was a songwriter. I was a performer. But until that point I never played my songs to more than a few people at a time. It was a magical night and enough to get me absolutely hooked. I wanted to play my music anywhere that would take me."
With over 8 years of gigging under her belt, she has shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Jimmy Hall, Lera Lynn and Shawn Mullins. In 2015, she won a night at Eddie's Open Mic at the Red Clay Theatre. Her songs "Cherish" and "Home" have been featured on Zooey Deschanel’s website Hello Giggles and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s national travel show, Music Voyager.
With the release of her debt album "Lavender Sound" , we are privy to the many facets of her writing. You hear her love of indie rock that makes you want to move in "This Could Be Love". You hear a sassy country song with Imogen Heap harmonies in "A Little Bit Yours." "Don't You Dare' is confident, modern blues/pop warning any heartbreaker to stay away. The title track, "Lavender Sound" is dreamy and nostalgic. It's the work of a writer with vision, intellect, and authenticity.
Her identity is steeped deeply in that of an artist, a title that musician Joey Stuckey agrees with, “Louise is musical to the bone. No matter where life may take her, she knows music will continue to be a guiding force.”
Louise puts it simply, “Music is my morning coffee, therapist, and best friend.”