Alpine, the car stereo company, has licensed the song "End of our Line" from the Dual-Disc of "Feels Like Family" to be included on their Surround Music DVD Audio Sampler to demonstrate the new 5.1 Surround music systems in the high-line cars for 2006. Lauren wins the Surround Music Horizon Award for "Feels Like Family." Click here for details.
Lauren's latest CD, titled "Feels Like Family", is available here now! Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Feels Like Family is a collection of 11 sometimes rocking, sometimes moody new tunes, with Lauren on all guitars this time around. Featured guest musicians include: Tony Joe White, ('nuff said), Viktor Krauss; (Lyle Lovett), Kenny Malone; (Alison Krauss), Dean Parks; (guitar wizard, this time appearing on clarinet) and Catherine Styron Marx (Nashville session keyboard player). Lauren's touring band also appear: Ed Cain, bass, Rick Lonow, drums, and Andy Behrens, percussion.

Feels Like Family
(11 songs)
Push The River CD

Music Samples (1:30 each)
 

Push The River
(12 songs)
Push The River CD

Music Samples (1:30 each)

What they're saying about Feels Like Family:

Reviews of Push The River:

"Ellis' musical talents extend to a husky, honey-toned voice and exceptional songwriting, but her CD/DVD release "Feels Like Family" leaves plenty of room for guitar workouts."
- Guitar One Magazine, The Blues Issue, May 2005

"Lauren's the real deal; a wonderful songwriter, an excellent evocative singer, and her guitar playing takes a back seat to no one"
- Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Her lead work is the highlight of this eleven song set"
- Guitar One magazine
 On her first self-produced cd Push The River, "Easily one of the best debut efforts you'll ever hear."
Album Network Magazine

"Evocative of stellar craftsmen such as John Hiatt, Melissa Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt"
- Performing Songwriter Magazine

"Great f#cking record, Lauren!"
- Jackson Browne

"The kind of album that sneaks in almost without notice, and leaves you standing in wide-mouthed awe..."
-Songwriter Monthly Magazine

"An irresistible delight onstage..with her trademark smouldering guitar work..."
- Entertainment Today Magazine
"Lauren Ellis brought up her electric slide and treated the crowd to a beautifully stunning blues number. Her slide work was incredible, and her voice even better!"
- The Daytona Beach Blues Society News, May 2005

"A rich passionate blend of blues, rock, (and a smidgen of country), anchored by Lauren's soulful, sometimes jaw-dropping slide"
- Indie-Music.com