We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Frihauf and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, why did you pursue a creative career?
I grew up in a household where creativity was heavily encouraged- my dad an avid music lover, and my mom an artist herself. I was interested in music from a young age after observing my older brothers as they took up lessons and worked at their respective instruments on a daily basis. Music has been with me all my life; It’s given me an Avenue to express myself and my emotions, and I feel most at home when I’m writing, performing, recording, or working with other artists. I could never see myself pursuing any other type of career!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a musician and songwriter. Although I’m early in my career, I’ve already been blessed with some wonderful opportunities. In February 2020, my song, “Adaline”, co-written with my friend, Ben Suyat, won the qualifying round of the Tennessee Songwriter’s week at Arrington Vinyards , judged by industry professionals Kix Brooks, Pat Higdon, and Shane Minor. Later that year, I participated in season 19 of NBC’s the Voice, where I made it to the Knockout rounds on teams Gwen and Legend. That experience in particular has been the largest milestone for me as an artist, and it’s given me the confirmation to continue pursuing my dream. The biggest thing I’ve learned in this so far is that connecting with, supporting, and learning from other artists is vital in the music business. It can be really tough out there and a lot of the time it feels like we’re stepping into the unknown, but we’re all more likely to thrive if we stick through it together and help each other out!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
favorite restaurants/venues in the denver area: the Roxy Broadway: I’m partial to this one because I got to play here with my friend a few months ago. it has a really fun and cool vibe, good food, a very friendly/ accommodating staff, and a great set up for live music.
Moes BBQ Englewood, I haven’t played at this venue in a while but I love to come here to see my favorite local bands- I’m a fan of their tofu sandwich!
Number 38- wonderful outdoor live music setting. I really love their Bao buns and K pop fries!
If you come visit me, we’re definitely going to red rocks- The most beautiful venue out there, no one can change my mind on that.
I’ve seen several concerts here- Brandi carlile being the most magical one.
The Denver art museum (aka the funny building)- I’ve been here several times over the years and I’ve seen so many wonderful exhibits.
Gallery 1261- growing up I came here with my mom quite a bit. We’d stop in while in town. she knew a lot of the artists in this gallery and all the pieces in there are so incredibly done.
Rhino district might be my favorite part of Denver, so I’d definitely take someone down there to go check out all the different boutiques and restaurants
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Definitely my mom and dad + all of my supporters and followers who are sticking with me through this journey!
Lisa Siciliano @ Dog Daze Photography For all of the photos