Lauren Conklin is a violinist from Nashville, TN. She writes, arranges, and has over fifteen years of performance experience on several tours, including opening for acts such as Jools Holland, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Thompson, and Kix Brooks.
Lauren tours with a variety of acts, play sessions and just released her first solo EP. She is a graduate of Belmont University where she studied Commercial Violin Performance. Lauren has over fifteen years of performance experience on several tours, including opening for acts such as Jools Holland, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Thompson, and Kix Brooks.
She has played venues from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to the Royal Albert Concert Hall in London, and has worked with artists and productions like Miley Cyrus, Lonestar, Florida Georgia Line, ABC/CMT’s Nashville, The CMT Awards, Little Big Town, Andra Day, Lee Ann Womack, as the featured artist for Bonafonte’s international advertising campaign, and currently tours with 2015’s AGM Female Group of the Year/2016 Country Christian Group of the Year, HighRoad.
Check out some of her favorite recommended products that make pursuing her journey a bit easier:
1.The Perfect Planner: I would never get anywhere or get anything done without this planner, it is my lifeline! I love that it’s undated, so you can start and end whenever you want, and it has tons of space for putting down to do lists/shopping lists/notes/etc!
Also comes with great goal setting sheets at beginning of every month and fun stickers.
2. 6 Pack Fitness Cooler: I love this product because it makes it so easy to take healthy food with me on the road! It stays cold forever even when I have to leave it sitting backstage all day, and it comes with containers that make it super easy to meal prep for travel!
3. Packing Cubes: While we’re on the topic of travel game changers, these packing cubes make my life so much easier! They’re super sturdy and have changed my suitcase from a lawless land of chaos to an organized place of zen.
4. LR Baggs Venue DI: This is a musician-specific pick, but I really can’t say enough good things about this DI. I’ve had mine for almost 7 years now, use it every time I play, and it’s still in perfect condition. Great EQ, a tuner, and a boost--as a fiddle player, I love it, and many of the great acoustic guitar and mandolin players I work with a lot love it too!
5. Kindle Paperwhite: You can set it to either be backlit or not, with a variety of brightnesses, the new one is waterproof, and now I can have hundreds of books with me when I travel without a second suitcase.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”
- Vincent Van Gogh
I love this quote because it is such a good reminder that even if you can only make very small progress towards your goals and dreams each day, those small steps are what will eventually become your big accomplishments!