Lauren Duski got her first guitar in middle school and stated songwriting
25 year old Lauren was born in Gaylord Michigan and has been performing in front of audiences since the age of seven. Several local performances in her hometown led to many years of traveling across Northern Michigan with a band, performing classic country hits. Those shows allowed her the opportunity to open for acts including: Lonestar, Randy Travis, Confederate Railroad, and Bill Anderson.
She began songwriting in middle school after getting her first guitar. She started posting videos of original songs and covers on Youtube while in high school, gaining significant views worldwide.Later as a student at the University of Michigan, Lauren focused more on songwriting but managed to keep up with local performances opening for Gloriana and Thompson Square.
After graduating in the spring of 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, she put her plans of attending dental school aside. She met filmmakers Ann and Marvin Gillis who encouraged her to move to Nashville. Ann and Marvin became mentors to Lauren and when Ann was diagnosed with ALS, Lauren chose to become her full-time caretaker. She spent a few months in Chicago after graduation with opportunities to record original and commercial material, but Nashville became home in early 2014. There, she hit the ground running with songwriters such as Bill Luther (Tim McGraw), and has been crafting a group of songs that she considers her best work to date.
“You can clearly win this thing” Blake Shelton
Lauren chose Jewel’s “You Were Meant for Me” at the Blind Auditions and Adam Levine turned almost immediately.
Soon he was joined by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and after Blake said she could “clearly win this thing”, she chose him as Coach. Lauren’s cover of “You Were Meant for Me” was the best performing song on iTunes from week one of The Voice Season 12 blind auditions.
The first of the six battles on the March 20 episode of “The Voice” Duski did an outstanding job conveying the emotional intricacies of the Little Big Town song “Better Man” and in a later show made Bryan Whites 1995 hit “Someone Else’s Star” her own with a classy reserved performance.
Lauren booked her place in the final 12 with a beautiful performance of country songwriters Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz classic “When You Say Nothing at All”. The 1987 Keith Whitley No.1 hit never sounded better
Lauren Duski will have a long and successful career
Lauren has yet to release any music under her own name, but she’s a featured vocalist on a song called “Local Celebrity” by comedian Pat Stansik and although currently unsigned, she’s been writing a lot of songs and performing around Nashville preparing material for a debut solo project. Lauren’s “from the heart” songwriting, along with her sultry, yet powerful vocals, will make sure she has a long and successful career.