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Lauren Ruth Ward’s video for “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” premiered today. The video pulls viewers into a dreamlike sequence as Ward unleashed her mesmerizing rock n’ roll swagger on an eclectic cast of characters including local LA DJs, bandmates and friends.


Ward will be bringing her must-see show on the road, with several performances at SXSW in Austin – including an opening slot for Keith Urban at Stubbs – and a headline tour spanning New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Full list of tour dates is here and below.

With the recent release of her highly anticipated psych-blues debut album, Well, Hell, Ward’s trajectory steadily ascends.

She has received accolades from NYLON, Consequence of Sound, The Los Angeles Times, Indie Shuffle and Wonderland as well as an in-depth feature with LA Weekly.

She was also recently featured on on Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist, along with American Apparel as a part of their “Meet Lauren” campaign.

A prolific artist in every medium she touches, Lauren has been a hairstylist for 9 years, while at the same time shifting her creative focus to her music in partnership with her co-writer and guitarist Eduardo Rivera.

On Well, Hell, Lauren’s arresting vocals slice through classic rock instrumentation delivered through the perfect modern filter of her band. “Did I Offend You?” is one of the many standout tracks on the album, showcasing the duo’s intricate yet playful songwriting and lyrical wit.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to experience the band’s effervescent brand of modern psych-pop in a city near you!

“Well Hell” tracklisting:

1. Staff Only    4:47
2. Sideways    3:08
3. Those Letters    2:56
4. Make Love To Myself    3:06
5. Blue Collar Sex Kitten    4:21
6. Sheet Stains    3:33
7. Did I Offend You?    3:16
8. Travel Man    3:15
9. Well, Hell

If you are attending SXSW be sure to catch her, i’s all about the live show with Lauren Ruth Ward.
3/14: Paradigm Nashville Presents The Hideout @ Palm Door, 11pm
3/15: Luck Reunion @ Willie Nelson’s Ranch (Guest Vocalist Appearance), 2pm
3/16: Girlie Action + Pledgemusic Present Pledge Porch Breakfast @ Blackheart, 10:30am
3/16: Girl School @ TOMS Shoes (1401 S Congress), 5pm
3/16: Keith Urban show @ Stubbs, 9pm
3/17: The Brooklyn Country Cantina @ Licha’s Cantina, 3pm
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