Lauren Price began playing mandolin around the age of nine, and has devoted most of her time to studying and learning the mandolin style of Bill Monroe. She grew up listening to the old-time, traditional style of music from such artists as Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, Bill Monroe, the Osborne Brothers, and brother duets which led to a love of the more traditional side of bluegrass and old-time music. As a teenager, Lauren began attending workshops like the Swannanoa Gathering, Augusta Heritage Festival, and Monroe Mandolin Camp, advancing both her instrumental and vocal talents while also performing with her family band.
As half of the duo, The Price Sisters, Lauren has been able to travel and perform at festivals from Michigan to Georgia, and Colorado to Maine, including performances at Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Festival, and on RFD-TV’s Cumberland Highlanders Show. In 2016, The Price Sisters released their self-titled EP on Rebel Records. That project was included in the first-round of the 2017 Grammy ballot for best bluegrass album. The Price Sisters have also been featured in articles in Bluegrass Unlimited. In 2015, Lauren played during a ten-day tour of the Peoples Republic of China with along with a group of students from Morehead State University. She has been a mandolin instructor at the prestigious Monroe Mandolin Camp as well as Bean Blossom Bluegrass Bootcamp.
Lauren is a 2017 graduate of Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, where she earned a BA in traditional music with a concentration in bluegrass, and a minor in business administration. She continues to perform year-round with The Price Sisters band.
Lauren is very excited and looking forward to sharing the musical style she loves with everyone at Monroe Mandolin Camp!