Music has long been present in the life of Lauren Price Napier. Growing up, she learned to sing duet-style harmony with her twin sister, Leanna, by listening to their parents sing together. Although Lauren and Leanna were gifted instruments as children, it wasn’t until they attended a few workshops and festivals in their high school years and saw some of their favorite artists performing live, that they girls began to take a strong interest in bluegrass music.
Lauren holds the role of co-founder, mandolinist, and vocalist with ‘The Price Sisters’ band and most of her professional work in the music industry comes from within that position. While still in college, Lauren and Leanna signed with Rebel Records, released an EP, and subsequently began touringas The Price Sisters. The Sisters’ released their first full-length album for Rebel, “A Heart Never Knows” in spring of 2018. The five-piece band to-date has performed at numerous venues and festivals across the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Lauren has been an instructor at the Monroe Mandolin Camp, the DelFest Academy, Camp Bluegrass, Mandolin Camp North, Augusta Bluegrass Week, the Bobby Osborne Mandolin Roundup, and workshop-leader at various festivals where The Price Sisters have performed. Lauren has also hosted or been guest on several virtual mandolin workishops including the Lousiville Folk School. Lauren has worked as an Artist-in-Residence with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In June 2019, she was the featured for an interview on Mandolin Cafe. In 2019, Lauren was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Momentum Vocalist of the Year, and in 2020, was nominated for Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year. The Price Sisters have a debut album to be released February 16, 2024 on McCoury Music titled “Between the Lines”.