On Oct. 30, Midcoast Maine musician Lauren Crosby teams with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine, to release “Sheepscot Valley Enchantress,” a nine-track solo-acoustic vinyl EP that weaves alluring melodies through delicate topics: depression, anxiety, self-doubt, teenage suicide, gun violence in schools, and the feelings of worthlessness.
The album was written by the Midcoast singer-songwriter as an implement for individuals who are searching for their own ways to express emotions in healthy and creative ways. In an ever-changing world, the need for mental health support is rapidly rising, especially in the rural state of Maine. In this delicate collection of original songs, “Sheepscot Valley Enchantress” weaves an honest and authentic interpretation of feelings and growth. Artwork is by Kate McGreavy.
Crosby will self-release the album on her website, www.lauren-crosby.com Oct.30. It is available for pre-order now.
Crosby teaches English at Lincoln Academy in Damariscotta and operates her own music lesson studio in downtown Bath. When she is not teaching, she is touring the country performing and writing music. Her latest single “Biloxi” features Griffin Sherry, lead singer and vocalist for the famed Portland-based holler-rock group The Ghost of Paul Revere.
Through support, education, and advocacy NAMI Maine is dedicated to building better lives for the one in four Mainers who are affected by mental illness.