Hot Video Alert: Lauren Pritchard - Not The Drinking (Live on The Tonight Show)
One of my favorite new artists, Lauren Pritchard, took a break from her UK promotional schedule to make her U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. The 22 year old Jackson, Tennessee native sang a gritty, soulful rendition of her new single, "Not The Drinking," earning herself a raucous round of applause and cheering at the end of the performance. The Broadway Star (Pritchard was part of the original Spring Awakening cast)-turned singer/songwriter was signed to Universal/Island Records and has been busy making a name for herself in the UK, extensively promoting her EP (The Jackson Sessions) and new album, Wasted In Jackson, which was released in the UK on Monday and here in the States Tuesday. UK fans can snag a free copy of the album track "When The Night Kills The Day," co-written by Ed Harcourt and produced by Ted and Marcus Mumford (of Mumford & Sons) on iTunes. U.S. fans can buy the track along with the rest of the album now. If you haven't heard this girl sing, you're really missing out. Love her! Come back to the states Lauren! I'd love to catch you on tour.