Lakin is a singer/songwriter with a voice sweeter than honey, whose combination of genre-defying musical styles, stunning melodic gifts, beauty, and warmth shine through her heartfelt lyrics and powerful performances. She grew up in an entertainment based family in Riverside, California and went on to major in jazz studies at Long Beach State. With much music in her roots, Lakin’s musical style is a mixture of pop & soul with a twist of folk. Lakin has cultivated a loyal fan base throughout Southern California, opening for such acts as Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, Brian McKnight, Sheila E., and Gladys Knight. On her debut LP album, If Night Turns to Daylight, Lakin displays her multiple talents of writing, performing, arranging, and producing. Her striking collection of songs represents a revolution of the spirit—reflecting themes that go beyond the superficial and into the deeper human experience of the reconciliation of the soul.

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Opening act for the following artists: 

Brian McKnight, The Grove
Teena Marie, The Grove
The Whispers, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Will Downing, The Grove 
Kem, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Sean Kelley, Saint Rocke
Jared Young, Saint Rocke
Sheryl Crow, The Fox Theater
Will Downing, The Grove
Gladys Knight, The Fox Theater
Colbie Caillat, The Fox Theater
Sheila E., The Fox Theater


2014 Independent Music Awards Love Song nominee: 

("Kiss Me Goodbye" from If Night Turns To Daylight)