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.

Sample tracks

Sample video

Opening act for the following artists: 

Brian McKnight, The Grove, April 2008 
Teena Marie, The Grove, June 2008 
The Whispers, Riverside Municipal Auditorium, January 2009 
Will Downing, The Grove, February 2009 
Kem, Riverside Municipal Auditorium, March 2009 
Sean Kelley, Saint Rocke, March 2009 
Jared Young, Saint Rocke, September 2009 
Sheryl Crow, The Fox Theater, January 2010 
Will Downing, The Grove, February 2010 
Gladys Knight, The Fox Theater, March 2010 
Colbie Caillat, The Fox Theater, February 2012 
Sheila E., The Fox Theater, October 2013 

Press photos


2014 Independent Music Awards Love Song nominee  

2014 Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Winner


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