LAUREN STEELE Lauren is a Portland born and raised singer-songwriter, poet and actor. Known in her hometown as the daughter of Portland’s first lady of blues– LaRhonda Steele, Lauren has felt at home on the stage from a young age. Whether the medium is music, theatre or spoken word, Steele uses her platform to call attention to social issues. Steele’s most recent EP, Trust My Love, tackles issues of love, race, equality, self love and forgiveness, concepts she works to make prevalent in all of her art. Fortunate to have performed nationally, on stages ranging from Portland’s Waterfront Blues Fest to August Wilson’s Broadway stage in New York, Steele is a young artist who shows promise in more area than one.