Lara Landon is a songwriter, worship leader and author based out of Nashville TN.
Whether she’s meticulously crafting lyrics or ministering to the physically and spiritually needy, authenticity reigns supreme with Landon. Her main goal is to be an intermediary. “I’ve learned over the past few years that my job, and success to me, is connecting people with God and connecting God with people—whether that be through hands-on service, or a simple melody that I’m playing on the piano,” she says. “I’m a connector, and if I’m doing my part correctly, I will disappear and leave people face-to-face with their own heart and the heart of God.”
Between her voice and her piano, she perfectly executes the music that she hopes will reach deep into her audience's souls. Pulling from the dark and pushing into the light, arms outstretched in both directions, Lara establishes that balance again the juxtaposition that makes her music feel moody and hopeful, joyful and broken, all at once. And it is a beautiful, perfect tension.
"Lara Landon stands out for her smoldering vocal style, well-sculpted melodies, and distinctly personal take… (Overcome) invites comparisons with Laura Nyro, Sarah McLachlan, and Paula Cole with its piano-centered mix of folk, pop, and soul blended with an unflinching emotional honesty."
"At the end of the day, (There Is Grace) will touch you in all of your broken places. In its serenity, it will sooth your soul and smooth out the rough spots that you may not even know are still there."
Overcome, Lara's Sophmore album was chosen by iTunes as one of the top 12 albums of 2012 in the CCM genre.