Christian singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle returned to her Louisiana roots this week, performing three sold-out shows at the Saenger Theatre. From her 2015 debut album to her Grammy award-winning 2018 album Look Up Child, Daigle has grown her music of worship by blending pop sounds and lyrics of faith to enrapture even non-believers with her gospel-inspired voice. Her remarkable talent and career may only be outshined by her remarkable generosity.
At her Sunday performance, she was joined not only by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band but invited the children of Roots of Music to perform. Roots of Music is an integral program devoted to providing students from low-income families in New Orleans with music education, meals, and mentorships. Daigle then presented the youth band with a donation of over $60,000, displaying her commitment to supporting New Orleans' rich music culture and bringing hope to our community.
The donation from Daigle's foundation, the Price Fund, was added to the $6,000 raised by her audience, which Daigle also personally matched. In the New Orleans Christmas spirit, clearly the gift of music and charity is one that keeps on giving.
For those who missed out on this very special occasion, Daigle will return to New Orleans to perform at the Smoothie King Center this July of 2020, a fitting final stop in her most deserving first tour as a big-arena headliner.