Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna is a mother of five from Stoughton, Mass. (pop. 27,000), about 20 miles outside Boston. She has been writing songs since she was 13 but didn't perform her originals for an audience until she was 27, encouraged by her husband and children. She began singing at open-mike nights in Boston, and the enthusiastic response led to her own shows. She took care of the kids all day, played shows in the evening and wrote songs at the kitchen table after the children's bedtime. She drove from show to show in the same minivan (with 150,000 miles... more