Arriving almost simultaneously with the release of the newest album 'It's Time' from crooner Michael Buble, is the 10-song, self produced CD 'Passing Perceptions' from his one-time keyboardist and co-writer Jennifer Lauren. Presenting a fresh new sound in acoustic roots music, the Vancouver-born songwriter released her debut album to a sold-out concert on January 28th, 2005. Says Buble of Jennifer's music, 'it's as if you took Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell and Jann Arden and shook it all up.' The Vancouver-born Lauren earned her Performance Degree in classical piano as a teenager and later mastered bass, and bluegrass fiddle in addition to finding her voice as a singer and songwriter. From 1997 to 2000, she worked with rising star Buble and among other highlights, appeared on Vicki Gabereau's TV show and performed at an after party for the Three Tenors. In the years since parting company with Buble, she has toured Taiwan as part of a Top 40 show band and has recently discovered a passion for writing and performing on acoustic guitar. 'Passing Perceptions' consists entirely of self-penned tunes with varied textures of musical support including stand-up bass, drums, harmonica, dobro, banjo and mandolin.