Update: Due to a different music-related opportunity, I’ve withdrawn my participation in the following shows supporting The Doobie Brothers & Gregg Allman:
September 1st- Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC
September 2nd- Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD
September 4th- Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
I’ll look forward to visiting these beautiful cities in the future!
I will still be performing at the Laid Back Festival at Jones Beach in NY on August 29th.
Lara is in the studio working on new music for 2015! Stay tuned…
I recently got together with my friends in The New Velvet to make this duet version of Sam Smith’s beautiful song ‘Stay With Me.’
Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to share it if you feel so inclined Thanks for watching!
Recently, I wrote three songs for the TV show “SAF3.” It was an inspiring and fun process. I loved getting “assignments” to compose for certain scenes/moods/musical styles. Thanks to Cory Lerios for inviting me to be a part of the project.
Here are the tunes I wrote with footage from the show-
I’m honored to be teaming up with Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI), for their Acoustic Lounge showcase this Tuesday, February 25th at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. I have so much respect and admiration for the BMI staff and the many legendary artists/writers they represent…so this is really exciting for me. Also performing are these two super talented ladies: Macy Kate and Jax. If you’re in NYC, I’d love to see you at this show! It’ll be an intimate, in-the-round type setting…a great way to warm up the winter!
Here’s BMI’s article: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/songwriters_lara_johnston_macy_kate_and_jax_to_play_bmis_acoustic_lounge
One of the perks of performing at Chefdance was getting to partake in the eating festivities! We enjoyed a delicious meal that was dreamed up by Top Chef finalist, restaurateur, and winner of ABC’s “The Taste” (among many other accomplishments), Brian Malarkey. We also befriended some fantastic table mates (shout out to Kathleen, Alan, Craig, and Thomas from Qirra Sound- the smartest, nicest people!)- including the one and only Megan Faulkner Brown, winner of TLC’s Cupcake Wars and founder/creator of The Sweet Tooth Fairy, a fantastically delicious bakery with several locations throughout the US. Megan and her husband Ethan were really lovely. And Megan invited us to try some of the treats at the Salt Lake City location of her bakery! So of course, we took her up on that offer…and let me tell you, that place is heavenly. The smell alone…and the cupcakes and cakebites are seriously tasty. Since Valentine’s Day was just around the corner, Ben and I were thinking that it would be super fun to do a joint giveaway contest with goodies from the Sweet Tooth Fairy and music from me! The idea was for participants to post their best ‘cupcake selfies’ on various social media platforms for a chance to win cake bites, signed EPs, and T-Shirts. We got lots of really cute entries and we will be announcing the winners in a couple days. IMG_3618