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Nashville Showcase 10/28

Showcase Invite Non-Industry

I am so excited to perform in Nashville for a full band show on Weds. Oct. 28! Show starts at 6pm at Acme Feed + Seed in downtown Nashville, TN. Invite your friends, can’t wait to see you there!

Summer/Fall Tour Update

Update: Due to a different music-related opportunity, I’ve withdrawn my participation in the following shows supporting The Doobie Brothers & Gregg Allman: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.

2015 Summer Tour

Lara Johnston is getting ready to head out on her summer tour, which includes a solo show in Nashville and select dates opening up for The Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman.
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Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival

I had the best time at the Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival in Nashville last week! I co-wrote with some amazing songwriters and played my first Tin Pan round at Commodore Grille, accompanied by guitarist Jerry McPherson. There are no words to describe how talented and inclusive the Nashville writing community is, and I can’t wait to share new songs with you soon!

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(L to R – Lacy Green, Quinn Loggins, myself, and Tori Tullier)
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 to R – Lacy Green, Bart Herbison of NSAI, and Tori Tullier)11102718_10153211141802661_7489359394361701848_n
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L to R – Marv Green, Lee Miller, and Frank Myers)

Writing Songs for SAF3

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-

 

 

 

UP NEXT: BMI Acoustic Lounge in NYC!

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!poster

Here’s BMI’s article: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/songwriters_lara_johnston_macy_kate_and_jax_to_play_bmis_acoustic_lounge