Come join Lauren Mitchell & “The Professor” Michael Hensley for an intimate, acoustic evening. This is Lauren’s last performance in the area until the end of September. And it is also a chance to get up-close-and-personal with Lauren & ‘the Professor” as they invite you into the “Living Room” … the place where The Lauren Mitchell Band started!
“It all started about 10 years ago in Michael’s living room. He would sit at the piano & I would sing. Sometimes one of us following the other, on songs we didn’t even know! There was no audience, no pressure. and no worry … just the two of us and the music. That’s the way we want the audience to feel when we do a show this way – just the two of us. I want them to feel like I’ve invited them into my living room, and that we’re all just hanging out, relaxing, enjoying each others’ company … and of course, the music. I like these “piano bar” shows to feel more like a conversation with the audience, than a performance for them.
I definitely think that when I strip away the dancing & the crazy stage shenanigans I’m known for, (and that we all love!) that it gives the audience a chance to really see who I am, as an artist & also as a person. The listeners get to hear a lot of nuance in my vocals that get left behind when we play with the full band, not to mention Michael’s piano playing is as delicate & subtle as his Hammond playing is hot & nasty! We always love doing these duo shows & our Believers usually love them too!”
This is a LISTENING event. It won’t be a night for crazy dancing or loud music. This is going to be an awesome night. Bruce Famiglio has a “special” Lauren Mitchell Pizza on the menu and it’s going to be hot, along with a few other surprises.
See you Friday, 8/29 at 7:30 at the Flying Dog Café…..Sarasota / Bradenton’s music destination. $5.00 cover charge goes to Lauren & the Professor.