Standing at five feet tall, Lauren Weintraub is proof that good things come in small packages. A “half-pint dynamite” to quote April Boyle of the Portland Press Herald, Lauren is a seasoned performer from Massachusetts displaying poise and grace while delivering clear, soaring vocals and an impressive range. Storytelling is what has always drawn Lauren into her writing along with her clever lyrics and crisp, expressive guitar and piano playing that lift her stories. Writing with depth well beyond her years, her razor-sharp musical instincts allow her to visualize music in a fresh way. She has a deep desire to share her songs with a broad audience and has recently released her new single, “So Predictable.” Lauren was a 2017 YoungArts winner in the Voice Singer/Songwriter category and the ICHSA committee has named her as an “Outstanding Soloist” twice. Lauren draws inspiration from artists such as Lori McKenna, Sara Bareilles, Ben Howard, Maren Morris, and Donovan Woods. She has a bright path ahead of her in the music industry and looks forward to collaborating with others. When she’s not writing or performing, you can find Lauren driving her blue mini cooper and figuring out how to jam more pairs of shoes into her dorm room.
Vivacious singer/songwriter Raquel Telfer makes free-spirited music with clever lyrics, catchy melodies and deep grooves. Her handcrafted tunes vibrate with elements of southern roots music, folk, pop and country, celebrating strong-willed female storytellers who have inspired her, like Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and Brandy Clark. A connected and authentic performer with an easily characterized, soul-baring voice, Raquel’s live show resonates with the same energy that rolls through her dynamic recordings. Her straight-talking, quirky songs overflow with homegrown vibes that tell vivid tales of heartbreak, self-discovery, evolution, love and hope and invite listeners to walk alongside her on her own journey.
Smart and charming, Nashville based Singer/Songwriter Kelli Johnson captivates her audience with honest lyrics, an infectious smile, and pure talent. A superb vocalist, her use of vocal dynamics is exceptional and strong, transitioning from angelic balladeer to blues powerhouse flawlessly. Whether she’s performing a solo acoustic show, or with a full band, Kelli can hold her own as a solid rhythm guitarist. She has an extraordinary song list derived from Motown hits, to Country Classics to Rock and Roll with Gospel and Bluegrass favorites thrown in. In 2016, Kelli released her Third album ‘Hey Country” with multi-instrumentalist Barry Waldrep. Kelli and Barry toured the 2017 Christmas Season with Grammy Winning Artist John Berry for his 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour.