Professional, experienced musician/singer-songwriter. Vast repertoire of originals and covers. Cool groovy sound. Has own equipment. Can bring duo, trio, band combo. Entertaining, smart, and discreet.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Unions: Not Yet
What to Expect
Quality music from a seasoned entertainer is what Laura McLean is all about. Dependable and prompt,
she connects with the audience at a core level and is always 'on'. No I-pads or cheat sheets. No shoe-gazing or yelling. Laura is great at sizing up the room and delivering the right stuff!
Laura McLean is a veteran troubadour of the chitlin' circuit. From Wilmington, NC, this Guitar Guru of the Lower Cape Fear always gives 100% and has a huge setlist of originals and covers of many genres.
Well-known as a teacher of guitar and music production, McLean champions many causes on the east coast and beyond in song and in live performances. Whether you just need to count a pro entertainer to wow your specific crowd, an exciting speaker/singer for your political rally, or a classroom visit to get the kids fired up about education, Laura McLean is a classic swiss army knife of the arts. And she's got the guitar fire! She has just released a new disc, Elliguitar on her own label, Coolcalm.
Additional Booking Notes
Laura generally uses a sure 58 on a boom for vocals and runs a direct out from a Digitech pedal. She plays acoustic and electric, and has many personal PA options if needed. Laura runs sound for the prestigious Airlie Gardens Concert Series as Wrightville Beach, and knows her way around the gear!
Laura's setlist is vast and ever-changing. Running the gamut of folk, pop, blues, country, rock and hiphop genres, and spanning each important decade of music from the 60s til present, you will be hard-pressed to find a head with more songs crammed into it!
|Laura McLean||SInger, Guitarist, Producer|
|Britt Gentry||Guitarist, Mandolinist|
Influences & Inspiration
Laura's influences include the classic British Invasion/American rockers, the stark bluegrass and blues visionists, and various guitar gods and smart women. Among them: Hendrix, Dylan, Joni, LedZep, and all the dinosaur loves, the Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Concrete Blonde, ChiliPeppers and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and recent faves Jack White, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, LP, Galactic, Florence and the Machine and Hayes Carll. Eclectic, but fine!
PA w/monitor (but I have my own also)