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2013 Houston Press Music Awards Nominee for Best Female Vocals!
In 2012, lawyer turned singer-songwriter Lainey Balagia released her debut album, Neverland. With a title inspired by her favorite book and songs inspired by little boys who won’t grow up, the 10 tracks run the gamut from emotional ballads to high energy country rock. In addition to practicing law and releasing an album, Lainey has started a new band with fellow singer-songwriters Debbie Forrest and Libby Koch. Their band, The Grievous Angels, released their debut album in July of 2013 and are currently touring the state performing. Lainey also performs regularly with singer/songwriter Brant Croucher.
In the past 12 months, Lainey has played over a hundred gigs, both solo and with a band, including recent shows at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Houston, TX; Goode’s Armadillo Palace, Houston, TX; House of Blues; SXSW, Austin, TX; The Firehouse Saloon, Houston, TX; Corner Café, Conroe, TX; Blanco’s, Houston, TX; The Wine Garden and the Steer Auction at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Belle’s Landing, West Columbia, TX; Texas Crawfish Festival, Spring, TX; Opening Bell, Dallas, TX, Landry’s, Corpus Christi, TX; Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX; Pecan Street Brewery, Johnson City, TX; Winestyles Vintage, Cypress, TX; The Parish Underground, Austin, TX; The Auslander, Fredericksburg, TX; Houston Beer Fest, Houston, TX; Hill's Cafe, Austin, TX; Reliant Staduim, Houston, TX; and Sam Houston Raceway Park in Houston, TX.
Additionally, Lainey has been recognized by the Houston Press:
• Nominated: Best Female Vocalist 2013, Houston Press Music Awards
• Nominated: Best Local Recording 2013, Houston Press Music Awards (With the Grievous Angels)
• Winner: Best Americana/Folk 2013, Houston Press Music Awards (With the Grievous Angels)
• Nominated: Best Americana Act 2012, Houston Press Music Awards (with the Grievous Angels)