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“This Cover Of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ Is Better Than The Original (Video) Sam Smith is undoubtedly taking the world by storm. Compared to other artists this year, he’s made 2014 his bitch. His popularity has inspired dozens to create their own versions of his amazing songs, and today I bring you what may be the best cover of any song I have ever heard. No — I am not exaggerating. Get the tissues ready, because this song will bring you to tears. Lara Johnson absolutely nails it when singing along with The New Velvet. Happy Friday, ya’ll. Enjoy this, you deserve it! PS: I’ve been listening to this on repeat for the past three hours, that’s how great it is.”
“Songwriters Lara Johnston, Macy Kate and Jax to Play BMI’s Acoustic Lounge. BMI is excited to announce the performers at its upcoming Acoustic Lounge showcase, to be held February 25, 2014, at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. This month’s musical assemblage - starting at 9:00pm - will feature songwriters Lara Johnston, Macy Kate and Jax, who will perform stripped-down versions of their catchy, knee-tapping tunes. The songstresses chosen to play February’s “Lounge” reflect a varied musical pedigree: Lara’s powerful voice has led her to multiple SXSW stages and earned her opening act spots for KISS and Heart; Macy Kate’s viral video has more than 7 million views and she has worked with such producers as Rock City (Rihanna, Drake); and Jax’s trajectory began at the infamous Stone Pony and ascended to slots on the Warped Tour and Bamboozle festival. Each of these artists offers a unique spin on the pop genre. Take this opportunity to see them up-close-and-personal - ”
“Lara Johnston Interview http://youtu.be/OcuLTJRY4rU”
“GRAND PRIZE WINNER LARA JOHNSTON SETS THE BAR IN INAUGURAL UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION Cyndi Lauper, Robert Smith (The Cure), St. Vincent, Kenny Rogers, and 3 Doors Down Are Among 2012 Judges August 29, 2012 - Unsigned Only is pleased to announce its 2012 winners selected from almost 7,500 entries worldwide. The Grand Prize, Unsigned Only’s highest honor, goes to San Francisco, CA artist Lara Johnston with the song, “K.I.S.S.” Johnston was the highest scoring artist overall in the competition and a favorite among the judges. Upon learning the news, she stated, “The Unsigned Only Competition presents truly unique, hands-on opportunities for an undiscovered artist like myself, and I'm beyond honored and excited to be recognized as their first Grand Prize winner!” What makes Lara Johnston so captivating, aside from her girl-next-door beauty, is her powerful voice, dynamic stage presence, creative spirit, and great songwriting. She has shared the bill”
“Today’s Fresh Pick on Daily Unsigned, Lara Johnston pulls her inspiration and style from an era of music where the stylistic and soulful vocals commanded their attention in the songs that were crafted. Lara Johnston has mastered the art of storytelling using her breathy and emotionally driven vocals…I am sure that you too will be captured in her net as well. Emotionally driven!”