The singer songwriter Lacy Webb has been playing in the Reno/Tahoe area for 10 years but her love of music began at the age of 8 when her father gingerly allowed her to play his 1968 Gibson Les Paul – His pride and joy. This began Lacy’s love affair with the guitar. She went on to be first chair trumpet all through school, participating in honor bands, jazz bands and ensemble groups. Her junior year she began the first ever drum line and bugle corps programs at Spanish Springs High School. Through thick and thin, work and unemployment; she was always writing and composing original pieces and honing her guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin & cello skills.
Christy Lynn began her life in Reno, NV but only began calling it her home in 2005. Prior to that she spent most of her young life traveling the west coast states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and California. Despite the chaos involved in moving so often, Christy Lynn and her family always found a way to make her love of singing a priority; always participating in choirs, jazz choirs & ensemble groups at any school she attended as well as taking private vocal lessons from age 9-18. It wasn’t until Christy moved back to Reno as an adult that she began to play the guitar and piece together songs from lyrics she had written in journals since the age of 8. Christy Lynn “toured” Reno from 2009-2012 playing as many shows and open mic events as possible, often performing 7 days a week.
On a stormy night in 2012 at the infamous Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor during an open mic event, Lacy ran out of gas and ran into Christy Lynn. Not yet understanding the implications of this meeting, Lacy jumped up on stage during Christy’s rendition of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’, Otherside. The magic was immediately apparent as beautiful harmonies began to emerge virtually out of nowhere. Practices began the next day and have continued nearly every day since, resulting in nearly 20 collective pieces in less than a year with many more on the way. Together as Altered Ego, Lacy and Christy have played locally at The Underground for Made in Reno, Loud as Folk at The Alley and were featured in an artists’ showcase event at Walden’s Cofeehouse as well as playing many open mic events locally.
In the near future Altered Ego has plans to return to San Francisco, California to continue working in the studio on tracks for an upcoming film (release date pending).