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Open Mic Night with Lauren Heintz

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): adult
Date: 7/3/2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Acoustic musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, and wordsmiths are invited to check out open mic night at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Open mic night is a great venue for performers looking to test new material and for art admirers to discover local creative artists. Sign up starts at 6:30pm with the first performance beginning at 7pm. Each performer will be allotted a ten-minute slot. This event will take place at Honey Modern Comfort Cafe.

Honey Cafe
499 Main St. (at Pennsylvania Ave.)
Glen Ellyn, IL

Lauren Heintz is a Florida-based singer/songwriter. Originally from Villa Park, Illinois, Lauren's folk slinging roots came as a result of frequent living-room jam sessions by her parents in her childhood home. Papa was a guitar player, and mama an accordion player. It was the guitar Lauren took to and still loves today, and it was the soulful music from such legends as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard & Hank Williams that first inspired her to become a songwriter. Later it would be the Beatles, later still, Jim Croce, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, the Eagles.

Lauren has been playing guitar, singing, and writing songs all her adult life. Her voice is uniquely deep, "like chocolate" says one friend. And her guitar work, whether it be her expressive fingerpicking or her hard-driving flat-picking, is skillful and melodically accentuated.

In 2012 Lauren released her introductory album, Feels Like a Miracle, a beautifully produced collection of original and optimistic songs about love, life, family, ghosts, gold-miners, and traveling. Her song, Bluer Skies, recently placed in the Top Ten at the Will McLean Song Writing Contest and a few years earlier placed between 4th-20th place (out of 240 entries) in a contest to replace the official state song of Florida.

You can learn more about Lauren, including watching videos & listening to her music, at www.laurenheintz.com or www.folkslinger.com

Presenter: Amy Franco