Lauren Cole Band
The Lauren Cole Band is from Johnson City, Tennessee, and can best be described as blues with an infusion of soul and rock. Every venue she has played has enthusiastically invited her back. Dom Avento plays the bass, and it's when he gets out the upright that the fun really begins. Guitarists Joe Avento and Mike Murphy are joined by drummer Josh Shores.
"Fun and full of energy" is how PigeonForge.com described one of her shows at the Hard Rock Cafe. "Johnson City, TN native Lauren Cole brings no small amount of local flavor to the stage. Her powerful vocals are backed by an understated but no less talented ensemble that includes the always on-point Josh Shores on drums and Mike Murphy on guitar."
From Lightnin' Charlie, voted Favorite Musician in the Mountain South, "Great stuff! But I'm a sucker for good songs, good players, gutsy singers, pretty girls, hot rod guitars and doghouse basses."