Monday, August 17, 2009

Mercy Romance with Lauren Whitener

The Mercy team has very exciting news to share with our patrons! Due to poplar demand, we are now providing live entertainment every Saturday and Sunday. Sundays will now be known as “Mercy Romance with Lauren Whitener”.

Miss Whitener is a soulful and dynamic blues/jazz singer and songwriter with southern rock undertones from Atlanta, Georgia. She began her love affair with music and the stage as a young child performing solos at the First Baptist Church and the Greater Atlanta Christian School. Her parents' love and appreciation of legends like Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James served as early influences. As she matured, Lauren added the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Adele to her repertoire.

Armed with pure talent, strong ambition and a supportive family, Lauren moved to Dallas in the fall of 2006 to fully pursue a career as a blues/jazz singer and share her talent. “The tiny girl with a powerhouse voice” (fan comment) initially performed with The Julie Bonk Trio and later teamed up with an incredible group of musicians from the Dallas area. They include Erick Morgan (toured with Ray Charles for 17 years), drums; Tommy Nash, guitar; and Shelly Carroll (recorded/performed with Maureen McGovern, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, and Joe Williams), saxophone.

Lauren’s currently working on her sophomore album which will showcase her unique sound, strong mezzo-soprano vocals and mastery of the written word. It will reveal her personal journey and self-reflection, allowing the audience to get a front row seat into the artist’s soul. 2009 is quickly proving to be another exciting year for Lauren, full of new opportunities and experiences!

Please join us every Sunday from 6-9 P.M. and enjoy a relaxing evening of romance.

No cover charge, Open to the Public

Vincent Havard