Kathy Lamar grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and in 1980, moved to Las Vegas to sing with her friend, pianist Tex Richardson. During her 30-year career in Las Vegas, she sang backup and duos with musicians Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Lola Falana, and Robert Guillaume.
Lamar’s beautiful voice has been heard around the world. Since the early 1990s, she’s performed for months at a time in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore.
She now lives in Grand Rapids where she performs with various local musicians as part of a duo, trio, and quartet.
Vocalist Kathy Lamar says her shows are like a blind date –– because you never know what you’re going to get. She sings a diverse blend of jazz, R&B, soul, and pop hits pulled from many decades. One minute, you might hear a Sting or Bob Marley tune, and the next, an Ella Fitzgerald or Billy Holiday song. Her powerful voice and infectious laugh keeps audiences coming back for more.
Thursday, March 30th
All One Trick Pony shows run from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Reservations are accepted. (NO COVER)
One Trick Pony
Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
January 15, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Fountain Street Church
SEMI-STAGED OPERA | UNBOUND | DRAMA | ENGLISH | FAMILY
A new rhythm and blues opera
The inspiring story of the famous preacher and iconic civil rights leader from Atlanta is brought to life in this deeply moving premiere performance that beautifully fuses opera with bluesy, jazzy, and gospel-tinged rhythms. In a stirring account of his most intimate moments shared with wife Coretta Scott King and close friend Ralph Abernathy, we discover that the themes of equality and justice from the Civil Rights Movement are echoed in our political sentiments today. Despite the well-chronicled tragedy that ended the preacher’s life 50 years ago, the audience is left beaming with the hope of his dream in their hearts.
- What you might hear: soulful renditions of songs such as “Wild Night,” “Moondance,” “Into the Mystic,” and “Brown Eyed Girl”
Support Act: Blues artist Roberta Lee
Fri 3/24/2017 @ 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
11 Ottawa Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
All Ages welcome
Will-call opens 2 hours prior to doors
The incredible vocal style of Ms. Kathy LaMar leaves you captured, mesmerized and wanting more.
Originally from Grand Rapid, Michigan, Kathy has made her home in Las Vegas. With a soothing sound to calm your every mood and take your breath away, her music, her enthusiasm and her heart felt desire to entertain audiences from all over is evident in each and every performance.
Her style ranges from Billy Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Anita Baker, Tina Turner, Toni Braxton, Sade, Ella Fitzgerald and the list goes on and on. Her sultry Jazz, R&B and Blues sound, Kathy can please everyone in the crowd. There is always something for everyone!!
Kathy has worked through out the Las Vegas area in local hotel and casino lounges entertaining audiences on a nightly basis. She is well known throughout Las Vegas as one half of the duo “TEX & KATHY”, who performed around town and primarily at “Play it Again Sam’s” for over 5 years. Gathering a huge following locally.
Kathy has had the opportunity to record some original material and travel the world sharing her God given gift with everyone!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
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