Life, they say, is a great teacher. This is definitely true for singers. Some take years to discover their niche, while others discover it early and spend years honing their craft. There is much to be learned in a musical journey, and Lori Yeary has been an excellent student. Lori’s musical home is jazz and she is happily returning to her roots at last. Lori’s long time association with the Grapevine Opry garnered her 4 Favorite Gospel Artist of the Year Awards (with One Voice) and a membership in the Hall of Fame. As a featured singer for Big T and the Bada Bings, Lori’s jazz stylings were an audience favorite. Her crystal-clear voice lends itself to soulful ballads and swinging jazz with a versatility that is unique and fresh.
A native Dallasite, Lori grew up in a family of singers. Her parents sang in a jazz quartet, so singing harmony came easily for the youngest of three children. Lori shares, “By the time I came along, all the main harmony parts were taken so I had to learn to fit in and hear and sing close harmony!” The family blend was honed to perfection when Lori and her siblings formed the group “One Voice” and enjoyed a 5-year journey performing for delighted audiences. She embarked on her solo career with Big T and the Bada Bings, returning to her first love, jazz. Lori explains “I always knew I would sing jazz. It’s where I feel most connected – grounded, if you will. There’s something about the music of the ’30s and ‘40s – the rhythms and lyrics – just the way it makes you feel. Honestly, it makes me happy!” With a vocal style reminiscent of Rosemary Clooney and Doris Day, Lori’s music pays tribute to the great music of the ’30s and ‘40s with style and grace.
Lori is currently booking dates through the end of 2017. If you are interested in booking Lori for your venue or event please call 214.356.1929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.