“Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a singer!” says 22-year-old Audra McLaughlin of Glenolden. Audra’s talent was showcased before millions of viewers during season six of NBC’s The Voice. Her “blind audition” performance of “Angel from Montgomery”, written by John Prine and popularized by Bonnie Raitt, wowed the show’s judges, including Blake Shelton, who became her coach. Audra took vocal lessons at the Let There Be Rock School in Folsom, PA. She is also developing rapidly as a songwriter. “Over the past few years, I’ve become quite adept at writing melodies and lyrics, which has continued to grow as I’ve begun playing guitar,” she notes. A former victim of bullying, Audra is very involved with anti-bullying campaigns and has performed at several charity events. Through her music, she hopes to inspire others who have been victims of bullying.
Audra is accompanied by the Sara Spicer Band, whose 19-year-old leader is a singer-songwriter from Folsom. Last year, Sara released her first album, Gotta Believe, which blends country, Christian rock, and pop with lyrics of hope and substance. Recently, she and Audra have been writing songs together.
To find out more, visit Audra’s site at http://audramclaughlin.com/.