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Laurie has made some changes! We are called "Laurie and the Lefties" now!  

Laurie and the Lefties is the new adventure for veteran vocalist Laurie Middlebrook-Spear. Building on the solid core of the former Laurie Middlebrook band of; Laurie, Dan Wall on drums/percussion/vocals, and Bruce Rupp on keys, Laurie incorporated her husband Kevin Spear on bass guitar and vocals and her old buddy Bob Hausler on guitar/vocals. This band is built around Laurie’s amazing vocals, acoustic guitar, and songwriting. The key element is the wonderful thick harmonies the band delivers. This unit has great vocal depth with 4 solid lead vocalists that know when to step up and lead and when to step back and blend. This allows the band the freedom to pick songs from a vast array of styles and genres. Instrumentally the band draws on years of experience. Its members have played stages large and small across North America. They understand every situation is unique and adjust their sound accordingly. Armed with solid arrangements and a willingness to reach out to their audience in a passionate and personal way they will take the listener on a journey from the sweet and sentiment to rocking the dance floor. Laurie’s great stage presence shines through and draws the listener in. The band is looking forward to playing for audiences throughout Michigan.

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Previous events

Laurie and the Lefties @ the Pigeon Band Shell

The Pigeon Band Shell, 87 Rollie Smith Drive, Pigeon MI 48755

Laurie and the Lefties fill the summer air with their music. Great community event in the quaint town of Pigeon. Admission is $ 6. $8 at the gate. 7:00 - 9:00 pm So lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on are appropriate; we do not have bleachers. We have a small concession stand and 2 port-a-johns (one handicap accessible). Parking is available on three sides of the Band Shell. The one parking area is a blocked off street, School Street, on the audience side of the Band Shell, which is reserved for handicapped parking You may bring your own cooler with refreshments, but since the Band Shell is on village property, by ordinance, alcoholic beverages are prohibited. In the case of inclement weather, our concerts are moved to Laker High School auditorium, 3 miles east of Pigeon on M-142 at 6136 W. Pigeon Rd, Pigeon MI. We make our decision to move our concerts by 2pm on the day of the concert. We post signs at the Band Shell. As well, we notify the local radio station WLEW FM 102.1 and ask to have the move announced. We also post a banner on the website. Patrons may also call 989-453-4391 for this information.

Songwriters Showcase Laurie Middlebrook and Amy Petty

Pierce Road Bar and Grill, 2903 Pierce Road, Saginaw

Laurie's guest for Songwriter Night at Pierce Road is the very talented Amy Petty. Laurie and Amy will share stories and songs starting at 7:30pm on Monday, June 11th. Come to The Pierce Road Bar and Grill for dinner, and stay for drinks and songs with Laurie and Amy.

Apr28

Laurie and the Lefties @ The Pierce Road Bar and Grill

Pierce Road Bar and Grill, 2903 Pierce Road, Saginaw

Laurie Middlebrook-Spear with her new band Laurie and the Lefties. A mix of Alt country, Americana, and popular rock tunes. Plus a good portion of Laurie's great originals. Tight vocal harmonies, solid backing band. Enjoy great food and huge selection of cold beer. Celebrate spring in the Saginaw Valley.

Apr27

Laurie and the Lefties @ The Pierce Road Bar and Grill

Pierce Road Bar and Grill, 2903 Pierce Road, Saginaw

Laurie Middlebrook-Spear with her new band Laurie and the Lefties. A mix of Alt country, Americana, and popular rock tunes. Plus a good portion of Laurie's great originals. Tight vocal harmonies, solid backing band. Enjoy great food and huge selection of cold beer. Celebrate spring in the Saginaw Valley.

Laurie and the Lefties @ Bourbon and Co.

Bourbon and Co., 118 E. Genessee Ave, Saginaw

Laurie Middlebrook-Spear with her new band Laurie and the Lefties. A mix of Alt country, Americana, and popular rock tunes. Plus a good portion of Laurie's great originals. Tight vocal harmonies, solid backing band. Enjoy great food and huge selection of cold beer.

Michael Robertson House concert

Freeland

The super talented Michael Robertson will be playing a intimate evening of his great original music at the home of Kevin and Laurie Spear. Please email Laurie for details. lauriemiddlebrook@yahoo.com

Saginaw on Stage

Apple Mt. Resort, 4519 North River Road, Freeland MI

Laurie and Bob will be playing on the singer/songwriter stage.

About Saginaw on Stage 25+ local artists, three stages, one building Each year, Rotary Club of Saginaw uses the proceeds from Saginaw on Stage for various humanitarian and civic efforts, locally and globally. In 2018 this includes: All Music is Power (AMP) Visit their website at www.allmusicispower.com to learn more. A Place for Grace Visit their website at www.aplaceforgracechildcare.org. ​Other 2018 beneficiaries will include Rotary's Dictionary for Kids Project, Youth Leadership Camp, and local law enforcement.