Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Laura Michelle Hughes

Back in 2006 or 2007, I stumbled upon Laura Michelle Hughes singing a couple of her original songs at a neighorhood pub, loved it, but didn't have my camera handy. She sang like she was an actress and not just a musician, putting a little something extra into it that can't quite be put into words. You just hear it, see it and you just know it's special.

One of her original songs titled Just a Dream that was posted way back in January 2007 is still up on MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/lauramichellehughesmusic

It's also now on Soundcloud, embedded below for your enjoyment:


Not too many days after I witnessed her nice performance, I caught her walking out of a little cafe where she worked at the time wearing what she is wearing in this photo and she agreed to pose. A guy singing & playing guitar on the street for tips let us borrow his guitar for a few bucks. The resulting photo happens to be one of my most favorites I have ever shot.

Photo of Laura Michelle Hughes by Gregory J. Chamberlain