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Lauren GrantLauren Grant will be sitting in with the Smack Talk Crew on August 11th to discuss the release of her upcoming album “ANY LITTLE WAY”.  Lauren is a Folk/Indie singer based in Dallas, TX. She was born in Japan and has lived in many countries including Italy and Switzerland, before making her way to America.

She learned to play guitar from her father at age of 12 and started writing songs at 15.  Writing and singing has been her passion ever since.  Lauren musical  influences come from a wide variety of artists, such as:  The Cranberries, Lee Ann Womack and No Doubt.

Lauren Grant has been performing in public concerts since 2003 and has had a musical guest appearance on Trix In The Hat TV show; was a Jingle Contest Judge on 106.1 KissFM Kidd Kraddick in the Morning; performed at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Fort Worth, TX.  She’s had an original song used in Guess™ ads and performed an original song for a Victor Clark™ clothing TV commercial. In addition, she was one of the top ten finalists in the 2013 “Songs That Save” songwriter competition for St. Judes and won the 2014 Dallas Indie Festival “Artist Of The Year” award.

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www.laurengrantmusic.com

11355409_10100149555952431_1772764461_nWife, mother and professional by day; model and entertainer by evening. Amber has a busy schedule for sure. She began modeling modeling in 2011 and studying the art of burlesque shortly after that. Penny Ruffles was created as a persona to use for her character on stage and in front of the camera. 11324095_10100149555957421_1199409339_nShe has been features in pinup magazines such as Classy Keen, Delicious Dolls and Drive-In Magazine. Though she is new to burlesque, performance is something she’s been doing for most of her life in various forms. She trained under local Dallas performers from the Ruby Revue and has performed in several shows since her first burlesque performance in May.

11355442_10100149555932471_1885274208_nHer next performance will be a duet with her dance partner, Roxxy Reckless, in Tulsa, OK on June 20th with a burlesque dance company called TwoLips Burlesk. You can find a link for more information at http://pennyruffles.com.

10297868_10203257926062570_8182447224463974147_nComedian Chris Evans will be sitting in with the Smack Talk Crew to discuss his upcoming performance at Hyena’s of Fort Worth for the Butch Lord’s Comedy Showcase.

Chris is 34 years old and following his dream of being a Stand-up comedian.  He is still learning and enjoying the journey that he on.  Chris loves the smiles and the reactions he get after telling jokes or funny stories. He believes he can make an impact on the 3 ring circus we called Comedy.  Chris has been doing Standup Comedy for about 4 years and has always been a fan of Standup comedy.

I was divorce but remarried to a beautiful Hispanic woman named Victoria (Who is from Oak cliff and carries a knife in her Michael Kors purse.  I did gymnastics for 3 years so I’m used to performing in front of an already disappointed crowd. I’ve performed at Addison Improv, Hyenas, House of Blues and various bars and colleges around the DFW area.  When I was 12 I got kicked out of church because I spit out my first communion.

Get your tickets to my upcoming show at: http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/23871675209943978

 

 

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Join the Smack Talk Crew  as they sit with Nicole Pena who will be debuting in her first MMA fight in Midland, TX Feb 21 for Texas Premiere Amateur Fight Series.  She is 27, she come from Godley, TX single mother, manager at local restaurant in Burleson, TX, and is a volunteer firefighter.

Also Alex Madrid,1536424_1587088271512323_3662681451314508421_n trainer and head MMA Instructor at Tx Black Belt Academy  under Professor Nick Paganish in Burleson , TX, will be joining us, who is currently opening just under a 10,000 sq. ft. new military academy with a Cross Fit facility in it as well. It about to get real.