Friday, July 28, 2017

Ridin' That Train with...Lauren Patten

Name: Lauren Patten

Hometown: Chicago IL

Education: NYU & The New School

Who do you play in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Reable

Describe your character in three words: fierce, loving leader

Tell us about The Goree All-Girl String Band: The show is about a group of women in a Texas prison in the 1930's who learned music and formed a band as a path out of jail and into a better life.

Describe The Goree All-Girl String Band in three words: honky tonk heaven

What instruments do you play in the show?: guitar

What's your favorite country song?: “Long Gone Lonesome Blues” by Hank Williams

Who's your favorite country artist of all time?: three way tie between Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and the Avett Brothers

What is your favorite moment in The Goree All-Girl String Band?: Ridin That Train

What is the most rewarding thing about being a part of the Goree team?: playing music as a band - a first for me!

Why is this show important now?: We need to hear strong female voices in the theatre more than ever.

Why should we come see The Goree All-Girl String Band?: it's an incredible true story, and some incredible foot-stomping music.

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