Lauri Jones is a Pacific Northwest based singer/songwriter/performer who originally hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has shared the stage with the likes of Patti LaBelle and George Benson, has sung back-up on recordings of such artists as Diana Ross, and had the great honor of singing with the legendary Boston Pops.
Eric Montgomery is a multi-instrumentalist (drums/keys/vocals) and songwriter with an extensive background in acclaimed original and cover bands in the Pacific NW and Denver areas. His diverse range as a musician has been called "powerful", "inspired", and "remarkable" by industry leaders such as Bernie Grundman, Chuck Maylin, and Roger Fisher.
Lauri and Eric met a few years ago in Lake Oswego, Oregon, doing what they both love to do: make music that expands awareness and stirs the soul. It was in the planning stages of Lauri's latest album, "Walk Your Life" (which Eric produced and played on) that they "fell for each other" and, once the album was complete, began to explore singing and writing together as a duo. With Lauri's diverse background performing on cruise ships, in dance bands, jazz combos, and in musical theatre, and Eric's more rock-oriented background, their sound together is unique and their repertoire eclectic. Rich harmonies accompanied by rhythmic piano stylings, box drum, and a variety of percussive instruments keeps their music fresh and interesting. They perform their own originals as well as unique versions of other artists' songs, ranging from Leonard Cohen to The Beatles to Ed Sheeran. A recent concert-goer raved: "The interaction between Lauri and Eric was infectious and their choice of songs kept their sets interesting and fresh."