Michael O’Neal and Susan Gibson Fill LMAO Comedy With Great Live Music
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LMAO Comedy at 12, 1st Street in Paris, Texas has been bringing the live entertainment ever since the doors first opened. From dueling pianos to Kinky Friedman, the Laffin is full of sight & sound surprises! On Saturday September 29th, 2012 Daryl Felsberg packed the BYOB house once again for a night of musical melody. The Laffin is just the right for venue for an intimate evening with two amazing solo artists.
Michael O’Neal has been drawing people into his powerful folk music way before his first release in 2004. Influencing many of our local musicians, Michael O’Neal has carved his name into North East Texas with his unique approach to songwriting. Stepping into the spotlight, Mr. O’Neal opened the show with several tunes plucked from his years of being a Texas troubadour. Songs like “The Vet”, “Learning as I Go”, and his latest tune entitled “5×7’s” are derived from a life as a man that was raised up to appreciate all things with pride. Watch the video below for “52 Les Paul” to catch a glimpse of his talent. Michael’s first paying gig ever was at Dylan’s Bar in Paris and since then this lyrical genius has brought a distinctive change in our local music scene. Michael O’Neal is featured in the September edition of County Line Magazine and he is described by Tom Geddie as having “an un-canny ability for sharing stories that resonate with listeners”. We have seen Michael play at many local venues and he pours as much passion into his performance with a small crow as he does in front of hundreds. Setting the musical mood with his Shiner in one hand & his 6-string in the other, O’Neal exited the stage with applause as Daryl Felsberg introduced the headliner.
Susan Gibson is an amazing singer/songwriter that has released 4 solo albums and tours all over the nation. Paris was in for a treat as Susan plugged in and injected her southern alternative blend of vocal-driven radiance. Her unmatchable vocal tone and relationship with her guitar sets the bar in the genre of Texas Americana & Folk. Among the many original poetic pieces in her set were “First Sign of Spring”, “Wide Open Spaces”, and her latest release “Evergreen”. Listening to her recordings, Susan seems to be comfortable in the studio but we were blown away by her live on-stage power and grace. We had a chance to talk with Susan about our music scene and she submitted her “Outer Space” & “Tightrope” albums to Paris Live Open Mic! If you haven’t heard about our internet radio show then here is the scoop! Paris Live Open Mic is LIVE 24/7 at www.parislive.org spinning all genres of indie music. Every Wednesday at from 8-10pm we settle in and introduce new Texas Music into our archive. With tons of giveaways and prizes, Robbie Gunn & Super Dave involves every listener in hilarious banter while promoting the music scene. We are excited to announce that we now have Susan Gibson as one of our artists and we will be debuting “Evergreen” this Wednesday night on the show!
“52 Les Paul” by Michael O’Neal
Visit Susan Gibson online
LMAO Comedy and the Laffin has the perfect atmosphere for live comedy, theatre, and music! Daryl Felsberg has opened the doors for good times with good friends, so don’t let anyone tell you that there is nothing going on in Paris, Texas. Check them out on Facebook…
Photos by Robbie Gunn