Saturday (8:30 pm): Laz+Katie Sound-Off to Sealybration Winners
The winner of our first-ever Sound-Off to Sealybration is Laz + Katie! The contest was filled with great talent, and final scores were close throughout. Laz + Katie will play Saturday, July 13, at the 2019 Sealybration. We’d like to thank Saddleback Saloon and The Sealy News, for helping us acquire the talent for the contest and for hosting our first Sound-Off to Sealybration. Congratulations Laz + Katie!
Katie Wilson and Lazaro Guevara met at a house party a couple of years ago. Laz was playing guitar and Katie mentioned to him that she was a singer. They’ve been making music together ever since.
Katie works as a Pure Barre instructor – teaching yoga, ballet and Pilates – in Katy and Laz works for a fire safety company and lives in Sealy. The couple has always enjoyed playing open mic nights at Saddleback. When the opportunity opened to enter the Soundoff to Sealybration competition, they thought, “why not?”
“I guess I didn’t really anticipate what a big deal it was,” Wilson said. “We were really surprised. We just went up there and had fun. We haven’t really played that much together. We kind of just crossed our fingers and prayed our prayers.”
Laz and Katie both write music and lyrics but they like playing covers because that gets the crowd involved.
Katie grew up listening to country music and singing LeAnn Rimes tunes, while “Laz is such a rock and metal guy,” Katie says.
But, she adds, Laz can do it all. He plays every single instrument and knows every genre.