Jon McLaughlin has accomplished something that people spend their entire lives dreaming about...appearing on the Academy Awards. The 25 year-old performed the nominated song "So Close", from Disney's Enchanted, on this year's Oscars telecast.
The native Midwesterner, born and raised in Indiana, will release his second album in October featuring the initial single "Beating My Heart". Watch the music video for it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foA0CFgu08M. Um, try not to drool.
McLaughlin performs live at Seattle's The Triple Door on Sunday, July 27. For reservations, visit http://www.thetripledoor.net/. But before he even arrives in the Emerald City, he's speaking to Seattle Gay News in our July 25 issue. Add grabbing a copy of our newspaper to this weekend's "to do" list and become familiar with the young, talented Jon McLaughlin who has already toured with Kelly Clarkson, Colbie Caillat, and Sara Bareilles.
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