“Broadway’s loss is Atlanta’s gain! It’s not very often that a talent like this emerges and takes her rightful place—on stage. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss. From jazz, blues, big band, swing, standards, R&B and gospel…you name it, and Alston Lake is at home with it. She has a range and style all her own. Comfortable with the tenderest of melodies, and then exploding with her powerful, God-given sound. She commands the stage and takes everyone within listening distance right along with her, on that oh so beautiful ride. Her comedic timing and way with an audience is first rate. If she’s in your area, do yourself a favor and run, don’t walk to see her. You’ll be so glad you did! ”
— Rex Reed, The New York Observer
Johnetta Alston Lake has a strong musical background that began in church. It’s that foundation that allowed her to develop and embrace her own style. A style influenced by many greats, who paved the way for her. A style honed on stage in musicals, singing groups, her one woman cabaret act, background vocalist, session work and as a singer/songwriter. Music is in her DNA, growing up surrounded by immediate family, aunts, uncles, and cousins of singers and musicians. Music even brought her husband Sid, a bass player into her life. Johnetta was a member of the Broadway Gospel Choir, where her powerful God-given voice, didn’t go unnoticed. Johnetta has worked with such industry icons as, Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Galt MacDermot, Eric Krebs, Jason Robert Brown, Ken Lundie and many, others. As an actress and singer, Johnetta was also part of the Broadway Workshops for Abyssinia, Parade and The Civil War! She’s the Host & Executive Producer of her Talk Show, 2nd Chance with Johnetta Lake, an author and playwright. She’s most excited about the release of her debut, solo, CD, “The Appointed Time”; because she knows nothing happens, until its appointed time. The best is yet to come!