Huge fan of “America’s Got Talent?” Well, then surely you remember musician, actor, playwright, and author, Storm Large. If not, we’ll bring you up to speed!
Storm Large was recently featured on the 2021 season of America’s Got Talent, where she became the first winner of the AGT Wildcard special. This wasn’t Storm’s first national television appearance, having also starred on CBS’ Rock Star: Supernova in 2006.
A singer since the age of five, music has always been at the center of Storm Large’s essence. A featured Pink Martini vocalist since 2011, Storm has taken stages around the world with some of the nation’s greatest ensembles, such as the National Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Houston, Detroit, Toronto, and BBC Symphonies, and more. What some might know about her is that, like some artists, there was disbelief in her own abilities which led her to almost drop the idea of being a musician altogether to become a chef.
While she’s an exceptional vocalist, Storm has a few surprise talents under her sleeve. Storm Large is also an accomplished playwright, author and actor. She has taken the theatrical stage as Sally Bowles in a Portland production of Cabaret. She also has created and starred in her own memoir-turned musical, Crazy Enough, that opened in 2011.
Storm Large is one of those artists who you can’t really pin down. Successfully singing in almost all styles, she is known for performing a mix of covers and original music. Some of her most often played songs are “Stand Up For Me,” “Angels in Gas Stations,” “8 Miles Wide,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” and “Call Me Crazy.” Storm is an amazing singer with an incredible vocal range, but her talent is best experienced live along with her wit, banter, and charming stage presence!
While becoming famous at a later age than some, she has a diverse array of experience and talents that culminate into a performance entertaining and enjoyable for all. In 2015, she was named Artist Of the Year by Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Her memoir, “Crazy Enough,” won the Oregon Book Award, was Oprah’s "Book of the Week" and won rave reviews.
Grab a loved one, a neighbor, or the whole family and come experience the sheer force that is Storm Large. Tickets range from $25-$65. Get yours today at GBPAC.com/StormLarge.
Blog post by Kaylee Oskvig, marketing assistant