In 2007 she began singing with the Loose Marbles, a traditional jazz outfit on Royal Street; a year later she formed the Magnolia Beacon with Erika Lewis; in the Spring of 2009 she went on to create The Little Big Horns Jazz Band.

The latter affiliation has taken her around the globe with stops at such venerable stages as Lincoln Center and major international festivals in the United States, Brazil, Denmark, the Netherlands, Russia, and the U.K. Along the way Lake and the Little Big Horns have garnered such praise as “one of the most entertaining bands on the planet,” from the venerable British rock magazine R2. Back home in New Orleans, Lake has been recognized as Female Performer of the Year three years running by the Big Easy Awards.

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