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FATHER/DAUGHTER DUO SHARE THEIR TALENTS IN PUBLIC VENUES

Their beautiful renditions of classic songs are a pleasure to hear

Article by Connie McFall Clark

Photography by Kate Cooley/Cooley Portraits

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

This Boerne Lifestyle writer had the greatest pleasure listening to a local father/daughter duo sing their own rendition of a classic rock song. Vocalist Laura Srp was accompanied by her father Phil Green on guitar. Music is a huge part of their lives. The duo began singing at the First Baptist Church in Boerne about fifteen years ago. Phil is the interim music worship leader and they are part of contemporary worship band which includes Laura’s brother Cody, a drummer.

Chris Hoegemeyer, new co-owner of the Dog and Pony Grill and a member of First Baptist asked them to play at his venue late last year. “We were frantic getting two hours-worth of music together,” exclaimed Laura. They used the inspiration of The Civil Wars, a Grammy-winning American musical duo composed of Joy Williams and John Paul White.

The duo also performed at a Valentine’s Day Benefit at the Dog and Pony Grill this year. It benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Students of the Year. Laura explains that, “Singing like this was on my bucket list. It was special for us to play together. With my father next to me, I felt more secure about singing as a duo in public.”

Phil is the CEO of Frost Bank and grew up in Victoria, Texas. Laura remembers listening to him and two of his brothers singing at Christmas and believes that’s where her love of music came from. Phil and his wife Sandy lived in San Antonio for 22 years and moved to Boerne in 1997. The family includes Laura and five other children.

Phil recorded an album of Contemporary Christian music in Nashville called “Let Me Be Faithful”. Laura sang back-up vocals on a couple of the tunes. It was released in 2011 and described as “ranges from driving rock to sensitive ballads. The thoughtful song writing is well-crafted and will lead you in praise, worship, and a call to faithfulness.”

Laura got involved in music when the family moved to Boerne and sang in school with some accompaniment by her father. She attended the University of Texas/Austin and would come home to sing with the church group. Laura’s children are musically inclined as well as being athletes. Eli is 12 and plays the guitar; Cullen is 10 and is expected to become serious about music in order to compete with his older brother; Beckett is 7; Ivy is 4 and Olive is 21 months.

Laura and Phil are expected to return to Dog and Pony Grill to perform in the Spring and the Summer. Sandy is playing the role of publicist and is researching other venues and events. Mostly, their publicity is by “word of mouth”.  They may be contacted at (the.L.P.contactinfo@gmail.com) for booking future performances. Boerne Lifestyle highly recommends them. Their voices are beautiful and their renditions moving.

  • Photo taken at The Dienger Trading Company
  • Photo taken at The Dienger Trading Company
  • Photo taken at The Dienger Trading Company
  • Photo taken at The Dienger Trading Company