Brooke White and Michael Johns / Benton Paul
- Categories: Singer/songwriter
- Event posted: Sept. 28, 2009
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, 8 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Cost: $18
- Age limit: All ages
It’s been more than a year since Brooke White experienced being a weekly staple of pop culture as a fifth-place finalist on “American Idol.” Now the singer-songwriter with the distinctive, raspy voice and confident piano/guitar chops is back to performing for more intimate crowds — albeit on her own terms. (No renditions of “Love is a Battlefield” or ballads from “Evita” this go-round.) The Arizona-bred White is roaming the country on the strength of her first post-“Idol” record “High Hopes & Heartbreak.” She’s joined on the road by fellow season seven alumni Michael Johns (eighth place), the pair alternating headlining sets while sharing the same band. This time no televisions are required to savor White’s charms.