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Monday, April 2nd, 2007 11:09 PM

BOSTON Friends/Fans: Request Line Open

If you have a song you want to hear Friday night at Right-Turn Benefit show, please post on GUESTBOOK (sorry no link, but just go to CONTACTS page and you'll see Guestbook at top.

Or email LG via FANMAIL link on CONTACTS page.

TRIVIA tidbit: this is the first show Woody Giessmann, Daniel Kellar and Laurie have played together since summer of 1999.
If you were at the Museum of Fine Arts and saw the full band play a short set along with the film PAYOFF, then you saw that last show.

http://www.right-turn.org for more info.
Thursday, March 1st, 2007 9:57 AM

New band LAYNE has first gig March 24th!!

Very happy to announce first gig with LAYNE is finally booked and rehearsals have begun!!
It's going to be Saturday, March 24th, 9pm set, at ROOM 5 in Los Angeles.
(details on gig page at http://www.LayneMusic.com.)
Yeah, Layne has its own site, so visit please and sign the GUESTBOOK! that'd be neat.

Line up for this gig is LG on Guitars/vox, USA MIke on Bass/vox, Aaron Tap on Guitars/vox, and Jamie Vavra on drums. Cute boys. Peter Adams, the keyboard player on the LAYNE ep "Up From Down" starts touring this month with Josh Groban!! We're very happy for him and maybe you (or your mother) will see him at a giant stadium near you. We will hopefully be adding someone special on keys by the gig..stay tuned.

Laurie Geltman Band NEWS: Daniel Kellar, violinist (and my bandmate for 12 years or so!) will be playing the benefit show on April 6th. SEE GIGS page for details. This is a benefit for Right Turn clinic which was begun by Woody Giessmann, drummer for LGB. Woody's playing too, so this is as close to a reunion as I've had! Hey Brian, where are you?!

all for now...xo-lg
Monday, January 29th, 2007 10:22 PM

Here we go again...International Songwriting Competition 2006 Semi Finalists Announced

Last year (2005) the song "Milwaukee" made it to the Finals (top 10 or so) in the performance category of the Int'l Songwriting Competition. This was quite an honor as there were around 15,000 entrants. We also kicked butt in the People's choice as so many of you peeped in your two cents. thank you.

So now, the race is on again...and the Semi-Finalists have been announced for 2006 (semi-finalists and finalists will be posted on their website http://www.songwritingcompetition.com on February 1, 2007) and....drrummmmmm!

"Sorry For You" (songwriter: Laurie Geltman/category: Americana) has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition!!!

So, in case we don't get any further than this...YAY for making it this far to "Sorry For You"!

"Milwaukee" and "Sorry For You" can both be found on the debut EP by LAYNE (LG's latest project).

Hear the track on http://www.MySpace.com/LayneMusicUSA


album coverLAYNE: Up From Down

Heart-wrenching rock and melodic splendor blanket this debut EP. Plenty of attitude, truth, grit and beauty on award winning rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Laurie Geltman's latest project LAYNE featuring members of Wallflowers and Letters to Cleo.

Buy the CD
Monday, December 4th, 2006 10:27 AM

Hey World, Layne's Debut EP is now for sale online!!

Hear clips, find out more about Laurie's latest project LAYNE...and buy the CD early for the holidays.


album coverLAYNE: Up From Down

Heart-wrenching rock and melodic splendor blanket this debut EP. Plenty of attitude, truth, grit and beauty on award winning rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Laurie Geltman's latest project LAYNE featuring members of Wallflowers and Letters to Cleo.

Buy the CD
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 11:56 AM

Get your Autographed Advance Copy of LAYNE's Debut EP NOW!!

We are very excited to offer Laurie Geltman fans
ADVANCE COPIES OF DEBUT EP "UP FROM DOWN" (by her new band LAYNE) before they are available ANYWHERE in the WORLD (online or stores) for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Purchase directly from RBP Records AND GET EP AUTOGRAPHED and in the
mail immediately!

Send check/money order for $10.00 per EP (includes tax, shipping AND handling)
(please make check out to Rosebloom Productions)

Mail to:
RBP Records
256 S. Robertson Blvd. #77
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Postmark by Tuesday, November 21 for this special offer.
If you want it autographed, please specify who it's for (if you'd
like it personalized.)

IMPORTANT! (reminder: check made out to Rosebloom Productions)

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Check out some of the songs on www.myspace.com/laynemusicusa

We love you!
LAYNE
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 9:04 AM

VOTE!!!!! CALIFORNIANS: Yes on 87 and Yes on 89

Clean Energy
www.YesOn87.com

Clean Money/Public Financing
www.CleanMoneyElections.org
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 9:28 PM

Wicked big NEWS...Introducing LAYNE and MySpaces.

The EP "Up From Down" has come back from Austin,TX where
it was mastered by the wonderful Nancy Matter of Moonlight Mastering.
It sounds great. The artwork is taking shape and though it's not
a good thing to guess these things, I'd say we'll have the baby in October.
But the REAL news is:
The EP is NOT coming out under the name Laurie Geltman.
The name of the project is called LAYNE. It will also be the name of
the band that supports this EP. Old fans will be able to find and purchase
the Layne EP at CDbaby.com/lauriegeltman which is where the previous
CD releases No Power Steering and Motion PIctures can also be found.

OTHER NEWS you can use:
I have begun two MySpace pages. While they are still evolving (songs should
be up in the next couple weeks), they are there for the joining:

http://www.myspace.com/lauriegeltman
AND
http://www.myspace.com/LAYNEmusicusa

Okay, that's enough earth shattering news for one night.
Long Live New Orleans,
laurie
Monday, July 24th, 2006 3:46 PM

Let Laurie Teach Your Kids to Rock at DAYJAMS

DayJams is a Rock Music Day Camp for Beginners and Experienced Players Ages 9-15. There are locations all over the USA this summer.
Laurie will be at the Pasadena, CA location the first two weeks of August.

Check out the website at http://www.DayJams.com
Thursday, June 8th, 2006 3:58 PM

Music Workshop for Kids in Maine with Laurie this Summer!

Laurie returns to Riley School's College for Kids on the beautiful coast of Rockport, Maine. The two week workshop takes place between June 26-July 6th., Monday through Thursdays 9am-3pm.
Children choose two in-depth workshops and work with professional artists and scientists.

To register or for more information: 207-596-6405 or www.rileyschool.org.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships Available!!

Laurie's Music Workshop:
This workshop will build on each camper's own musical interests and skills to experience the thrill of creating and performing. Form your own band, sing and write your own songs. Jam with other young musicians. Campers will experiment with and be exposed to many instruments to learn the basics of rhythm and good musicianship. Campers quickly evolve into more sensitive players, becoming participants in their own improvisational jams. Using their own instrument or experimenting with a new one, they will be encouraged to explore and discover their musical potential.
Projects and activities may include songwriting, playing as a band, independent work on specific instruments and songs, group singing, creative writing exercises, and interacting with other workshops by providing music for plays and films.
Thursday, May 25th, 2006 1:57 PM

Have a PEACEFUL memorial day weekend.

...check out GIGS page for direct link to Molly Malones and info on show this Monday.
-LG
Thursday, April 20th, 2006 2:48 AM

Internet Radio News: Laurie is "Featured Artist of The Day" on Sunday, April 23rd on Whole Wheat Radio

Just push one of these and it should work.

low-speed (dialup) line at:
http://64.62.252.134:2670/listen.pls or on
the high-speed (DSL, cable) line at:
http://64.62.252.134:2680/listen.pls.

If you have trouble tuning in, this page may help:
http://www.wholewheatradio.org/WWR2/listen.htm.

Their main website is:

http://www.wholewheatradio.org.

Longer story: In the "I'll Always Have Alaska" Dept.:

Once upon a time in 1999, I played in the remote town of Talkeetna, Alaska where I was interviewed in a tiny log cabin with a giant satellite dish on top and one press photo lovingly hanging on the wall inside (a B&W of NPR's Terry Gross). They've since expanded their reach with an active internet radio show called Whole Wheat Radio that has kindly continued to play my songs. Recently, they emailed to inform me that I will be the "Featured Artist Of The Day" on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006.
In their own words:

"Featuring artists is our way of focusing listener attention on a particular musician."

They'll play different songs from my CDs throughout the day, usually once every hour. They have a chat room, so you can pipe in about me or politics or your own Alaskan adventure. They'll also surf my website live on-air at random times during the day when they're talking on the microphones.

You should know that you'll probably have to listen over several hours in order to catch my tunes. It's Sunday, relax!
Friday, March 24th, 2006 5:09 PM

ISC Winners To Be Announced March 31, 2006

The International Songwriting Competition website
has posted that winners will be annouced March 31st.
Friday, March 17th, 2006 3:00 PM

No Word Yet From ISC...

Hey y'all,
Lots of inquiry lately, but still no word on the International Songwriting Competition. Thanks for caring to ask in this busy world.
The finalists are being listened to by a whole slew
of "VIP" types, so I guess they're waiting to hear back from all the
judges.

As for the People's Voice--a completely separate contest within the contest-- I think they announce that
the same time as the ISC.
Thanks so much to all of you who voted.
I'll keep ya posted. People on my email list will get word first.
You can sign up easily from the Home Page.

Check out http://www.songwritingcompetition.com for more info on the judges, prizes, winners, rules, etc.

Be well,
Laurie
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 11:02 PM
The song "Milwaukee" is an International Songwriting Competition (ISC) FINALIST!!!! There were 15,000 Songs submitted from around the world. So, pretty exciting.

Check out http://www.songwritingcompetition.com for more info on the judges, prizes, winners, rules, etc.

In addition to the regular winners who will be selected by the ISC judging panel, ISC also offers the People's Voice - where you get to be the judge and pick your favorite song.

Listen to Milwaukee [update: Oct. 2006...sorry, but we took the link to Milwaukee off; it was an unmastered MP3 version and doesn't count anymore...cause the EP will be ready around NOV. 9th!!!!)

And click here to listen to all the finalists' songs and vote.

You can vote once a day.
That's all for now...
Thanks if you take the time to vote!
LOVE,
Laurie
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 10:18 PM
Hi!
Keep an eye out on GIGS; got some shows coming up in LA for the winter.
Should be confirmed and posted soon.

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year and Happy Holidays to all.
Peace, Calm Seas and Sanity in 2006
Love,
Laurie
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 10:33 AM
Show this Sunday, Oct. 9th at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood with special guests!
See GIGS page for more details.
Friday, August 12th, 2005 2:53 PM
To all the folks who came out to last night's show in Cambridge:
THANKS for making it so much fun. It was great playing again
with Woody Giessmann (after 6 years!) and Janet Robin rocked as usual.

Thanks also to those who purchased the "Limited Edition" 2-song sampler from the recent recording project in LA. We only had a handful made and you raised $110.00 for the Snow Lion Foundation; more specifically for the young girl whose education I sponsor in Nepal.
Thanks for your generosity.

'til next time,
Laurie
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 8:21 PM
SEE GIGS PAGE for more info on Upcoming (AND ONLY) Show on East Coast!
Club Passim, Thursday, August 11 @ 8pm w/ special guest opener Janet Robin.
Monday, June 20th, 2005 6:43 PM
Summer 2005:
Laurie will be teaching a Music Workshop for kids ages 8-15 at Riley School's College for Kids on the beautiful coast of Rockport, Maine. The two week workshop takes place between July 11-July 21st., Monday through Thursdays 9am-3pm.
Children choose two in-depth workshops and work with professional artists and scientists. Other choices include:
Filmmmaking, Radio broadcasting, Theater, Visual Arts, Pottery, Photography, Creative Lifewriting and Environmental Science.

To register or for more information: 207-596-6405 or www.rileyschool.org.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships Available!!

Laurie's Music Workshop:
This workshop will build on each camper's own musical interests and skills to experience the thrill of creating and performing. Form your own group, Sing and write your own songs. Jam with other young musicians. Campers will experiment with and be exposed to many instruments to learn the basics of rhythm and good musicianship. Campers quickly evolve into more sensitive players, becoming participants in their own improvisational jams. Using their own instrument or experimenting with a new one, they will be encouraged to explore and discover their musical potential.
Projects and activities may include songwriting, paying as a band, independents work on specific instruments and songs,
group singing, creative writing exercises, and interacting with other workshops by providing music for plays and films.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 5:57 PM

Hey Kids, heads up now.
Gotta couple of homecoming shows in Beantown; one in June, one in August.
Check out GIGS page for details. The "One Last Folking Gig" at Club Passim is NOT my last
gig, but will be a period at the end of a long acoustic phase. It's time for a fix...
The CD is almost done and it is my best, most ROCKING, tuneful work yet. I'm truly excited to
get it out into the world. Last night, friends Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis put down some awesome
harmony parts on a bunch of songs. Finishing touches this week and onto the MIX.
California is dandy, but looking forward to seeing hometown faces soon..in June.
Peace,
Laurie
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 10:34 AM

EP project update:
Los Angeles--Drummer Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers, Tears For Fears) came in last week for two sessions and finished all the parts for the six song EP. He rocked. Look for Fred on tour with the Wallflowers in the upcoming months.
The title for the CD is now going to be UP FROM DOWN. That's official.
Thanks for all the opinions on the song selection. In the end, producer Michael Eisenstein and I decided on the following:
"Milwaukee," "Hard," "Sorry For You," "Oblivion," "Safe" and title track "Up From Down." This will definitely be a rock record for all those folks who have longed for the days when I never brought an acoustic guitar to the gigs and hopefully satisfy the curious listeners from my recent acoustic tours who would often say "I wish I could here you in a band setting." That's not to say it won't be melodious. It will just have some meat on it. Melodious Meat.
That's all for now. Spring's a-comin'!
Saturday, January 15th, 2005 3:08 PM
Great News!!
Los Angeles--Pre-production has officially started for Laurie's next CD. It will be a six-song EP produced by guitarist extraordinaire Michael Eisenstein (Letters to Cleo, Our Lady Peace, Nina Gordon). Tentatively titled, "It's A Wonder,"
the recording will take place in Los Angeles over the winter months. More to come on this project in the near future!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005 2:05 PM
LG's TOP 10 LA musings during the two weeks of torrential downpours.

"Well it never rains in Southern California...." Bulls%!#!.

At least in Maine I still had my green Wellies.

The earth is getting awfully wet lately; any signs of an ark on the horizon?

Oh my Lordy-Lordy, please bring us the sun and dry up the landy-landy.

My pets are getting sick of seeing me in the house.

I know it could be worse...think of the Tsunami victims or the folks up in the canyons, but still...
Can I have my money back?

When it was sunny, at least I had an excuse not to do anything.

Think of all the poor car wash owners taking a beating this week.

Finally, my convertible top gets a cleaning.

"I know Dad, it's not as bad as the freezing icy hell you have to put up with in Boston, but LA has a reputation to uphold"
Saturday, December 4th, 2004 1:06 AM
FIRST AND LAST.
MY first gig as a California resident is also my last gig of the year.
With my pal Janet Robin and special guests celebrating her new CD.
Do come if you're near Hollywood, CA.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12th 8PM
HOTEL CAFE (www.hotelcafe.com)
(Go to GIGS page http://www.lauriegeltman.com/pages/gigs.html for more info)
Happy Holidays and the beat goes on....

Saturday, December 4th, 2004 12:53 AM
Please Note the NEW ADDRESS for ROSEBLOOM PRODUCTIONS:

Rosebloom Productions
256 S. Robertson Blvd. #77
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2898

Laurie Geltman merchandise purchases (checks & money orders) should also use this address.

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