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Monday, November 1st, 2004 10:34 PM

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It will tell you where you're supposed to vote and what type of ballot you'll be using.
We change because we want to change and we stay the same because we are afraid to move our feet forward. We are afraid to move our feet forward because we might find we are free to fly.
Remember the Constitution which we thankfully still have to remind us what being an American really means.

Love and Peace ...

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 3:14 PM

Temporarily the CONTACT PAGE as well as NEWS....

Greetings from the West Coast!
As you all know, moving's a BIG deal, so it's no wonder I seem to have fallen off the planet.
But, alas, I am here and loving LA so far; it's very exciting.

I have a new email address for all things relating to guitar, songwriting/guitar workshops, youth pop/rock ensembles and private instruction inquiries.
It is:

PLEASE NOTE that my business address in Boston (Rosebloom Productions, PO Box 347, Allston, MA 02134) DOESN'T EXIST, but anything sent to it WILL be forwarded to California. I will post my Los Angeles contact information in the coming weeks. Fan Mail and Booking/Publicity inquiries, see CONTACT page.

Once settled in, gigs will be booked, music will be made and I'll see you at a show soon; no worries.
Rocking onward,
Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 1:53 PM
Last gig in MA. is Friday, July 16th at 8pm at CLUB PASSIM with Dan Kellar!! (and other surprise guests).
SEE GIGS PAGE for more details. It will be sad and fun and jammin'.

NEW business address (in LA) will be posted on CONTACTS page as soon as I find a new webmaster.
In the meantime, look here for updates.

Any good webmasters out there want to take the role of maintenance for me?
Mostly needed is text changes right now and a few updates on homepage. Contact:

That's it for now....Peace!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 8:36 AM

Thanks to all of the folks who came to Lowell/Capo's reunion gig last Friday; what a warm reception for Daniel!!
It was a trip down memory lane for both of us (that is, trying to remember all the songs from the past 15 years....).
Not to mention all the faces from the past. I'll keep ya posted for more gigs with Daniel Kellar over the summer.

Monday, March 8th, 2004 10:19 AM
What is the event Laurie is playing in about...on Thursday, March 11 at Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland?

BREW GIRLS 2004 Fundraiser Extravaganza
See GIGS page for the excellent line-up and location. Here's info on the benefit itself:

A benefit for:
New Girls as Grantmakers, a venture of the Maine Women
Friday, January 9th, 2004 12:17 PM
Happy New Year y'all.
Wanted to check in with anyone checking in. Since questions have been pouring in from different sources, I decided to post this here instead of sending to only my Once In A Blue Moon Newsletter recipients. [But go ahead and sign up- if you're not on it-via the link on Home page or email]

Been getting emails asking mostly about future gigs. While shows will be posted soon enough-and I know it's been quite a long stretch-change is good. I'm filling up the proverbial well with lots of new challenges and inspirations. Staying geographically "fixed" to bring some much needed order to my life...oh the clutter of it all, and writing, writing, writing. Been doing music all the time, but in different ways. Been mentoring lots of kids on the in[put]s and out[put]s of rock and roll, music theory and how cool and cosmic it is. And playing Bluegrass with guys with names like Trapper, Dale, and Ray, but more on that down the road. Recently, I scored a short film and played all the instruments including electric bass, classical guitar, a surfy-psycho solo on my Tele, drums, percussion and keyboards. What fun. NO, it wasn't a synthesizer!

And though we haven't set a date, Daniel Kellar (violinist and former bandmate for many years) and I are planning some reunion shows in the near future. I hope, for those of you who never saw me perform before 2000 (Aug. '99 to be exact), will get a chance to hear Daniel and me playing together. I considered him as much a part of my sound as my own guitar and voice for a long time. If you're a "long timer" or have the CD No Power Steering, the tape Departure, or more recently have been a fan of the Tar Box Ramblers, then you know what a unique and amazing musician Daniel is. Okay, enough about him! :) We're both excited though, and I'll let you know the show dates asap.

That's it for now.
Peace for the New Year,
Friday, October 3rd, 2003 10:22 AM
Hear Laurie on WCLZ 98.9 PORTLAND, ME
"Greetings from Area Code 207" with Charlie Gaylord
Wed. October 8th at 6pm
Sun. October 12th at 11am

Thursday, August 14th, 2003 3:26 PM
Boston--Just back from a private event in Wisconsin and wanted to say "Thanks Milwaukee!" for being such a fun and kind host. The Young Professionals of Milwaukee (associated with the city's Chamber of Commerce) flew me out there on MIDWEST, the only airlines that serves you warm chocolate chip cookies. Tuesday night I performed the song "Milwaukee" for 500 YPM members at the Todd Wehr Theater inside the Marcus Center for The Performing Arts. A very nice place that warranted all black and open-toe high heel shoes. Not bad for a little rock song about drinking and friendship written in Somerville, MA.
The song was used for the Milwaukee Video Project which played prior to my one song gig. For those of you who know the lyrics, the verses were NOT used on the video, just the upbeat, Clash-like chorus. [SEE at]
However, the audience did get to hear it in full form LIVE. Once again, a cheer went out at the bittersweet line "We'll throw a party in your honor/Since you're drinkin' again" See RAMBLIN' ON PAGE for more Milwaukee insight. Anyway, Happy 2 Year Birthday to YPM. Speaking of birthdays, Happy 100th birthday to Milwaukee's other pride besides beer: Harley-Davidson! Get those ear plugs in tight, Milwaukee, here come the hogs! -LG
Thursday, April 24th, 2003 9:38 AM
Special password to save you $4.00 on EACH TICKET for Friday, May 9th, Somerville Theater Show.
Call Songstreet Productions at 617-628-3390 and say:
"SONGSTREET EMAIL" and wham, you got yourself a good deal. (Tell 'em Laurie sent ya)
Check out the GIGS page for details on this super show; a real diverse mix of singer-songwriters.
The Somerville Box Office will also honor this password.

Friday, January 24th, 2003 2:54 PM
Happy New Year to y'all and big wishes of peace, health and sanity in 2003.

The GUESTBOOK is sort of hidden on the CONTACTS PAGE. It was added after the web launch last year and maybe you didn't catch it, but say hello if you feel like it!
Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 11:46 AM
I want to thank all those kind people who opened their homes to me while on tour in 2002.
From San Diego to Seattle,Brooklyn to Pittsburgh, and the many, MANY crash pads of the recent Midwest tour,
I couldn't do this without you all and it's a blessing to have friends all around this great land.

Special thanks to musicians along the way; Alastair Moock (Iowa), Debbie Deane (NY), Janet Robin (LA),
Bill Camplin & Lil Rev(WI), John Karr (S.F.)and Celia (Rocks!) in St. Louis for making me feel like the music world is a small,
friendly town. Many bookers and promoters go beyond the call of duty, so warm thanks to the Cunningham clan
in Cinci, Nora in Indy, Greg in Columbus, Marian in Seattle, Clay in PIttsburgh, the whole Camplin family.

Friends: Mike & Sheila, Rob & Regan, Patti & Jeff,Todd & Jodi, Karen S., Amanda, Debbie & Michael, Deb & Dave,
Annette, Biki, Paula B., Carla C., T.W., Bill & Sarah, Brenda's cousin in Burlington!!...thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a great holiday feast!
Friday, October 25th, 2002 10:12 AM
Watch Laurie at Schubas in Chicago on Saturday night, Oct. 26th (7pm CENTRAL Time)
via the internet on (Digital Cable Network).

The full archived performance will be posted to the artist's DCN page
[search alphabetically at]
approximately two or three weeks after the show.

Happy viewing!
Wednesday, October 9th, 2002 10:28 AM

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2002 2:34 PM
Guitar Witch: The Magazine For Women With Axes To Grind is a new internet magazine about guitars, gear, and misc. cool music stuff. They interviewed Laurie for their first issue in August. Check it out here and tell them what a good job they're doing!!

Sunday, July 14th, 2002 8:37 AM
In the Boston Globe on Thursday, July 11th:
Headline: A Songwriter's Rocker

"Laurie Geltman has always been equal parts rocker and urban songwriter. The local club favorite lets her acoustic heart shine on a live CD, "Motion Pictures" (RBP) that showcases her probing lyrics and clean, bracing melodies. She has a knack for what songwriters call killer lines, the single image or captured moment that tells a life story in a few words. The CD also highlights her charisma; no matter how hard this woman rocks, she never seems to be putting on a act."
-Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

Wednesday, July 10th, 2002 8:03 PM
Club Passim Show on Thursday, July 11th is SOLD OUT!
At this time, we are NOT adding a second show.
If you have reserved tickets, come at least 15 minutes before showtime (7:30pm) so you don't lose your reservations.

Friday, July 5th, 2002 12:59 PM
In the Boston Herald today was this blurb...

MUSIC Geltman making another stand
Entertainment briefs
Friday, July 5, 2002

Some one-night stands have long-term repercussions.
Local rocker Laurie Geltman had a Passim gig planned for her electric band in July '99, but when two members couldn't make it, she asked some friends to come to her rescue. Eleven gifted buddies said yes. So Geltman decided to create a fresh, unplugged aesthetic. She rehearsed the "One Night Stand Band'' for a week and taped the gig. The resulting CD, "Motion Pictures,'' shows a newly sinuous, quietly dramatic side to Geltman. The whole crew is celebrating the release with a return to the scene of the acoustic crime, Passim, on Thursday. It'll be its second-night stand. DANIEL GEWERTZ

Wednesday, May 8th, 2002 9:57 PM
CHECK for newstands around the country that carry it at:
Laurie's note: "The interview took place in a Starbucks in Seattle and went on for hours: one whole French press coffee set up, some dried out spinach pastry,
lots of laughs and a few tears, and eventually cut down to one page plus all my gear listed over a photo of me sucking a harmonica in Vashon, WA.
Support Rockrgrl!!!"

Monday, May 6th, 2002 12:49 AM
First wanted to say I'm glad so many of you have found your way to the site. I know there's been some curiosity about the "RAMBLE ON" page, but that page I can't just do myself like this one, so if it's okay with you, I'll ramble on a little bit here.

Been getting the CD out there on the radio thanks to Powderfinger Promotions and planning the NYC (5/31) and Cambridge(7/11) CD release parties. (Please see GIGS page for more details on these special events.)

And of course, charting my course for the rest of the year including a return to the Great Alaska and busting through new territories around this great land. Venue suggestions are always welcome, especially for the Deep South and Midwest. [And even if Rosebloom Productions thinks they know everything. HA!] Send any ideas or comments to

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