Songwriters Swap
Laurie Vela
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1:00pm
Music 2 - Room #108
www.newthoughtfamilies.com

Calling all (singer)-songwriters! Here's a circle for YOU! Do you ever feel that you can't sing your songs because everyone else in the circle is sharing well known cover tunes? Would you like to connect with other songwriters in a relaxed atmosphere of hearing each other's songs? Do you have a new song that isn't quite ready for an open mic or stage? Bring your original songs here and we will hold welcoming, appreciative space for you to share! We want to hear your song!

Laurie Story Vela has been a writer, singer and performer her whole life. She grew up as a local performer singing with the "Vela Family Singers" which were formed after Laurie's mom saw the Sound of Music one too many times! Laurie has written hundreds of songs and has recorded & performed with her now 12 year old son Jeremiah for the last 8 years. Though Laurie's life work has always been with and for children, she is also a folk performer for adults. Her songwriting spans children & family folk, spiritual & contemporary singer-songwriter. She has produced more than 30 recordings of songs & stories. Currently, 5 of Laurie's CDs of original songs are circulating cyberspace; home based at Laurie's 2nd web site, www.newthoughtfamilies.com & at CD Baby.