Women's Song Swap
Laurie Vela
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 3:00pm
Music 2 - Room #108

Have some great songs about being a woman? How about songs about women who were great - from well known icons to your own mother? This is a circle for celebrating & honoring women in song. Come share songs that tell about the feminine journey in some way; sing of one or the whole species. As long as its feminine focused, you can even sing about Mother Earth! We don't care who wrote the song or who sings it - men are certainly welcome! Raise your voices in honor & celebration of women!

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.