LA WOOD

LA WOOD

 Hadley, Massachusetts, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

LA Wood is a Singer Songwriter, 6 and 12 String Guitarist - "Beautiful Voice and Polished Peformer"....well written and arranged compositions,powerful and popular with all audiences.

Biography

LA Wood was born in Washington DC of Scandinavian decent, she has lived, composed music and performed in Arlington, VA, Brussels, Belgium, Key West, Florida, Saratoga Springs, NY, Boston, MA and Western MA, She is a cross between Americana and Rock. Powerful rock driven beats combined with Country and Latin influences giver her the unique sound she creates. The clarity and presence of her vocals are notable. A new fan recently wrote "I had never heard of you before, but when I read your bio, I knew I would love the music. I brought a friend and we were not disappointed! Your voice sent chills down my spine and your congas rocked my soul! I am a fan for life!". Her Industry Credits include: LP PERCUSSIONIST FOR SHANNON of "LET THE MUSIC PLAY" sharing the stage with GLORIA GAYNOR of "I WILL SURVIVE" FAME at MOHEGAN SUN ARENA for 10,000 FANS Mp3 GuitarGirls CD out of Los Angeles, CA, Opened for SOPHIE B. HAWKINS with Karen Grenier at Webster Theatre, Hartford CT, Rockrgrl Artist, Indiegrrl Records Artist, Key West / Fantasy Fest CD Artist, Boston Acoustic Underground finalist, and numerous CD percussion credits. As a Vocalist and Guitarist, she has won audiences in Key West, Florida, Provincetown, MA, Boston, MA, NYC, Four Summers on Fire Island, NY, and with her own band in Northampton, MA and Saratoga Springs, NY. She has shared stages with countless performers including Tracy Chapman, Donna the Buffalo, Leah Kunkel (Mama Cass' Sister), Dar Williams and Ritchie Havens on his famous opener for Woodstock, "Freedom" which is now one of her most popular set tunes.

In Provincetown, MA, she was featured at the famous "Crown and Anchor " Piano Lounge. In Key West, Florida, with Adrienne at Jimmy Buffet's Conch Republic Restaurant and with Lenore Troia at the La Te Dah Piano Bar for a Key West Tourism Video for the US Cable Networks. In Paris, France, she wowed audiences with Virgin Recording Artist Tino Gonzales. Her first guitar and percussion CD release which received rave reviews sold out the Iron Horse , "The Summit House".She sold out the Iron Horse again with the highly acclaimed release of "South Station Slide". Vocally, She has been compared to Allison Krauss, Basia, Diana Krall and k.d. Lang. There is no comparison to her Scandinavian LP percussion playing. Her 12 String Guitar playing has been compared to Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall, Joni Mitchell and Leo Kottke.

Ms. Wood's wide range of vocals, excellent percussion and guitar playing make her a top solo performer or leader of the band. She was inspired by many musicians, but largely by Santana, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Charlie Daniels and Gloria Estefan. As a percussionist, she has been taught by Harry Belafonte's percussionist.

She was recently chosen and heavily promoted as the WEIB 106.3 Smooth Jazz Hometown Talent Search Artist in Northampton, MA. "The Water is Wide" was selected to be on the KEY WEST FANTASY FEST CD Compilation to benefit AIDS Help in Key West, FL and she performed with many Key West Stars at the Tropic Cinema to further the cause.
Key West, Florida - SOLD OUT - THE FURY CATAMARAN - EXCLUSIVE SUNSET SAIL.

A self-producer and arranger, her CD release "South Station Slide" is also for sale through www.cdbaby.com and all digital distribution sites.

She performed SOLO to a packed house at The Common Ground in Ithaca, NY and received 2 Encores! Laura’s music speaks to all audiences, straight or gay, young or old. Described as the "Natalie Cole of Rock and Roll," Laura Wood's percussive influence sways and rocks her audience with a contemporary blend of latin, jazz, western, and acoustic rock.

Please see www.lawoodmusic.com or www.reverbnation.com/la woodtunes for current news and her music calendar.

Please feel free to contact me at the information listed below and thank you so much for listening! Nothing would mean me to me than to be able to perform for you live.

Peace and love,

LA Wood
305-432-1486
lawood@hotmail.com

Please also see www.reverbnation.com/lawoodtunes, www.lawood.com, www.guitargirls.com,, www.chrisdevine.com, www,geoffrey gee.com.

Lyrics

ROAD TO HEAVEN

Written By: LA WOOD

ROAD TO HEAVEN
C LA WOOD 2006

VERSE 1
THERE'S SOMEBODY HERE I DON'T KNOW WHO COULD CAPTURE MY SOUL AND BE GONE SO LONG
I'VE BEEN ON THIS ROAD TO HEAVEN
IT'S HARD TO FIND AND I FEEL SO BLIND

BRIDGE
THE ANGELS COME TO ME EVERY MORNING
THEY WING THEIR WORLDLY WAYS EVERY NIGHT
THEY SING THEIR SPECIAL SONG EVERY EVENING
I LONG TO FEEL MY SOUL IN FLIGHT
CHORUS
OH YOU ARE ALL THAT I WANT ALL THAT I NEED ALL THAT I WANT

VERSE 2
I CALL FOR YOUR NAME BUT YOU'RE NOT THERE
IT'S JUST A PRAYER
JUST A PRAYER
CHORUS
I'VE BEEN ON THIS ROAD TO HEAVEN
IT'S HARD TO FIND AND I FEEL SO BLIND

BRIDGE
THE ANGELS COME TO ME EVERY MORNING
THEY WING THEIR WORLDLY WAYS EVERY NIGHT
THEY SING THEIR SPECIAL SONG EVERY EVENING
I LONG TO FEEL MY SOUL IN FLIGHT
2nd CHORUS
OH YOU ARE ALL THAT I WANT
ALL THAT I NEED
ALL THAT I WANT

SOLO

VERSE 3
OUR LIVES PLAY THE GAME AND BELEIVE
OR IS THIS A DREAM? JUST A DREAM?
REPEAT CHORUS
I'VE BEEN ON THIS ROAD TO HEAVEN...
IT'S HARD... IT'S HARD...
I'VE BEEN ON THIS ROAD TO HEAVEN...
I'VE BEEN ON THIS ROAD...

END

I AM YOUR LOVER

Written By: LA WOOD

We fill the night the fire grows like a thousand candles
Into my heart a woman sings a sweet reminder
I AM YOUR LOVER
You've been away so long too long to mention when will the moment come
Oh take me now
I want you now don't want to wait until tomorrow
My life is short and my body aches for your arrival
I AM YOUR LOVER
You've been away so long too long to mention when will the moment come oh take me now
Don't turn away the music's nice the rhythm's getting deeper
My eyes are full your hands are warm and getting warmer
I AM YOUR LOVER
You've been away so long too long to mention
When will the moment come
Oh take me now
We fill the night the fire grows like a thousand candles into my heart a woman sings a sweet reminder
I AM YOUR LOVER
I AM YOUR LOVER
I AM YOUR LOVER ...

AZUL

Written By: LA WOOD

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Discography

LA Wood - all music copyright 2013 ASAP

1) "Summit House"
2) "South Station Slide"

Set List

1 - 4 sets - 45 minutes long, 8-10 songs each set, includes either ALL Originals, Instrumentals and/or Covers, Top Notch Percussion Jams, Cover repertoire consists of songs by the following artists: Etta James, Sheryl Crow, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tina Turner, Diana Krall
Example of Cover Songs: Soulful renditions Reggae, Bob Marley, Boots, The Look of Love, Big Yellow Taxi, We Can Work It Out, Soak Up the Sun, Passionate Kisses, Get Back, It Takes Two Baby, Let's Stay Together, What's Goin On.
or All Original (see audio)