The Prodigal Daughter of Asbury Park has returned …but not for long.
A few years ago, Jersey Shore native Laura Crisci, made her return from Nashville back to her home town of Asbury Park, NJ. Upon returning, her long time friends and fans convinced her it was time to dust off her guitar so she gathered up the “Laura Crisci and Whoever Shows Up” Band and recorded her debut album “All Is Well” which continues to receive rave reviews. On July 1, 2010 she began her “All Is Well …In The World” Tour playing world renowned festivals and venues in Amsterdam, France and Italy. In July of 2011, she continued her tour for six weeks in England, Scotland and back to Amsterdam.
Laura has an extensive history of playing with the best of the best from the Jersey Shore. Crisci’s original performances have been backed by many veteran players from the shore including former Springsteen members Danny Federici, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Bob Alfano, and Gary Talent, as well as Bob Burger, Bobby Bandiera and Tico Torres from BonJovi. Always fun, intelligent and thought provoking, Crisci’s unique style and sound are a breath of fresh ocean air!
“It’s been pointed out to me recently that I tell the story of the girl riding in the car that the Jersey boy was singing about. Until now, it’s always been told from the boys perspective and no one ever knew what she was thinking. It was then I realized that my songs have always told that story, but this time around, I’m driving the car and it appears that the time has finally come for that side of the story to be heard.”
Her tunes are a delicate narrative weave of life’s ups and downs fortified by a ringing acoustic guitar and a thumping back beat. Robert Santelli (Curator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
Laura Crisci writes about the human condition of love. It’s about a personal journey through the bad times, the successful turn-arounds and the resulting aura of not giving up when the chips are down. There’s no stance against congress or the President. There are no partisan messages, accusations about the ozone or the economy here. ”All Is Well” is a fun-filled romp through the blue-collar world of this guitar slingin’ singer. And at the end of the day that’s what rock and roll is all about.
John Pfeiffer (The Aquarian/East Coast Rocker Magazines)
Laura is back in the studio and setting up for the 2013 “All Is Well…In The World” tour schedule, stay tuned! Don’t forget to sign up for Laura’s updates and get a free song download!
Have you experienced how cool a house concert is yet?
Save gas and have Laura come to you!! If you’d like to set up a house concert or show near you, click here and fill out the contact form for more information or to make a request. Not sure if you can host a house concert? Check out this youtube link and find out how easy and cool they are. If you think your living room is too small, you’ll LOVE this.
A song for any season as long as the love is true and the journey is homeward bound.
NEW ORIGINAL SINGLE – “MY VALENTINE” I wrote this song in February of 1993 when I first left Asbury Park, NJ and moved to Nashville and was feeling a little homesick. It was a stormy night and all I could think of were all the people trying to get home to their loved ones in time for the holiday and how it really didn’t matter as long as the love was there and their hearts were on their way home. The rest is just a silly day and stuff that gets eaten or thrown away. I recorded it in January of last year and finally decided to just post it and make it available as a single for everyone to enjoy no matter what time of year. It’s about love and the journey home.
|click on the arrow to listen to Laura’s fun new bluegrass single, “My Valentine”…|
|Click here to listen to “My Valentine”|
“All Is Well” CD HARDCOPY PLUS DOWNLOAD SPECIAL!!
Or, purchase the “All Is Well” 14 Song CD Download Only
Or, “All Is Well” … À la carte!
| ||Track 1: I Know What I Want|
|Track 2: Baby You Saved Me|
|Track 3: Broken Ferris Wheel|
|Track 4: Catch Me If You Can|
|Track 5: Until They Meet Again|
|Track 6: Don't Touch Me|
|Track 7: I Walk Alone|
|Track 8: I Would Be Yours|
|Track 9: Eternity (The Sailing Song)|
|Track 10: Twice Blessed|
|Track 11:Your Touch|
|Track 12: It's My Faith|
|Track 13: Winter Song|
|Track 14: As Time Fades|
Out of Laura’s handmade soaps and lip balms?
No live Laura Crisci show nearby?
Well now you’re in luck!
Due to popular demand, you can now stock up online!
Laura lovingly hand makes all of her soaps and lip balms from scratch.
Her soaps start with a base of saponified coconut, olive, sustainable palm, and fragrance oils. Some soaps may also include exfoliants and/or natural pigments. And yes, it smells delicious, but don’t eat it! :)
The lip balms begin with a base of Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E oil. Most contain a flavor oil as well. Depending on the blend, lip balm’s will contain either cocoa butter, coffee butter, green tea butter, or orange butter, or a blend of two or more of the above.
Laura's Handmade Soaps... $5.49 per barLaura hand makes all of her soaps from scratch and starts with a base of saponified coconut, olive, sustainable palm, and fragrance oils.
Some soaps may also include exfoliants and/or natural pigments.
|Arabian Spice: Filled with the aromatic scents of a romantic time past, Arabian Spice is a blend of Myrrh and Orange, with middle notes of Ginger, Cinnamon and Cloves. It is then rounded out with Caraway Seed and Vanilla to give it a warm, tranquil feeling.|
|Bay Rum: The quintessential cologne aftershave lotion scent, this fragrance is all about exotic spices - Allspice, Capers, Cloves, Nutmeg and mix with Crushed Orange, Crisp Pine Needles and just a touch of Patchouli and Vanilla to add a deep base note for staying power.|
|Black Amber and Lavender: Deep and sophisticated this fragrance blends rustic Amber with bold Parisian Lavender. Combined with these main scents is a mysterious Black Myrrh, dulcet vanilla Tonka bean, and a splash of Egyptian Musk. We've rounded out the fragrance with a surprising addition of raw Clary Sage resulting in an earthy concoction with hints of sweetness and pleasing floral notes.|
|Beach Breeze: This complex, sophisticated fragrance is actually a light Ocean-type scent. It has top notes of Bergamot and Cyclamen (a flower with a "white" scent), middle notes of Lilac, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley and rounds down to the mellow notes of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Musk. All these individual notes blend to become the perfect unisex and breezy Ocean scent, sure to please every man and woman on your gift list.|
|Chai Tea: Chai Tea is a wonderfully warm and comforting drink as a fun alternative to coffee. It has traditional Earl Grey Tea with its delicious citrus notes of Bergamot and Sicily Lemon along with a base and heart notes of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Tahitian Vanilla and a little bit of Allspice. This is a sweet, buttery fragrance with a touch of spice.|
|Energy: A stimulating blend of Citrus, including Grapefruit, Lemon and Lime, with hints of fresh Cucumber and Jasmine, and a touch of Pineapple, Blackberry and Champagne. Energy is an exciting mix that's perfect for spring and summer.|
|Earth and Sky: A blend of freshly turned earth for grounding and the exotic Bay Rum spice of the sea and sky for adventure - Allspice, Capers, Cloves, Nutmeg and mix with Crushed Orange, Crisp Pine Needles and just a touch of Patchouli and Vanilla to add a deep base note for staying power. Includes an oatmeal exfoliant.|
|Hippie Daze: A blend of patchouli, lavender, sandalwood, and vanilla! Powdery, floral and fun! Contains Ultramarine Purple zinc oxide as a natural pigment.|
|Honey Almond: This is a wonderful combination of sweet, golden honey, mixed with the very popular almond scent. Contains oatmeal as an exfoliant.|
|Lavender Green Tea: This combination gives a wonderfully fresh and clean scent and is made with fresh brewed green tea in place of water. Long prized in Asian countries for its health benefits, Green Tea is also very favored as a scent. Many of this year's most popular perfumes have a green tea base.|
|Love Spell :'Inspired by' fragrance of Victoria Secret's Love Spell fragrance. It has fruity sweet notes of Italian Bergamot, White Lady Peach and Strawberry mixed with middle notes of Apple Blossom, African Tamarind and a touch of Damask Rose. The base is Tonka Bean, Coconut Milk and White Musk. Contains a natural ultramarine pink oxide pigment.|
|Mediterranean Silk: This breezy, fresh ocean air scent has a touch of roses in the mix. I reminds me of being in a lovely villa with open windows and the ocean harmony in the near distance. What could be more wonderful than silk sheets, fresh air, and light flower gardens to perfume the breezes? I adore this scent. It is a bit romantic and a bit take time to smell the roses or life will pass you by type scent. Doesn't this sound wonderful? It is!!!|
|Mint Green and Darjeeling Tea: Long prized in Asian countries for its health benefits, Green Tea is also very favored as a scent. Many of this year's most popular perfumes have a green tea base. The addition of a refreshing peppermint scent adds excitement to this normally subtle blend. This soap is also made with a fresh brewed blend of green and darjeeling tea instead of water and also has these ground tea leaves as the exfoliant.|
|Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mint: Yum! It’s as delicious to wash with as it sounds (but don’t eat it!) and uses oatmeal as the exfoliant.|
|Sage and Lemongrass Cybilla: Tall grasses and soft sage combine to make the perfect outdoor fragrance.|
|Strawberries and Champagne:Have you wanted a little strawberries and champagne in your life? Strong and deep pink, this scent is sweet yet tart. It smells reminiscent of a popular strawberry gum. Pair that with the bubbly nose of champagne and let the flirting begin! This scent includes natural strawberry seeds paired with cosmetic grade glitter as an exfoliant and a natural ultramarine pink oxide pigment.|
Wake Up Your Body With Coffee Soaps!All of the varieties of Laura's coffee soaps are made with fresh brewed triple strength espresso instead of water and contain fresh coffee grinds as an exfoliant. Coffee soaps are great in the kitchen and the workshop to remove odors from your hands. The coffee grind exfoliant in each coffee soap is also used as a popular remedy to help remove cellulite!!
Laura's Handmade Lip Balms $3.29 eachLaura begins all of her handmade lip balms with a base of Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E oil. Most contain a flavor oil as well. Depending on the blend, lip balm’s will contain either cocoa butter, coffee butter, green tea butter, or orange butter, or a blend of two or more of the above.
|Chocolate: Cocoa butter, Chocolate flavor oil.|
|Chocolate Mint: Cocoa butter, Chocolate and Spearmint flavor oils.|
|Chocolate Orange Truffle: This is a fabulous blend of mandarin and blood oranges and dark chocolate.The blend is mouth watering and very sophisticated. Contains Orange butter.|
|Espresso (coffee): Coffee butter, Coffee flavor oil.|
|Mint Green Tea: Green Tea butter and Spearmint flavor oil.|
|Mocha:Coffee butter, a blend of Coffee and Chocolate flavor oils.|
|Orange: Orange butter, no flavor oil added.|
|Raspberries and Cream|
|Raspberry Mochaccino: Coffee butter, a blend of Coffee and Raspberries and Cream flavor oils.|