Laura is back in the studio and setting up the next “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!
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Lot’s of great players at this one all day long. Should be a great show! I think I hit the stage about 3pm and will most likely have Gary Oleyar joining me for this one… and who knows who else And yes,CD’s, soap and lip balms should be available from noon to 6… just in time for Mother’s Day! Here’s the details…
For my friends up in the North Jersey area, here’s our chance to see each other in person!! This is a great line up, that’s why I’m taking the drive I also hear that the Dragonfly Cafe is a very cool scene. Can’t wait to check it out. Here’s the details… https://www.facebook.com/
I’m honored to have been asked to be the one to kick off this very cool series of Asbury Park Storytellers at the gallery where John’s rock photography is being featured. Each concert will be an intimate performance by an artist that John has photographed through the years as they play songs and tell stories of the music scene and their part in it and how it influenced the style and the songs they’ve written.
For me, it’s also about growing up here, leaving for Nashville, and then returning home with fresh eyes. I call my journey, “The Jersey Girl Version of The Wizard of Oz.”
The audience will have a chance to ask the artist questions and there will be a meet and greet after the performance.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $25 VIP (only a few VIP left!). Available now at the Asbury Park Where Music Lives Gallery. Visit or call 732-775-8900 During gallery operating hours (Sat’s noon to 7pm, Sun’s noon to 6pm).
Tickets will soon be available online as well. Stay tuned for more info on that.
Laura Crisci nominated for Best (flame throwing/guitar/harmonica while riding a unicycle:) Female Performer! For the second year in a row, the JAMawards.org has been kind enough to recognize my contribution to the Asbury Park music scene upon returning to the shore a few years ago. Please check out all the categories and cast your votes if you are so inclined to show your support for your favorite nominees. Anyone anywhere in the world is eligible to vote! Just click here… http://www.jamawards.org/
Saturday Night (Feb. 23), 9pm, if you’re in driving distance of Asbury Park, come on down to McLoone’s Supper Club for a great night of musical camaraderie with some of the best players not only in this area, but anywhere! I’m honored to be sitting for a few this time around, but even if I weren’t, I’d be there anyway to witness this jaw dropping skillocity all on one stage.
Here are the details…
Kristian Rex and Electric Boots
Tim McLoone’s, 9pm, Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
Featuring music projects and friends of KRISTIAN REX, MARIO CASELLA, PK LAVENGOOD, GARY OLEYAR, FRED SAUNDERS, and JIM MIZELL
With Special Performances by:
SLIM CHANCE (Mario Casella) and members of THE GAMBLERS
PK’s BAND WITHOUT FEAR
MARY MC CRINK
THE MUSIC WILL BE A WIDESPREAD WHIRLWIND, ECLECTIC ROCKnROLL RANDOMNESS OF GEORGE HARRISON, TRAFFIC, CSN&Y, STONES, BEATLES, GOLDEN EARRING, T-REX, BUFALO SPRINGFIELD, JANIS JOPLIN, JONI MITCHELL, TODD RUNDGREN, DAVID BOWIE, LEON RUSSELL, JOE COCKER, TOM PETTY, SANTANA plus ORIGINAL SONGS BY SLIM CHANCE and many surprises.
Tickets available at Ticketmaster or the Stone Pony Box Office.
This is becoming a habit!!
Yes back at the Stone Pony again!
This time to do an acoustic set opening for
The B-Street Band
Vini will be playing this one with the band so I suspect we might do a few together and get in a little live rehearsing for the Light of Day gig next Thursday (Jan 17, 2013)
Let’s Do It Again!!
We all had so much fun last month that I’m doing it again!! This time between John Eddie sets around 11pm. And yes, my CD’s, handcrafted Soaps and Lip Balms will all be available for purchase just in time for the holidays! … Oh, and rumor has it that Gary Oleyar and PK Lavengood will be joining me for a few songs this time around:)
Laura Crisci LIVE acoustic solo at the Stone Pony, Saturday, November 24, 2012, 8-8:30pm.
The Stone Pony survived the “Perfect Storm” (Hurricane Sandy)! Come on out Saturday, November 24th and have a look around. I’ll be opening for “Tramps Like Us” doing a solo set from 8-8:30pm. ”Tramps” will be doing the entire Sept. 19, 1978 show performed at the Capitol Theater in Passaic from the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. Should be a fun night!
For those of you who have been asking when I’ll finally be playing in Asbury Park again, here it is… I’ll be closing out the 2nd annual “Women Of Song” event. I’m honored to be a part of such a cool series that’s for a very good cause… It looks like some of my friends are going to show up as well and do a little playing with me:) Hope to see you there too! Here’s the details below….
Sunday*, Oct 7th, 6-9 pm
Atonement Church, 308 First Ave, Asbury Park
- Singers: Pam McCoy, Mary McCrink, Laura Crisci
- Poets: Maggie Danger Brown, Ren Teran
- Artist: 180 Turning Lives Around & DOMA Awareness Project
$10 per door ~ Limited seating, BYOB
All proceeds to benefit 180′s Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program (www.180nj.org)
For those of you in PA who have been asking when I’ll finally be playing nearby, you’re in luck too! Carl Asch and I are returning to play at the
3180 Lebanon RoadManheim, PA,
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 8:30pm.
Come experience two international performers, Laura Crisci and Carl Asch, fuse Jersey Roots and Celtic influences as they “meet again” for a return performance at the Farmer’s Hope Inn, Manheim, PA. This year, Elizabeth Cary will be joining them on violin and vocals. Reservations are suggested.
“Laura writes about the human condition of love. Her music tells the story of a personal journey through the bad times, the successful turn-arounds and the resulting aura of not giving up when the chips are down.” John Pfeiffer, Aquarian Magazine
Carl has delighted audiences with his songs at fairs and festivals, incorporating World Music and music from the British Isles. His performance will enchant and uplift you.
“Separately, they each have a unique spark, and together they light up the room!”
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, 7:40pm, Laura Crisci kicks off The Stone Pony’s 38th Anniversary Celebration with a live acoustic set, followed by “Outside The Box” and “The Bobby Bandiera Band.” Tickets $20, available at the door or at Ticketmaster.
Here’s a cool article with some more info… The Stone Pony Celebrates 38 Years This Weekend
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Laura Crisci and her all star “Whoever Shows Up” band live in concert at the Brookdale PAC, Lincroft, NJ.
The Brookdale Alumni Association is excited to present “Beat the Winter Blues — Meet, Mingle & Music” a social networking event on Saturday, February 4, 2012 for alumni and friends featuring a live concert by Brookdale alumna, Laura Crisci and her “Whoever Show’s Up” All Star Band at Brookdale Performing Arts Center.There will be a pre-show reception starting at 7pm featuring complimentary light fare with a wine and beer cash bar. The concert begins at 8pm and features Laura Crisci “The Prodigal Daughter of Asbury Park” along with her band of merry men, including Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, original E Street drummer; PK Lavengood, guitarist for John Eddie; Gary Oleyar, who has played violin, mandolin, and dobro with legends like Loggins & Messina, Kenny Chesney, and Bob Seger; Arne Wendt, BonJovi keyboardist, and more. It’s a full-on show that promises to lift spirits and bring a warm breezy blast to beat the winter blues. The Presenting Sponsor is Plymouth Rock Assurance in conjunction with the Brookdale Alumni Association and WBJB 90.5 FM “the Night.”
Click here to purchase tickets online. Discount for Brookdale Alumni Association Life Time Members and advance purchase.
This event is general admission. Print your receipt and bring to “will call” window at PAC the night of the show . No tickets will be mailed.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES: EXCLUSIVE FREE SONG INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF JUST RECORDED LAURA CRISCI ORIGINAL, “MY VALENTINE” INCLUDED WITH ADVANCE TICKET GENERAL PUBLIC / ALUMNI PURCHASE!
(download link included at bottom of ticket receipt)
$20 for the general public
$16 for Brookdale Alumni Association Life Time Members (coupon code required at check out for discount)
$12 for Brookdale Students (Student ID Card Number required at check out for discount)
At The Door:
$25 general public
$20 Alumni Members (with card or discount code)
$15 Students (ID Card Required)
Click here to purchase tickets now and receive the free download song now!
Friday, Jan 13, Light of Day Concert at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ, Laura Crisci will appear for a showcase on the Acoustic Stage ~ 8:15pm.
For more info visit http://lightofday.org/
Laura Crisci and Carl Asch “Meet Again” Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the Farmer’s Hope Inn, Lancaster, PA, 8PM. Special Guest Chelle Fulk on fiddle.
Laura Crisci LIVE Saturday Night, Oct 1st, at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ, 8pm
This is always a fun show and I love playing at this venue. The vibe is cool and the patrons are always a blast to play for. I’ll be performing a full acoustic set and I go on stage a little after 8pm. Before me are The Juneberries and Michael Brett, then me, followed by Matt Kay. Hope you can make it too! And yes, my newly redesigned “All Is Well” CD, handcrafted soaps and lip balms will all be available for purchase …while supplies last
Laura Crisci LIVE Friday Night, Sept 2nd, at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ!
This Friday night, Laura Crisci finally reappears at the Jersey Shore for a full acoustic original set, ending her long awaited return from a six-week “All Is Well…In The World” Tour of England, Scotland, and Amsterdam this past summer. Laura’s newly redesigned “All Is Well” CD, as well as signature Handmade Soaps and Lip Balms, will be available for purchase!! So, catch her while you can and come on in, bring a friend, share a pint, enjoy the show, and give her a Jersey Shore “cheers mate” and welcome home!
Doors open 7:30, Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Click here to purchase advance tickets.
The “All Is Well…In The World” European Tour 2011 has begun!
Saturday, July 2,3, with Micky Kemp and Darrell Bath at The Dunalastair Hotel Nr Pitlochry, Scotland- 21:30 (that’s 9:30pm:)
Saturday, July 9, opening for the Micky Kemp Band at The Plough in Farnham, England 8:30pm
Monday, July 11, a solo showcase performance at the “Soul Cellar” in Southampton, England. 7pm till …? For more info about the venue visit http://www.soulcellar.com
Tuesday July 12, an original showcase set at the legendary 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street in London, England. (doors open at 7pm) For more info about the venue visit http://www.12barclub.com
Monday, August 1st, I’ll be back by popular demand, for another original showcase set at the legendary 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street in London, England. (doors open at 7pm) For more info about the venue visit http://www.12barclub.com
About The Event…
Long-time and terrifically talented friends, Mark Sganga, Laura Crisci, and Carl Asch are coming to Franklin Lakes, NJ (Mark’s home town) on Friday, June 10th, Asbury Park, NJ (Laura’s home turf) on Saturday, June 11th, and Bensalem, PA (Carl’s stomping ground) on Sunday June 12th for three special nights of music. Come enjoy the wonderful music of these extremely talented artists in three unique, intimate settings. Those who attend all three events will receive an exclusive download from each artist!! CD’s and other merchandise will be available for purchase and photography will be permitted, but as a courtesy to the artists and fellow audience members, you may want to consider non-flash during the actual performance.
About the Venues…
Friday, June 10th, 7-10pm
Pesbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes
730 Old Franklin Lakes Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15, Family $50
Tickets info: 201-891-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.orgThis concert also features the Mark Sganga TrioSaturday, June 11th, 6 – 10pm
Doors open at 5:30
Rosie’s Cafe Concerts at Atonement Lutheran Church Hall
308 First Avenue (corner of First Avenue and Heck Street)
Asbury Park, NJAdmission $10 in advance/$15 at the door
BYOB and a potluck dish (appetizer, dessert or covered dish) please.
For more information or to get advance tickets, please contact Brenda at email@example.com.
Sunday, June 12th, 4-7pm
Doors will open at 3:00 pm
Admission is $20.00 in advance (non-refundable), $25.00 at the door (Note: you MUST reserve your seat in advance, even if you plan to pay at the door. Your reservation will be considered your commitment to attend.) The specific address and payment instructions will be provided at the time your reservation is taken.This concert is “first come first served” and we are VERY CLOSE to sold out!!! YOU MUST CONTACT ME (JONI) DIRECTLY AT firstname.lastname@example.org TO OFFICIALLY RESERVE YOUR SEAT!!! At that time I will provide you with the specific concert address.Seating is limited (only 35-40 seats) and reservations are first-come first-served. The concert is open seating, but if there is a handicap or other issue we will take that into account when seating. The concert will take place in a smoke-free home (smoking area outside).
Refreshments will be provided.
About The Artists…
Carl Asch (www.emptyhats.com) studied classical guitar at The American Institute of Guitar in NYC and has performed on streets and stages in the U.S., Paris, London, Milan (where he got arrested), Venice and Seville. He has opened for the likes of the “Cowboy Junkies”, Richie Blackmore and “Blackmore’s Night”. He has five albums with the band Empty Hats and two solo albums of love songs, ballads and classical guitar. His next solo album “Songs of the Open Road” will be released in August. It will contain songs recorded with different bands from all over the country that he has met in his many travels, including a bluegrass band from Nashville and a zydeco band from Louisiana. Both Mark Sganga and Laura Crisci are featured heavily on this album. Carl has a unique gift for personally touching each member of his audience. Whether performing solo or with the band, Carl Asch will enchant and delight you.Guitarist, vocalist and composer
Mark Sganga (www.marksganga.com) epitomizes “World Music”. His finger style guitar weaves a rich tapestry of beautiful melodies & imaginative Improvisation. Fusing influences from South America & around the world, Mark creates an entrancing travelogue, as both an instrumentalist & a singer/songwriter. The 2009 winner of The Int’l Finger Style Guitar Championship, Mark has enthralled audiences from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur. He recently headlined at the Cape May Jazz Festival in New Jersey, & last year at the Thredbo jazz festival in Australia. Mark has toured & recorded for Indian violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam (with Larry Coryell & Herbie Hancock). Mark has performed all over the US, including a Santa Cruz, CA concert opposite the legendary Taj Mahal.Jersey
Shore native Laura Crisci (www.lauracrisci.com) released her debut CD “All Is Well” in December 2009. On July 1, 2010 she began her “All Is Well …In The World” Tour in Amsterdam, France and Italy. She plans on returning to perform throughout Europe again in 2011. Laura has an extensive history of playing with the best of the best from the Jersey Shore. Laura’s original performances have been backed by many veteran players from the shore including former Springsteen members Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, Bob Alfano, and Gary Talent, as well as Bob Burger, Bobby Bandiera and Tico Torres from BonJovi. Always fun, intelligent and thought provoking, Laura’s unique style and sound are a breath of fresh ocean air!