February 3, 2018
LA WOOD, 2013 WINNER MALIBU MUSIC AWARDS BEST FEMALE POP ARTIST learned the basics of music on piano in second grade and shortly thereafter, the 4 string guitar from a flea market, to the rhythms and tunings of 6 and 12 String guitar. Influenced primarily by Joni Mitchell and Leo Kottke, she also became an accomplished Latin Percussionist after a brief collaboration with Brazil 66 in NYC. She studied Vocal Jazz at UMASS Amherst and music at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she began her professional music career.
She has been a studio musician for Indie and award winning Folk records and has accompanied and collaborated with numerous musicians across the USA and in Europe. In Boston, she won an Acoustic Underground Artist award for her Latin inspired trio. After recording her self-produced acclaimed CD retitled “I AM YOUR LOVER”, she was hired as a regular Beach Bar Entertainer at The Pier House Resort and the Blue Heaven Restaurant in Key West, Florida a starting place for Jimmy Buffet. There she learned Harmonica and wrote and arranged over 200 cover songs.
She coined her sound “Conch Rock” and soon earned recognition as a popular tourist attraction that caught the eye of Malibu Music Festival and Awards Producers in Malibu, California where she won the award for Best Pop Female Artist. She loves all forms of Roots Rock, Jazz, Reggae and Classic Pop Artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Annie Lennox, Van Morrison, the Beach Boys, the Indigo Girls and Reggae Masters Bob Marley, and Jimmy Cliff.
Learn more about LA Wood here.