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Music Emerging presents, "SongC.R.A.F.T-Writing Songs in Your Authentic Voice", the next in a series of workshops at the Lyd and Mo Studios in Pasadena, Ca. Workshop will take place from 1-4 p.m. with a special BYOB "mix and mingle" from 12:30-1p.m. so bring something to share and meet Laura and your fellow workshop attendees! Workshop is $50 which includes a copy of the book, "SongC.R.A.F.T-Writing Songs in Your Authentic Voice". In the evening, Laura and friends will be doing a special "songwriters in the round" with local artists from 7-9p.m. with an open mic from 6-7p.m. (sign ups at 5:30!) Concert is free for workshop attendees or $10. Parking on Saturday is 2 hours so be aware of street signs. There is a parking lot in the back for your convenience and a pay parking garage next door. You won't want to miss this full day of enrichment and musical fun! Space is limited so purchase your tickets online at EVENTBRITE. Email if you are interested in purchasing a ticket at the door.


More info on Music Emerging:

You already have everything you need to write your best songs. Bring your notebook and your fearless heart for this hands-on 3-hour workshop lead by Laura Zucker.

Join award-winning songwriter Laura Zucker as she guides you through a series of exercises designed to help unlock and connect with your creative potential. The SongC.R.A.F.T. method looks at the ways we deny our creative spirit, and helps us overcome the obstacles that keep us from writing in our most authentic voice. Bring your notebook and your fearless heart for this hands-on 3 hour workshop. For more info, visit

SongC.R.A.F.T., written by award-winning songwriters Nancy Beaudette and Laura Zucker, provides a fun, intuitive guide to help novice and experienced writers alike find their authentic voice. The book leads you through a series of exercises designed to unlock and connect you with your creative potential by exploring the ways we deny our creative spirit and helping us overcome the obstacles that keep us from being our creative selves.

As they walk you through the five-step “C.R.A.F.T.” method, Zucker and Beaudette take a process-oriented approach – this is not a “write a hit song in three minutes” book, but rather a springboard to the lifelong transformation from tentative writer to authentic storyteller.

Woven throughout the “how-to” is a rich tapestry of personal anecdotes by the authors, who detail their own struggles with writing, performing, and dealing with “industry professionals”. supplements the book with a website of additional content and a members-only section where readers can post lyrics, songs, and musings for comment or critique.

The authors offer workshops based on the SongC.R.A.F.T. method, as well as one-on-one mentor coaching.

About Laura:

Laura is a “recovering lawyer”, a New Jersey native transplanted in California; Laura returned to music after a 20-year hiatus, and now--she’s a 3 time Kerrville New Folk finalist, 5 time West Coast Songwriters Association Best Song of the Year, a 2013 and 2017 Official Showcase artist at SWRFA, an Emerging Artist at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, with an international following. With five CD releases to her credit, Laura continues to impress with incisive yet sensitive lyrics, evocative melodies and arrangements that cut straight to the heart. Learn more about Laura’s music at .

When she’s not playing shows around the country, Laura offers performance coaching, arrangement for performance, and teaches guitar, piano, and songwriting at her studio in Lafayette California and online.

Concert: 7-10 p.m. "Songwriters in the Round"

If you are interested in attending the concert only-tickets available at EVENTBRITE

Participating artists:

Laura Zucker:


Singer-songwriter Laura Zucker wins audiences over with a hard-won perspective and a positive spin. The powerful imagery of her songs and stories ring so true you might think she’s read your diary - and you’ll find yourself humming her infectious melodies for days to come.

She’s a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition in Texas, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, 5 time West Coast Songwriters Association Best Song of the Year. With four CD releases to her credit, Laura continues to impress with incisive yet sensitive lyrics, evocative melodies and arrangements that cut straight to the heart.

Ed Tree:


Over the past 40 years, Ed Tree has become renowned as a producer and engineer, with over 120 CDs to his credit. His studio, The Treehouse, has produced many local Los Angeles artists and talents from beyond in the singer songwriter, folk, americana and country genres. Ed also performs guitar with many different performers and has toured with the Spencer Davis Group which led to gigs playing lead guitar for Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton, Al Stewart, Dusty Springfield, Booker T. Jones and The Bum Steers, as well as sharing the stage with Jimmy Buffett, Aaron Neville and Bonnie Bramlett. Ed is part of a collective of songwriters and performers called, "Tall Men Group" here in Los Angeles.

Charlie B. Roberts:


Charlie Roberts is native Southern Californian. His formative years spent washed in the wave of 1970’s LA Sound. When asked about his music, he responds “Original Classic Rock.” SoCal Music Live’s recipient of Best Male Acoustic Performer in 2010, his sets are like a good family dinner, where people laugh and remember easier times.

Writing and Performing for the Independent Syndicated show, “Dog Tales” airing since 2006, Charlie also has credits for Showtime and Fox. An accomplished songwriter that still is beguiled by the process and amazed at the results, he has a hard crush for music and shares it passionately.

“Seeing Charlie is like taking a good long look in the mirror and smiling back at what you see.”---Tracy Newman

Cynthia Brando:

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Cynthia Brando, creator of Music Emerging and host of the workshop series, is a Los Angeles singer songwriter with a recognizably unique voice, which has been described as “equal parts silk and Stevie Nicks.” Cynthia has developed a connection with fellow musicians and appreciators as a performer all across the Los Angeles region and beyond-sharing her unique “vintage vibe” powerful vocals and steady folk rock rhythms in clubs, homes and as a street performer. She has played notable shows at House of Blues in Hollywood, the Eagle Rock Music Festival and the Eclectic Music Festival in South Pasadena amongst others. In 2015, Cynthia started “Music Emerging”-a project of inspiring artist interviews, articles and a successful concert series. Music Emerging is growing to include a portal of resources and emotional support for artists. Cynthia has been published as a guest writer on the music sites Music Clout and Music Industry How To, and she has received honorable mentions for her music in the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition and the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest. Cynthia is a 2017 recipient of a Hemera Foundation Fellowship Award for her music. Her new album, "The Treehouse Trio Sessions" was released in June of 2018 with positive national and international reviews. Music Connection Magazine included it in their “Top 20 Prospects of 2018” list.

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