Anela Lauren is a classically trained pianist who has discovered that the joys of jazz and improvisation provide meaning and connection in an ever changing world. Anela has found her calling in adapting a wide range of music to the celtic harp; particularly contemporary folk, world and rock. Anela also brings her own elegant touch to classical, traditional and Celtic songs.
Anela is a confessed natural beauty junkie. She spent 20 years in the Hawaiian Islands, mostly on the garden island of Kaua'i. She spent a bit of time in Taos, New Mexico, and the beautiful music mecca of Lyons, Colorado has been home for nearly 4 years. While in Hawai'i, she developed her distinctive style - fluid and graceful improvisation with kaleidoscopic overtones.
While in Hawaii, Anela played with renowned harpist Sylvia Woods, joined with "the slack-key lady" Cindy Combs and others to form a Hawaiian jazz group entitled Lilia, and took the stage with folk hero Michael Franti during New Year’s of 2006. These past few years, she has played with Dead tribute bands across the country. Her current projects include an eclectic female rock ensemble entitled Human Cabaret, a duo with Josh Rosen of Colorado's premiere Dead tribute band, Shakedown Street, entitled Run for the Roses, and a trio with Grateful Dead Hour’s David Gans and slack-key great Stephen Inglis entitled Fragile Thunder.
Lyons Community Christmas Service
Monday, December 24 6:00 PM
Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass
500 W Main St, Lyons, CO 80540
NYE with Grateful Dawg
Opening for Shakedown Street
Monday, December 31 8:00 PM
13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy
Bellvue, CO 80512
on the Shangri La-La Stage
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival
Saturday, February 9 11:30A - 1:00P
Estes Park Events Complex
1125 Rooftop Way
Estes Park, CO 80517
Skull & Roses Festival
with Fragile Thunder
Ventura County Fairgrounds