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For Release November 2008

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Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitarist LORIJO MANLEY
Brings “Driving By Midnight” Tour to First-Ever CA Gigs

CHECK OUT LORIJO MANLEY’S UNIQUE “ALTERNATIVE BLUES” JAN 9th & 31th ‘09 AT COLOMBO’S LANDMARK MUSIC CLUB/ RESTAURANT IN EAGLE ROCK/ METRO LOS ANGELES

Righteous “Busker” Spawns Impressive Music Company of Her Own Making; The Ultimate “Indie” Story

(Los Angeles) -- On July 13, Lorijo performed a special concert in Los Angeles, celebrating Blues-maven DJ Ann the Raven’s birthday. The response was overwhelming, and Lorijo has been asked to return to Colombo’s/ Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), for upcoming gigs, Jan 9th and 31st (Feb. and beyond, TBA). While in Southern CA, Lorijo will also perform in Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, San Diego, Tujunga, and Glendale/ Eagle Rock, traveling down from Berkeley, Gilroy and Santa Clara.

Colombo’s is gearing up for Lorijo’s live-from-New-York “Alternative Blues,” a genre Lorijo deeply enjoys, pumping the funk out of her original tunes and handling some fine covers with soulful originality. But, she’s not limited. Folk, Americana, AAA, acoustic… she does it all. (Most performances are solo, but she also records, produces and performs with a band of East Coast stalwarts.) As a business executive, a crowning achievement is her establishment of Muddy Pause Music, handling CD distribution, publishing, promotion, booking, merchandising and tour management -- on the road, Lorijo travels in her “majikal mystery van” (Lorijo’s homey tour bus). You can’t miss her on the ‘net. If you’d like to add her two CD’s, AIRPLANE and NAKED, to your collection, it’s an easy jump to CD Baby (and other outlets) online. Lorijo’s also made a great success of her association with Sonicbids. But, everything you need to know is right there at www.lorijomanley.com, a comprehensive web site designed and implemented by the musician herself.

Lorijo’s AIRPLANE CD (2007, Muddy Pause Music) achieved its title by way of her roots. “I'm always reaching for higher and higher altitudes,” she proclaims. One of her most popular set-list numbers is AIRPLANE’S “Driving by Midnight” which has the feeling of triumph that is a lot like Lorijo. (“Something lives in the dreaming/ Which I will never lose...”) Hence the tour title.

Lorijo’s songs are jettisoned by her unequivocal status as a premier American guitarist. NY’s OutWords magazine started that buzz: "She makes magic through her music... channeling Jimi Hendrix through her fingers... spectacular." When asked about the recurrent Hendrix comparisons, she gives a humble shrug and says, “It’s the kinetic relationship we share with the guitar in live performance.“

The tradition of artistic integrity flowed through Lorijo’s energetic family, with strong artistic influence from her Grandparents and her Mom. “They gave me my creative props, fueling my imagination at every turn,” Lorijo emphasizes. And, she wasn’t the only artist nurtured in that household. When Alex Haley transplanted from New York City, and needed a place to stay in upstate New York, it was Lorijo’s family who opened their home. As a result, “Roots” was written in a comfortable setting.

On “Too Late, Angel,” a la Carole King’s cathartic “It’s Too Late,” she employs a Yamaha plug-in, recalling, “The second guitar I laid down was a Gibson Les Paul electric.” The cut is soulful, vocals reflecting controlled emotion.

Propelled by a truckin’ guitar/harmonica combo (Lorijo/Sal Carolei), she gets due respect from a swampy rhythm section on “Past Dues.” Her guitar work takes it to the greats. “I’m playing a Fender strat on this strut. It makes men cower and women sport wicked grins,” she laughs. The genesis of this song comes from flipping a car and walking away with just a little blood on her hands. With a wink, she adds, “It's also about the music industry.”

Lorijo wrote several songs for her Grandfather, including “Seven Sea Ships.” She says, “I wrote it years ago and thought it was corny. When he passed, I put it on the set list. The response was incredible, so I kept it in rotation. Playing this song is an experience of transcendence. I call these ‘velvet scenes.’” She plays a Yamaha classical acoustic-electric. Like Richie Havens, with whom she has shared the stage, a “sound of freedom” emanates from Lorijo’s guitar. But, hers is a younger, alternative style -- folk, funk and alternative-blues roots intact.

Lorijo produced NAKED, and co-produced AIRPLANE with bassist Darrell Briscoe, founder of New York’s Two Galleries recording studio, with credits including Ari Hest, Paul McCartney, KRS-One and MTV.

Lorijo’s “Driving By Midnight Concert Tour” wound northeast for the Summer, with stops in FL (a month of smokin’ performances at Blue Heaven, Key West’s home for live music and exotic food, where Ernest Hemingway once hung out), VA, MD, NJ, PA, MA, returning to her home state, New York, for the State Fair and Clinton Fest, among club gigs. Then, on to Boston, Provincetown (to packed, SRO crowds), Chicago (where Lorijo’s had a fan base for a decade, as she does in NY and FL). When she got her start as a fervent, young musician, she tried “busking” in the NYC subways, from which word of her talent spread like wildfire.

When she returns to the East Coast in ‘09, Lorijo will tape “Women On Air,” the weekly NPR program of host Laney Goodman’s acclaimed “Women in Music” series, presenting eclectic artists, on the internet, and nationwide.

FEEDBACK: Lorijo’s TV and radio credits are numerous, including WBAI in NYC and WGN in Chicago. Richard Lynch of Chicago’s WNUR: “(She’ll) blow you away with her humanistic funk rock style;” Chicago’s “happenings” magazine, Subnation, says, “Something about her brings to mind a female Lenny Kravitz;” Windy City Times remarks, “Manley is concerned with broad human values…. she praises those who have fought for causes (and) urges her audience to take stock of their personal values…” Even the Key West Citizen picked up on the now-familiar chatter that, when Ms. Manley hits that certain, kinetic groove, she might as well be channeling the likes of Jimi Hendrix.

At this point, she “owns” Manhattan’s abundant, alternative club scene. Conceivably, time might allow an occasional nostalgic show in the psychedelic subways. After all… Lorijo is devoted to “free-roaming” in her “markets.”

KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations
Karen Johnson

www.lorijomanley.com

L.A. Video Interview - January 21, 2010

Rome Sentinel article on my Grandmother's 2008 Recital - June 21, 2009

Collaborative musical program Saturday to benefit art center

Marie Antoinette Yanthis Long-time musician Marie Antoinette Yanthis has assembled a collaborative musical program, celebrating several generations of musicians, for 4 p.m. Saturday in the living room of the Rome Art And Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St. The public is welcome to attend, Seating is limited to just 65 people with some additional standing room. A donation will be suggested for admission with proceeds to benefit the center.

Mrs. Yanthis was from Texarkana, Texas. She has resided in Rome for the past 66 years and will celebrate her 97th birthday June 28. She began her study of music and piano at an early age, and had a radio show called "Request" as a teenager. She has a great love of music, and has taught many young people. Her employment has always been the result of her musical skills.

"The purpose of this collaborative musical program is to encourage musicians to perform in public, to provide a venue for students, and encourage them to share their love of music with others," she said. "To nurture students via the recital, that they reach their potential, and experience a heightened awareness of their abilities and talents."

The center agreed to collaborate with Mrs. Yanthis on this music program as an extension of it’s mission to foster creativity, cultural awareness, and a strong community connection.

The program will feature Victoria Bueno, Joshua Bueno, Nathanial Smith, Helen Phillips-Hannah, Carole Yanthis-Manley, Lorijo Manley, Megan Veschio, Marie Veschio, Penny Veschio, Aaron Browka, Melody McCoy-Cole, Greg Unangst and Dave Anson Morgan.

Born in New York, award-winning artist Lorijo Manley spent her formative years shuttling between upstate and New York City, feeding her appetite for theatre and music. With her grandmother as teacher, she began studying the piano at age 5, and found her first guitar under the Christmas tree one or two years later. Santa delivered after she was caught torturing her mother’s violin trying to play it as a six-string guitar. Lorijo wrote her first songs around age 10.

While in high school, she started the Theater Romps, a series of creative dramatic workshops for children, and won an acting contest. This inspired her to study theatre at Northwestern University, where she created the school’s first women’s performance troupe, Astarte Mettle, which garnered Lorijo a Time Magazine College Achievement Award.

Manley was an official performer at the Athlete’s Village for the 1996 Olympic Games. In 1998, her singing was showcased in the theme music for the first Native American Music Awards, broadcast on A&E. Lorijo has shared the stage with artists including Richie Havens, Vernon Reid (of Living Colour), Catie Curtis, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and The Mammals, Sam Shaber, Edie Carey, Trina Hamlin, Nicholas Barron, Ellen Rosner, Josh Max and Jade Maze.

(http://www.lorijomanley.com)

Unangst is a native of Rome and began playing the piano at age 11, which became his passion and career. He received his bachelor of music in music history and theory with a concentration in piano performance from Crane School of Music. He also studied at Florida State University. He received his master’s degree in piano performance from Crane in 2006. While in Rome, he worked extensively as an accompanist, solo performer and music director. He played for the Rome Community Theater, Capital Theater and the Utica Players. Other venues included weddings, theater events, and local nursing homes. In 2008, he was named head of the piano department of the YMCA Center for the Creative Arts, where he "is enthusiastic to share his skill and talent with the community."

Phillips-Hannah has taught vocal music for 33 years — 32 years in the Rome City School System and one year for Oneida County BOCES in Holland Patent and Remsen. She is the organist for the Immanuel Baptist Church in Rome.

Smith started singing at 4 years old. He participated in the African-American Children’s Theater Group of Rome, and was actively involved in the International Children’s Theater and Dance Group. In 2002, under the direction of Barbara Stovall, he won the Gospel Choir Championship at Darien Lake. In 2008, he sang at the Colgate University Gospel Fest accompanied by Kirk Franklin.

For additional information, contact Executive Director Lauren Getek at 336-1040. The Center will open at 3:30 p.m. that day to begin seating guests. Seating will be first-come, first-served basis.

On the net: www.romeart.org

Radio Play and YouTube - Next Show April 25 in Burbank - April 15, 2009

"It never rains in Southern California...." and I just learned it never really stays warm at night, even in high summer. Bummer.



I also just learned that my song "Mad Max" was added to the playlists of WPKN (Connecticut & Long Island, NY) and WPKM (Montauk, NY, Westerly & New London)!



Also, type my name into the YouTube search bar and see what happens. Leave comments if you want.



special side note to my Mom: Mom you have to click on the search button!



No, really, Mom, you have to do this.



I know I only wrote "type my name into the YouTube search bar and see what happens" ...



Ma! Clicking is implied! ...



Okay, whatev. Are you having fun just staring at a YouTube screen on which absolutely nothing is happening? You'd rather be right than laugh at the funny looking videos of your daughter. ...



OIC.



Peace,

Lorijo

www.lorijomanley.com
www.myspace.com/lorijomanley
CD's avail at CDbaby.com & on iTunes

www.cdbaby.com/cd/lorijomanley2 - AIRPLANE

www.cdbaby.com/cd/lorijomanley1 - Naked

"DRIVING BY MIDNIGHT CONCERT TOUR" - November 30, 2008

News from KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations/
Karen Johnson
www.lorijomanley.com www.sonicbids.com/LorijoManley
LORIJO MANLEY “DRIVING BY MIDNIGHT CONCERT TOUR”
2008-2009
"Lorijo Manley will blow you away with her 'humanistic funk rock' style.
A premier vocalist and uniquely gifted guitarist..."
(WNUR-FM, Chicago)

SUN JUL 13 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
THU AUG 21 NEW YORK STATE FAIR SYRACUSE NY
SAT AUG 23 CLINTON ARTS FEST CLINTON NY
TBA SEP WUMB/NPR BOSTON MA
TBA SEP-OCT COMMERCIAL/TOWN HALL PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT  OCT 11     UU MEETINGHOUSE  PROVINCETOWN  MA
SAT OCT 11 TASTE OF BIG SHOW/ UU PROVINCETOWN MA
SUN OCT 12 THE LANDMARK PROVINCETOWN MA
MON OCT 13 UU MEETING/Lizzie Borden PROVINCETOWN MA
TUE OCT 14 WOMR-RADIO womr.org PROVINCETOWN MA
THU OCT 16 THE LANDMARK             PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT OCT 18  UU MEETINGHOUSE PROVINCETOWN MA 
SAT OCT 18 REALLY BIG SHO/ UU PROVINCETOWN MA
SUN OCT 19 UU MEETING/Lizzie Borden PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT OCT 25 INDUSTRY FUNCTION BOSTON MA
SAT NOV 1 SUGAR PEARL SYRACUSE NY
FRI NOV 7 HEARTLAND CAFE CHICAGO IL
SAT    NOV 15 BAREFOOT COFFEE ROAST SANTA CLARA CA
SUN NOV 16 SUE'S COFFEE ROAST COMP GILROY CA
MON NOV 17 DUBLIN SQUARE SAN DIEGO CA
WED NOV 19 WOMR-RADIO womr.org PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT NOV 22 C & D’S WELCOME CAFE REDONDO BCH CA
WED DEC 17 SANTA MONICA – OPEN MIC SANTA MONICA CA
MON DEC 22 THE GOOD HURT SANTA MONICA CA
TUE DEC 23 BARE BACK GRILL SAN DIEGO CA
SAT DEC 27 C & D’S WELCOME CAFÉ REDONDO BEACH CA
FRI JAN 2 ARNIE'S CAFE TUJUNGA CA
SAT JAN 3 PARLOR SERIES @SPUD’S BREW BERKELEY CA
FRI JAN 9 COLOMBO'S/EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
MON JAN 12 RAINBOW BAR – OPEN MIC LOS ANGELES CA
MON JAN 19 RAINBOW BAR - OPEN MIC LOS ANGELES CA
SAT JAN 31 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
WED FEB 11 SANTA MONICA BAR & GRILLE SANTA MONICA CA
FRI FEB 20 COLOMBO'S/ EAGLE ROCK TBA LOS ANGELES CA
SAT FEB 21 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK TBA LOS ANGELES CA

News from KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations/
Karen Johnson

AIRPLANE TOUR - October 17, 2008

News from KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations/
Karen Johnson

L O R I J O M A N L E Y “AIRPLANE TOUR”
2008-2009
"Lorijo Manley will blow you away with her 'humanistic funk rock' style.
A premier vocalist and uniquely gifted guitarist..."
(WNUR-FM, Chicago)

SUN JUL 13 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
THU AUG 21 NEW YORK STATE FAIR SYRACUSE NY
SAT AUG 23 CLINTON ARTS FEST CLINTON NY
TBA SEP WUMB/NPR BOSTON MA
TBA SEP-OCT COMMERCIAL/TOWN HALL PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT  OCT 11     UU MEETINGHOUSE  PROVINCETOWN  MA
SAT OCT 11 TASTE OF BIG SHOW/ UU PROVINCETOWN MA
SUN OCT 12 THE LANDMARK PROVINCETOWN MA
MON OCT 13 UU MEETING/Lizzie Borden PROVINCETOWN MA
TUE OCT 14 WOMR-RADIO womr.org PROVINCETOWN MA
THU OCT 16 THE LANDMARK PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT OCT 18  UU MEETINGHOUSE PROVINCETOWN MA 
SAT OCT 18 REALLY BIG SHO/ UU PROVINCETOWN MA
SUN OCT 19 UU MEETING/Lizzie Borden PROVINCETOWN MA
SAT OCT 25 INDUSTRY FUNCTION (TBA) BOSTON MA
SAT NOV 1 SUGAR PEARL SYRACUSE NY
TUE NOV 4 SISTER’S UPTOWN BOOKS NEW YORK NY
WED NOV 5 WOMR-RADIO womr.org PROVINCETOWN MA
FRI NOV 7 HEARTLAND CAFE CHICAGO IL
SAT   NOV 15 BAREFOOT COFFEE ROAST SANTA CLARA CA
SUN NOV 16 SUE'S COFFEE ROAST COMP GILROY CA
MON NOV 17 DUBLIN SQUARE SAN DIEGO CA
SAT NOV 22 C & D’S WELCOME CAFE REDONDO BCH CA
FRI JAN 2 TBA LOS ANGELES CA
FRI JAN 9 TBA LOS ANGELES CA
SAT JAN 31 COLOMBO’S / EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
SAT FEB 21 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA

www.lorijomanley.com www.sonicbids.com/LorijoManley

AIRPLANE TOUR - September 8, 2008

News from KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations


LORIJO MANLEY “AIRPLANE TOUR”
2008-2009


"Lorijo Manley will blow you away
with her 'humanistic funk rock' style.
A premier vocalist and uniquely gifted guitarist..."
(WNUR-FM, Chicago)

SUN JUL 13 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
THU AUG 21 NEW YORK STATE FAIR SYRACUSE NY
SAT AUG 23 CLINTON ARTS FEST CLINTON NY
TBA SEP WUMB/NPR BOSTON MA
TBA SEP-OCT COMMERCIAL ST/TOWN HALL PROVINCETOWN MA
TUE NOV 4 SISTER’S UPTOWN BOOKS NEW YORK NY
FRI NOV 7 HEARTLAND CAFE CHICAGO IL
SAT NOV 8 UNCOMMON GROUND CHICAGO IL
SAT   NOV 15 BAREFOOT COFFEE ROAST SANTA CLARA CA
SUN NOV 16 SUE'S COFFEE ROAST COMP GILROY CA
MON NOV 17 DUBLIN SQUARE SAN DIEGO CA
SAT NOV 22 C & D’S WELCOME CAFE REDONDO BCH CA
FRI JAN 2 TBA LOS ANGELES CA
FRI JAN 9 TBA LOS ANGELES CA
SAT JAN 31 COLOMBO’S / EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA
SAT FEB 21 COLOMBO’S/ EAGLE ROCK LOS ANGELES CA

(MORE CALIFORNIA TOUR DATES TBA SHORTLY)


Visit www.lorijomanley.com www.sonicbids.com/LorijoManley

News From KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations - August 19, 2008

News from KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations

For Release Contact Karen Johnson
August 2008

Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitarist LORIJO MANLEY
Keeps “Driving By Midnight” on East Coast Tour

Manley to Appear on NPR’s National
“Women On Air“ Program,
From Boston’s WUMB-FM Radio

Tour Heads Midwest –
Plans Underway for First-Ever California Tour

(Los Angeles) -- Lorijo Manley’s “Driving By Midnight Concert Tour”
winds northeast for the Summer, with stops in FL, VA, MD, NJ, PA, MA.
She returns to her home state of New York, where concerts resume Aug
21, at the New York State Fair (Syracuse, NY), and Aug. 23, at the
Clinton Arts Festival (Clinton, NY). While in Boston, Lorijo will tape
“Women On Air,” the weekly NPR program of host Laney Goodman’s
acclaimed “Women in Music” series, presenting eclectic artists from
around the world, on the internet, and nationwide.

On July 13, Lorijo performed a special concert in Los Angeles,
celebrating Blues-radio DJ Ann the Raven’s birthday. The response was
overwhelming, and Lorijo has been asked to return to Colombo’s/ Eagle
Rock (Los Angeles), for three upcoming gigs.

The singer/ songwriter/ guitarist returns to Chicago this Fall, en
route to her first-ever Califo
rnia statewide tour. “I’m thrilled with
the opportunity to tour the West, particularly California. The
‘majikal mystery van’ (Lorijo’s tour bus) will start things off, by
rolling me into Chicago this November,” Lorijo says.

Her fan base is ready and waiting, led by media enthusiasts: Richard
Lynch, producer at Chicago’s WNUR-FM, states: "Lorijo Manley will blow
you away with her 'humanistic funk rock' style. A premier vocalist and
uniquely gifted guitarist..." WGN-Radio heralds “quite a crowd...
salivating over her playing.” SubNation magazine (outlet for Chicago’s
“happenings”) took note of Lorijo’s performance at a dozen clubs:
“Something about her brings to mind a female Lenny Kravitz... huge
stage presence... She plays the hell out of her guitar... and puts two
tons of heart into her singing.” The Windy City Times said, “Manley is
concerned with broad human values. In the powerful ‘Whatcha Doin'?’
she praises those who have fought for causes, but also urges her
audience to take stock of their personal values: ‘Up you mighty
people/ You can accomplish what you will/ But I say what, whatcha
doin'?’”

The Spring leg of Lorijo’s tour was highlighted by a month of smokin’
performances in-residence at Blue Heaven (Key West FL’s popular home
for live music and exotic
food, in historic Bahama Village, where
Ernest Hemingway once served as a boxing referee). “How remarkable is
she? Well, the nationally known and lauded guitarist/vocalist was once
credited with channeling Jimi Hendrix...” (Key West Citizen).

Lorijo’s AIRPLANE CD (2006, indie release/ Muddy Pause Music) achieved
its title by way of her roots. “I'm always reaching for higher and
higher altitudes,” she proclaims. One of her most popular set-list
numbers is AIRPLANE’S “Driving by Midnight” which has the feeling of
triumph that is a lot like Lorijo. (“Something lives in the dreaming/
Which I will never lose...”) She continues, “I don't believe in defeat.
You do the best you can, always, and you never give up.”

Empathy is another keyword for Lorijo, who writes all lyrics and music
of her songs, in which many of the characters are real. “If you don't
have empathy,” she says, “you can only write about yourself. The
stories of my ‘characters’ move me; I can enter their experiences,
relate them to my own, and feel the overlap.”

Lorijo’s songs are jettisoned by her unequivocal status as a premier
American guitarist. NY’s OutWords magazine started all the chatter:
"She makes magic through her music... channeling Jimi Hendrix through
her fingers... spectacular." When asked about the recurrent Hendrix
=0
Acomparisons, she shrugs and says, “I think it’s the kinetic
relationship we share with the guitar in live performance. I'm a
stronger guitar player than singer. Both are instruments, voice and
guitar, but the guitar responds to the stimulus that I give it --
whereas my vocals are influenced by emotions of the material, the
atmosphere, distractions in the room... a million factors.”

The tradition of artistic integrity flowed through Lorijo’s energetic
family, with strong artistic influence from her Grandparents and her
Mom. “They gave me my creative props, fueling my imagination at every
turn,” Lorijo emphasizes. And, she wasn’t the only artist nurtured in
that household. When Alex Haley transplanted from New York City, and
needed a place to stay in upstate New York, it was Lorijo’s family who
opened their home. As a result, “Roots” was written in a comfortable
setting.

Lorijo wrote several songs for her Grandfather, including “Seven Sea
Ships” (two versions, available on AIRPLANE and her previous NAKED CD).
“It’s one of those songs that felt channeled.” Lorijo reports. “I
wrote it years ago and thought it was corny. When he passed, I put it
on the set list. The response was incredible, so I kept it in
rotation. Playing this song is an experience of transcendence. Some
moments remove themselves fro
m the mundane and approach the divine -- I
call these ‘velvet scenes.’ That’s what this song represents.”

On “Seven Sea Ships,” she plays a Yamaha classical acoustic-electric.
Like Richie Havens, with whom she has shared the stage, an undeniable
“sound of freedom” emanates from Lorijo’s guitar. But, hers is a
younger, alternative style -- folk, funk and blues roots intact.

AIRPLANE opens with “Too Late, Angel” (alternate version on NAKED), a
la Carole King’s cathartic “It’s Too Late.” “I feel snarky when
performing it live!” Lorijo smiles. She employs a Yamaha plug-in,
recalling, “The second guitar I laid down later -- a Gibson Les Paul
electric. The cut is soulful; her vocals reflect controlled emotion.
Lorijo says soul music “is what happens when big voices step outside
the gospel church and go secular. Heartfelt, down to earth.”

Propelled by a truckin’ guitar/harmonica combo (Lorijo/Sal Carolei),
she gets due respect from a swampy rhythm section on “Past Dues”
(AIRPLANE). Her guitar work takes it to the greats. “I’m playing a
Fender strat on this strut. It has a don’t-mess-with-me attitude that
makes men cower and women sport wicked grins,” she laughs. “It’s
funkier in the present day rendition. The genesis of this song comes =0
D
from flipping a car and walking away with just a little blood on my
hands.” With a wink, she adds, “It's also about the music industry.”

Lorijo produced NAKED, and co-produced AIRPLANE with bassist Darrell
Briscoe, founder of New York’s Two Galleries recording studio, with
credits including Ari Hest, Paul McCartney, KRS-One and MTV.

An announcement of cross-country and California tour dates is
forthcoming, as well as the NPR markets and air dates. Stay tuned!

# # #

Background Notes:
Lorijo Manley studied theatre at Northwestern, creating the
University's first women's performance troupe, Astarte Mettle, which
garnered Lorijo a TIME MAGAZINE COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Over the
next decade, she logged 3,000 live music performances, between New York
and Chicago alone. Lorijo was an official performer at the Athlete's
Village, 1996 Olympic Games, Atlanta. In 1998, her vocals were
showcased in the Native American Music Awards theme music, on A&E. She
has numerous television and radio appearance credits, including WBAI,
New York City; WNUR and WGN, Chicago; WAMC/NPR, Albany; WUMB, Boston.
In 2003, she won an arts grant to help produce NAKED. She “owns”
Manhattan’s abundant, alternative club scene. You might catch her
occasional show in the subways... What? Lorijo is devoted to her
“markets,” from busking to touring in her vehicle, doubling as office

HQ.

KJPR Publicity & Artist Relations
Karen Johnson
(career clients... Etta James, U2, Ringo Starr, Taj Mahal, Dennis
Hopper,
Kim Wilson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tony Bennett, Andy Summers,
Keith Richards, Private Music, Warner Bros. Records,
Stony Plain Records, Musicians For Life... )

www.lorijomanley.com www.sonicbids.com/LorijoManley www.myspace.com/lorijomanley

Land's End - June 13, 2008

After an incredible winter performing in Key West, and after a hilarious and fulfilling east coast mini-tour, and after a few weeks home time filled with a few gigs and much laundry, I will be headed back to Provincetown to play music in July through mid-October. I will return to New York to play a few festivals in August, and then back to Provincetown (PTown). Thanks to everyone in Key West, FL, Virginia Beach, VA, Baltimore, MD, Deptford, NJ, Allentown, PA, Provincetown, MA, and New York for your hospitality and beautiful energy!

WUMB - Boston - September 26, 2007

Cool beans about Beantown! My music is about to be put into rotation on WUMB in Boston and on their 103 affiliates worldwide! Laney Goodman of Women in Music with Laney Goodman 91.9 FM asked to spin my CD's and there you have it!
I've put a link to her show in my links section. Thanks, Laney!
Peace

MySpace - February 17, 2007

Come join the party at my MySpace space!
www.myspace.com/lorijomanley
I've updated the music page here so that now you don't have to scroll. So you can stop calling me about that. You know who you are!

iTunes - January 29, 2007

You can now find my music at iTunes!

I Slept Through That Class! - January 14, 2007

...the one where they teach you how to point and click. I was too busy figuring out different ways to make a Cmaj7 chord. But since no lesson will go unlearned, I'm hacking away at this web-building process. Anyone have a twelve year-old they can lend me? There are clips in the music section - you just have to scroll down to get to them. Enjoy!

What a Journey!: Tribute to Learning Curves - January 8, 2007

Hello Everybody!
After too much much ado, here's my website in a skeletal form. I'll be adding the bells and whistles as soon as I learn how. Music streams coming, and pictures, and video someday. Meanwhile, have fun roaming around in here and feel free to give me a shout out. What's doing in your neck of the woods? Have any suggestions for this site? What would you like to see/hear? Visit back often for updates and such.
Blessings ~ Lorijo

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