Lalah Simcoe was born Judith Fine in Los Angeles and composed
her first song, a march, at age 9. A future recording
how little Judy - from Studio City - Became Lalah from
Lalah played acoustic guitar and sang traditional folk
songs in the L.A. area in the 60's and became a member
of the 5-woman New York-based group The Womenfolk. She
later returned to California, continuing to write songs
and performing occasionally while raising two children
and pursuing interests in natural foods, alternative education,
eastern and western spirituality and human nature. In
1985 Lalah's family moved to Charlottesville, VA where
she and her husband Jim Simcoe are co-owners, with new partner (old manager) Chrissy Benninger, of the Bluegrass Grill & Bakery.
Lalah's daughter Joia is also an accomplished singer-songwriter.
Her CD, Joia Wood Live from the Gravity Lounge, contains
a bit of backup by her mother. Joia and her husband, professor and artist Eric
Caldwell, live in Charlottesville, where she is the Director of Operations at the
Virginia Discovery Museum.
You can meet Joia at www.myspace.com/joiawoodmusic.
Son, the male offspring of the Simcoes, is handsome beyond belief and a
highly skilled professional. Known for his discovery that things tend
to be more the way they are at the present time than they were
previously, he lives at his residence and is employed
at his place of business.
Lalah has practiced yoga meditation for over 30 years.
She is certified as a psychic counselor by the American
Association of Professional Psychics.
here to read Lalah's comments on Lightspeed: the Story-Songs
of J. Lalah Simcoe