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    The Smooth Sounds of Rosi Golan

    Singer-songwriter Rosi Golan has one of the most distinct, beautiful and soothing voices that would make any listener easily fall in love.

    She was born in Israel, but moved several times through her childhood. While living in Los Angeles at the age of nine she’ attended acting and singing lessons and learned to lay the piano.

    At the young age of 19 Golan decided to pick up her first guitar and start singing. Only six weeks later she was ready to perform at her first open mic and has been performing ever since.

    Golan has worked with such acclaimed producers and writers as Tim Gordine, Richard Lob, Marc Swersky, Boots and Jeff Cohen throughout her career. She’s collaborated with singer/songwriter Jamie Hartman from Ben’s Brother, whos single ‘Let Me Out’ was featured on an episode of ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’

    Her song ‘Been a Long Day’ was featured on the television show ‘One Tree Hill.’ Television shows ‘Ghost Whisperer’ and ‘Private Practice’ have featured other of Golan’s music. Golan was even the winner of the first ASCAP Robert Allen Award for songwriting excellence, for which she performed at Lincoln Center.

    Currently Golan is in California performing at House Concerts until October. While on tour she plays in living rooms and clubs that hold 40 to 75 people. She will end the tour in Indiana. Her CD is titled ‘Rosi Golan: The Drifter and the Gypsy,’ and it is done rightly so. Golan never seems to be settled in one place for a long time, moving around from’ Germany to Paris.

    While in Florida she took some time from her travels’ to speak with the Statesman about her life and music.

    Statesman: What was your life like before your CD was released and fans discovered your music?

    Rosi Golan: I was really just waiting tables, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. The whole thing is just a really slow process and it takes a lot of time.

    SM: From age range to how they react when they see you, how would you describe your fan base?

    RG: My music reaches out to all ages since One Tree Hill is for a younger audience, while Ghost Whisperer and Private Practice are more for adults.

    I’ve been getting these incredible letters from my fans about their experiences with my music. Through my House Concert Tour I’m learning how great they are because people are throwing us parties and in Texas I know that fans are having barbeques for us as well.

    SM: Is there any particular song that you’ve written that you’re most attached to?

    RG: I have a different experience with every single one of them. It’s like having kids where you can never really choose, but I think I do have one that I’m most attached to and that’s ‘Yesteryear’.

    SM: What genre of music are you into right now?

    RG: I’ve always been into the singers/songwriters genre because I’m a huge lyric person.

    SM: Are you currently working on your next album?

    RG: I’m working on putting an EP together to put out in February. I’ve got a couple songs that weren’t released from my past record and a few extras that I want to keep acoustic. I’m also working on my next album which I’ll probably record later next year. I’m also working on a project with another artist, Ari Heft, which we will announce pretty soon.
    SM: What other artists have you been excited to work with?

    RG: I worked with William Fitzsimmons on my past record and it was such an honor. I also worked with Greg Lazwell and he’s an amazing performer. When we did shows together I watched his performance every night and never got tired of it.

    SM: Do you have any bad habits?

    RG: (laughing) Is eating chocolate a bad habit?

    Golan is a fantastic and talented artist and if we demand her, she will come and play for Stony Brook. You can discover more about Golan and her music at or

    Julian Velard and Joshua Radin are also interested in performing here so spread the word! Demand them and we can enjoy great concerts.’

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