I was taken & hidden from my biological father (US Navy Pilot, Stan Wilbur Bolton Oakland, CA (1920-1976) by my mom
when I was only a year old because he suffered from a severe case of PTSD... When I was five my mom remarried and my name was changed from Barbara Layne Bolton to Barbara Layne Edenholm. After that I wasn't able to trace any record of my biological Father until 1980 - four years AFTER he was said to have passed away. I had a breakdown when I heard of his death, and had to resign from the teaching credential
program I was working on at the time. Since then I have been totally lost to most of my former friends and my former
husband (David Talmage). I wandered lost & alone many years; conceived and lost custody of three children (I was determined to either
reconcile my former marriage or stay single (neither of which I was able to accomplish...) I still would like to find & meet any friends of my biological father
or people who might have been related to him. I don't know if Michael Bolton is in any way related; but the one legitimate talent
I still have in musical composition: I have written a lot of songs (including four Rock/Musical Symphonies) and have produced
one CD collection of my music which I sent to Michael's former manager - Louis Levin - before he passed away. I tried to meet Mr. Bolton
during a meet & greet after his performance in Jackson, CA (in 2006?) but at the last minute I was refused & told they were only
allowing people of American Indian heritage back stage because there wasn't enough room for all the people who had received a
Rose at the beginning of the concert...!? I'm still to ill to travel very far alone, but I'm also still hoping
Michael might take a listen to my music and let me know if it's anything he might be willing to perform; and/or if he might help
me do a "Cross-Country; Adopt-An-American Outcast; Reconciliation/Reunion Concert Tour"
I have envisioned doing for the past 20 years. (At the end of every concert all the people with a room to share & all the homeless people
sould be invited to do a "meet & greet" in hopes of reducing the number of homeless people "out there".... I hear he's going to be in Modesto on May 5th and I live only an hour east of there. I don't know if I can afford a ticket ( or even be able to make it there if I did! )
but I'd like it if he could at least listen and "see" if he could help promote any of my music.... Anyway, I hope you will enjoy Modesto - it's said to have received many improvements in the past few years. God Bless & defend us.Barbara Layne Edenholm-Bolton (209) 532-5504.