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Lisa Bastoni’s new album, How We Want to Live (Sept. 20, 2019) chronicles life changes, including songs about the dissolution of her marriage and learning to live a new normal — but more than anything, it finds the songwriter diving deeper into the life she craves. Throughout the album’s ten tracks, themes wind from romantic relationships to those with her children, parents, and friends — weaved throughout, are her hopes for herself and the world around her. How We Want to Live, produced by award-winning songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples, features guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Lula Wiles and Naomi Sommers. A 2019 Kerrville New Folk Winner, Lisa Bastoni has shared the stage with Lori McKenna, Little Big Town, Arlo Guthrie, Regina Spektor, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson, and many more. Following a ten-year break from music, Lisa Bastoni’s album The Wishing Hour (2017), produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter Felix McTeigue, was recorded in the kids’ playroom in the wee hours of the night. It debuted as number one most-played on Boston’s WUMB and led to a number of songwriting awards and an active performance schedule. “Americana of the highest order…along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin.” (Maverick-UK).
With a perspective equally influenced by her Texas roots and her Cape Cod home, Americana singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio has emerged as one of the finest talents in the East Coast music scene. Monica released her debut album, aptly named Washashore Cowgirl, in 2016; where it was Monica’s solo introduction after a decade in the trio Tripping Lily, Sunshine is Free is her expansion — after time spent on the road, she realized it was time for her to start collaborating again and recorded the album in Nashville with producer Michael Rinne and a stacked lineup of guest musicians. Throughout the eleven tracks on Sunshine Is Free, Monica appreciates the little things in life and looks for silver linings where necessary. It’s clear she has a keen ability to connect; her songs are often autobiographical but delivered through a fictional approach that aids in creating a universal experience for the listener — whether it’s expressed using her trademark sense of humor or with such striking honesty that the pain in her voice is tangible.
Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest “All My Heroes Are Ghosts,” released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies touches on a lot of what might be on your mind these days – from the loss of so many musical heroes to our collective anxieties on “All On Fire,” and more.. The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own musical heroes – The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle’s lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Danielle M and The Glory Junkies were nominated for a 2018 Boston Music Award for “Blues Artist of the Year” and Danielle is nominated for 2019 New England Music Award for Roots Act of the Year and Female Performer of the Year.