Mob of Angels Show Friday in WRJSep 09, 2015
Hope you're enjoying these fabulous last days of summery weather, with crisp mornings and warm days. I wanted to wish you a happy September and remind you about a few shows this weekend.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 7pm - Mob of Angels @ Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT
I'm so thrilled to be a part of this lady-fest concert at the beautiful Briggs Opera House (former home of Northern Stage). I'll be sharing the stage with some very talented local ladies: Senayit and Ida Mae Specker as well as some up and coming artists and special guests. A portion of ticket sales will go to benefit WISE (Womens Information Service Inc.), a local non-profit that provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, so get yours ahead of time HERE. Oh, and it's BYOB!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 9pm - The Tricksters @ Windsor Station Pub in Windsor, VT
Don't miss a chance to dance the night away to all your favorite pop/rock tunes from the 80s and 90s through today. Have an awesome meal at the Windsor Station Pub and then listen to us rock from 9pm to midnight.
Hope to see you there,
Opening for Chad PerroneAug 27, 2015
Well I was just going to be an audience member this time (perhaps with a cameo appearance for some harmony), but as fate would have it, Chad Perrone needs an opener for his show at Tupelo Music Hall this Saturday, August 29. Naturally, I was happy to oblige. I love singing with Chad, and his cohorts Dennis Carroll and Steve Belleville.
Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH is a true listening room, a wonderful venue always filled with the kindest and most supportive fans. Tickets are still available, but get yours fast....HERE.
Bittersweet End of SummerAug 21, 2015
Time has flown this beautiful summer. I've come to value summer so much more since moving here to VT, as our winters so long and trying. These sunny days are precious and few. One morning soon, we will wake up and fall will be pushing its way into our lives again (though it is welcome with its cool night breezes and cider donuts). Just a few summer shows remain before it's sweater weather. Come on out to celebrate the end of summer!
If you're looking to soak in some soothing tunes, and be serenaded by this gal with a guitar, I have some solo shows coming up that I'm very excited about. On September 1, I'll be playing the Acoustic Stage (Koffee Kup Stage) at the Champlain Valley Fair. You'll have 3 chances to see me: 11am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm. I will also be in search of the best fried dough at the fair, and any recommendations are welcome. ;-)
On September 11, I'll be playing a little closer to my home, at the beautiful Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. This will be a showcase of some very talented ladies, and I'm honored to be among them. I'll be sharing the stage with Senayit and Ida Mae Specker as well as some up and coming artists and special guests. To learn more about the show and get your tickets now, see our event page HERE.
If you're looking to dance your face off, our cover band, The Tricksters, will be playing your favorite pop/rock tunes (dating all the way back to the amazing 80s) around the Upper Valley and in Burlington!
TONIGHT AUGUST 21, 9pm-midnight
Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland, VT
THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 6-9pm
Breakwater Tavern in Burlington, VT
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 7-10pm
Champlain Valley Fair Beer Tent
Essex Junction, VT (21+)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 9pm-midnight
Windsor Station Pub in Windsor, VT
Hope to see you somewhere soon,
Lisa P Summer ShowsJul 08, 2015
Though I can't really believe that it's already July, I think I know where the time went this summer. Last month, I got to marry my favorite person (and my favorite bass player), Seth Barbiero. We were so fortunate to be blessed with the most perfect Sunday in June, filled with sunshine and fresh air, and SO much love from all around us. People say that your wedding is the best day of your life, but there's no way to fully comprehend that until it arrives. The overwhelming love and support from our family and friends was mind-blowing. Hooray for love.
And hooray for music! As many of you know, Seth and I are in a cover band together called The Tricksters, with our dear friends Lane Gibson Jr, Trevor Jewett and Spencer Bladyka. We will rock your faces off with your favorite tunes from the 80s to today. We've been entertaining VT and NH, so check out my upcoming dates for details.
I also have several solo dates coming up, including a few sets on the Acoustic Stage at the Champlain Valley Fair (times TBA). Scroll down for the TOUR DATES on the right side of this page for more details.
Wishing you the best summer filled with BBQs and canoe rides and swimming and relaxation!
April ShowsApr 03, 2015
So glad spring is springing and grass is showing. I have some great April shows coming up, including lots of shows with The Tricksters.
Saturday April 11, I've been invited by the Vermont Society of Modern Psychoanalysis to be their guest for an afternoon luncheon and salon regarding music and the emotions it evokes. How does music make us feel...as writers? as listeners? as performers? as audience members? I'll be performing a short set and then participating in a discussion. This all takes place from 11:30-3:00 at the Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction. Please email Bonnie Irwin at email@example.com for reservations.
That weekend (and the one after) is also filled with Tricksters shows. The Tricksters is a fun pop-rock cover band I'm in with Seth Barbiero, Trevor Jewett, Lane Gibson Jr, and Spencer Bladyka. With 3 lead singers and killer instrumentalists, we keep the audience dancing to and nostalgic for their favorite tunes from the 80s through today.
You can see us:
Friday April 10 / 9-12 / Salt Hill Pub, Newport, NH
Saturday April 11 / 9-12 / Windsor Station, Windsor, VT
Friday April 17 / 9-12 / Salt Hill Pub, Hanover, NH
Saturday April 18 / 9-12 / The Shanty, Sunapee, NH
Hope to see you soon,
New Tune and Songwriters ShowcaseMar 06, 2015
Hard to believe that this time 4 years ago, Hotels & Highways was out pounding the pavement, touring the country as we released our debut record, Lost River. We had innumerable awesome experiences, but one of our very favorites was the honor of stopping by Joe Pisapia's studio in Nashville. Joe is an amazingly talented human who has toured with and written/produced for k.d. lang, Ben Folds, and Guster (to name a few). He is also a super nice guy. Well, late one Nashville night, he not only gave us a tour of his phenomenal studio, but invited us to crowd around a single microphone and sing some rowdy background vocals for a song on a solo album he was working on. The wait is over; his album, "Nightvision," will be released March 19, but you can hear the track we sang on NOW. Head over to Joe's Bandcamp to listen to "Burned Out." Stream it, buy it, love it, share it. Oh, and take note of the gorgeous artwork by our dear friend Sam Smith, who also co-produced the record.
In other news this month, I'm super psyched to be playing a local Songwriters Showcase in Pomfret VT next Friday, March 13. The Artistree Community Arts Center is a true gem in the Upper Valley and is constantly bettering our community with art of all kinds. Hosted by my dear friend Jim Yeager, this will be an intimate night of original music in a true listening room with songwriters Matt Seiple, Billy Sharff, and yours truly from 6:30-9pm (with just a $5 suggested donation). We would love to see you there.
This Friday in Boston with Chad Perrone, Next Friday in Burlington with Gregory DouglassFeb 19, 2015
Well, sure is February, especially here in VT. I don't think we have enough snow here though, so I'm going to Boston tomorrow. So thrilled to be opening for my dear friend Chad Perrone TOMORROW (2/20) at the always-amazing Club Passim. This true listening room in Cambridge is a staple of the Boston music scene. Please join us (there are still TICKETS left) for a night of laughter, harmony and warming up from the cold. I'll be opening the show and singing plenty with Chad as well.
Then next Friday (2/27), it will be a bittersweet night of saying goodbye to Gregory Douglass before he heads to the West Coast. So happy for my dear friend as he takes this leap, yet very sad to put distance between our hearts and voices. Gotta love a good excuse to go visit California, though - please remind me of this next February. Join us as we bid a fond farewell to Greg and his wonderful husband Glen. Gregory's All-Star Girl Band (featuring Monique Citro, Jane Boxall and yours truly) and The Glass Project (featuring Joshua Glass) will play from 8-10, followed by a good old-fashioned party. Come join us at Higher Ground in the Showcase Lounge.
That's all for now. Stay warm!
Featured on Women of Substance Radio PodcastJan 29, 2015
Just a quick note to share a little good news.
I am one of the lucky indie ladies featured on this week's Women of Substance Radio Podcast. Bree Noble and her awesome online station do such a great job introducing up-and-coming "women of substance" by playing them right alongside the most famous and wonderful ladies we already love. The accompanying podcast showcases some kick-ass women and this week, I'm one of them!
Click HERE to download today's episode; you can hear my latest song "Tell Her" right at the top of the show, giving mention to two of my inspirations, Edie Carey and October Project. I'm very grateful for this opportunity; share the love with this LINK.
Click HERE to download "Tell Her" for your very own, as a single or as part of the VT Indie Compilation "Twists & Bends" on Mallett's Bay Records.
(Honorary Woman of Substance)
Here's to a New Year of Music and LoveJan 19, 2015
I hope the first few weeks of 2015 have treated you well. I want to thank you on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day for supporting my endeavors as an artist sharing my voice with you. May we all be allowed the freedom to speak and live our truths.
2015 is sure to be a wonderful year. I am thrilled to be marrying my best friend, Seth Barbiero, in June; you may know him for his bass-playing talents on my record, or with one of his many bands in and around VT (like The Tricksters, Justin Levinson & The Valcours, Frydaddy, Given, or The Gregory Douglass Band, which is how we met). I'm so grateful to be embarking on many many years of making music with this guy.
This Friday, I'm psyched to return to the Jericho Cafe & Tavern which is owned and operated by fellow Skidmore alumn, Bridget Dorman and her husband Chris. The food there is seriously delicious and is prepared and presented with the utmost care. I love that they feature as many local ingredients as possible and local musicians too! I'll be playing from about 7:30-9:30, so come in and treat yourself to a nice meal (I know I will).
Always check the Tour Dates area of this page (lower right) for detailed show info and look out for local dates in VT/NH solo, with Gregory Douglass or with The Tricksters!
Much love and gratitude,
VT Artist Compilation CD Release at Higher GroundNov 17, 2014
Woke up here this morning to the first snowfall, just a light dusting to barely cover the ground and rest on the branches. With the start of the holiday season upon us, I'm looking forward to a few gigs this week, one of which is a true celebration.
For a few years now, I've been lucky enough to be represented by Glory Douglass Reinstein of Mallett's Bay Music, who pitches the music of indie artists for film/tv licensing opportunities as well as for radio promotion. She works tirelessly for her artists, most of whom live and play in Vermont, and this year she put together a fabulous compilation of these artists called Twists & Bends. It was a blast to get back to Lane Gibson Recording & Mastering (where I made "Momentum") to record a previously unreleased tune of mine called "Tell Her," as well as to lend my harmonies to tracks by Gregory Douglass and Patrick Fitzsimmons. I'm proud to be Track 1 on this compilation and in the company of so many talented VT artists.
Tomorrow night (November 18th at 7:30pm) we will celebrate the release of Twists & Bends with a concert that showcases all of the artists on the record and a killer house band led by the record's producer: the super talented Colin McCaffrey. The record won't be released until tomorrow, but you can download my song RIGHT NOW as the album's "instant gratification track." Click HERE to get "Tell Her" on iTunes. Click HERE to get tickets for the CD Release show at Higher Ground in South Burlington.
I'll also be playing this weekend at a fabulous getaway up north in Jay Peak called "The Inn." Come enjoy some dinner music with me on guitar and vocals and Seth Barbiero on bass. Details below under the Tour Dates column.
Be well and Happy Early Thanksgiving,