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Happy New Year! Calling all Bay Area Friends!

Jan 07, 2016

Hello and Happy New Year to all,

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your holidays and have started this new year with joy and love. I was grateful to have an extra special New Year's Eve in Burlington VT with Gregory Douglass and the full band, which included my husband Seth Barbiero on bass and my brother TJ Piccirillo on guitar. Gregory will be releasing his gorgeous new record, "My Hero, The Enemy," in the spring, and it was amazing to play the album in its entirety. We rocked the Flynn Center Mainstage, and then celebrated in true First Night Burlington style, ending the night with fireworks on Lake Champlain!

The best part is...the celebration continues! We get to do this big pre-release show again in San Francisco. If you live in the Bay Area and like music (or if you have friends in the Bay Area that like music)...and if there was ONE show you were going to come to (or tell your music-loving friends to come to), this is it. The full band will be even fuller (9-pieces), and the whole shebang will be filmed so that Gregory can release a visual companion to his record later this year. Please come be a part of the excitement! We appreciate your support in getting the word out about this show.

Gregory Douglass West Coast Full-Band Album Pre-Release Show!
The Chapel @ 7pm - with special guests Eric Himan and Jeff Campbell

777 Valencia Street between 18th St. and 19th St., San Francisco, CA
The Chapel: (415) 551-5157
Tickets: (All Ages) GA $15 adv / $20 doors - BUY HERE

Really hope to see you there.

Much love to you all,
Lisa P

Gregory Douglass Band Shows in Burlington and San Francisco

Dec 09, 2015

Hello Friends,

Hope you're all enjoying this holiday season. Here in VT it's been unseasonably warm, but there will be plenty of time for some snow.

I'm so thrilled to tell you about 2 BIG SHOWS I have coming up with none other than my insanely talented vocal soulmate, Gregory Douglass. Gregory will be releasing his latest full-length record, "My Hero, The Enemy," to the public this spring, but there are two chances this winter to come see the FULL BAND perform the album in its entirety and get your advance copy. In my opinion (and I've been a fan of his music for 13 years), this record provides the richest landscape yet for Gregory's inimitable vocals. If you're a long-time fan, prepare to be floored by the luscious arrangements...and if you've heard me mention him all these years but haven't checked him out yet, now is the time. I'm also immensely proud of my vocal contributions to this record, and so grateful to be performing with such an amazing group of musicians, including my husband Seth Barbiero on bass, my brother TJ Piccirillo on guitar, and dear friend Monique Citro on cello (aka YoYo Mo).

Gregory Douglass East Coast Full-Band Album Pre-Release Show!
Flynn Center Main Stage @ 3:00-4:30pm (All Ages)

153 Main St., Burlington, VT
First Night Box Office: (802) 863-6005
Admission with First Night Button - BUY HERE
Entire First Night Schedule - SEE HERE

First Night Burlington is an incredible event for the whole family. The whole city comes alive with endless entertainment and we are thrilled to be performing on the Main Stage at the Flynn Center.

Gregory Douglass West Coast Full-Band Album Pre-Release Show!
The Chapel @ 7pm - with Eric Himan and special guests (All Ages)

777 Valencia Street between 18th St. and 19th St., San Francisco, CA
The Chapel: (415) 551-5157
Tickets: GA $15 adv / $20 doors - BUY HERE

Eric Hanson presents a night of independent music at this fabulous San Francisco venue. If you have friends in the Bay Area, spread the word so we can have a packed house to rock. A film crew will also be on hand to document this special night, so don't miss your chance to be part of the experience!!

We would love to see you at one of these incredible (and very rare) full-band shows. If you can't make it, tell a friend, and have them tell us you sent them! Independent music is fueled by word-of-mouth support, so every new friend of yours that becomes a friend of ours means the world.

I am so grateful for your continued support. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season, and a New Year filled with love and light.

~Lisa P

Mob of Angels Show Friday in WRJ

Sep 09, 2015

Hi Friends,

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 (Women’s 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,
Lisa P

Opening for Chad Perrone

Aug 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.

Lisa P

Bittersweet End of Summer

Aug 21, 2015

Hello Friends,

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

Breakwater Tavern in Burlington, VT

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

Lisa P Summer Shows

Jul 08, 2015

Dearest Friends,

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!

Lisa P

April Shows

Apr 03, 2015

Hi Friends,

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 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 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,
Lisa P

New Tune and Songwriters Showcase

Mar 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.

Happy Almost-Spring,
Lisa P

This Friday in Boston with Chad Perrone, Next Friday in Burlington with Gregory Douglass

Feb 19, 2015

Hi Friends,

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!

Lisa P

Featured on Women of Substance Radio Podcast

Jan 29, 2015

Hi Friends,

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.

Big Thanks!

Lisa P
(Honorary Woman of Substance)

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