Considered “one of the most promising youngsters on the circuit,” (SevenDays VT) Lisa Piccirillo is a Vermont-based singer/songwriter whose compositions chronicle poignant observations with honesty and grace.
The first release from Northeast artist collective, The Co-Op, Lisa's debut solo record, “Momentum” (2008), was produced and co-written by nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, Erin “Syd" Sidney, who approached fellow songwriter Patrick Thomas Cupples to play on and help arrange a few songs for the full length. The result is a satisfying blend of folk and pop which allows the r&b tendencies and technical intricacies of Lisa’s vocals to truly shine through, revealing a range of influences that include Deb Talan (The Weepies), Sarah McLachlan, and Mariah Carey. Her compelling writing provides a solid foundation for her hypnotic voice, which has drawn comparisons to powerhouse vocalists from Patty Griffin to Christina Aguilera.
Teaming up again in September of 2010, Lisa, Syd, and Patrick Thomas quietly and gracefully transformed into a band called Hotels & Highways when the three Co-Op co-founders met at a lakeside cabin in New York to fulfill a mutual, career-long dream of living together while recording an album. Released in March 2011 and supported by a fan-funded 6-week national tour, Hotels & Highways' cabin-grown debut, “Lost River," was named an Amazon.com Editor's Pick for 2011 and climbed up the Roots Radio charts.
Lisa has performed in legendary venues across the country such as Saratoga Springs’ Caffè Lena, Boston’s Club Passim, as well as the Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End in New York City. In addition, Lisa has toured with Gregory Douglass, and shared the stage with October Project, Chad Perrone, Rose Cousins, Edie Carey, and Peter Mulvey.
“...one of the most promising youngsters on the circuit." - Seven Days, VT
“[Lisa's] voice has this crystal clear tone...like cold water." - Jane Lindholm, Vermont Public Radio
“..a beautifully crafted record that provides ample opportunity for Ms. Piccirillo to show off her versatile voice." - Julie Weisberg, Greenwich Post
“...a vocal powerhouse, she defines vocal perfection the moment she opens her mouth. Evoking the passion of Sarah McLachlan and techniques of Patty Griffin & Christina Aguilera, Lisa's got it all..." - Gregory Douglass, singer/songwriter
“Lisa's music soars! What a marvelous voice! Without a doubt, Lisa has all the gifts of a country superstar, comparable to any female artist of notoriety. The CD 'Momentum' combines intensely beautiful harmonies with intricate melodies and arrangements that weave their way into your heart." - Douglas Newsome, BBS Radio
“[Lisa] has a rich, smooth, sensual voice and a well-grounded, mature lyrical sensibility...right at home in your playlist alongside the likes of Deb Talan, Patty Griffin, and Edie Carey." - Eric Hanson, Independent Music Discoveries