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,
Fall ShowsOct 03, 2014
Writing to you from the capital of Leaf Peeping, and boy is there a lot to see this year. Feeling very grateful for our home here in VT as we continue our renovations surrounded by the most vibrant colors.
Certainly check the shows listing on my page for details about all fall shows; very excited to have a variety of gigs coming up over the next few months...some solo, some with my fun new cover band, The Tricksters, and some with the incredible-as-always Gregory Douglass.
Love and Leaves in New England,
September ShowsSep 02, 2014
Love love love this time of year...warm days and chilly nights (at least here in VT). September is the new January, or so they say; it's a great time for renewal and reflection as we get ready to hunker down and cuddle up for the fall and winter. It's also a great time to drive around this beautiful Green (slowly turning Multi-Colored) Mountain State to play music.
I'm always thrilled to be a part of the Gregory Douglass Trio, and it's even better when we can sing for a great cause. Outright VT builds safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, and Shelburne Vineyards will donate a portion of the night's proceeds toward this wonderful organization. Come join us on Thursday September 4 at 6pm (but you can start your picnic at 5:30); it's free!
On Friday September 5, I'll be playing solo at the new Jericho Cafe & Tavern. The only thing I love just as much as good music is good food, and it looks like this farm-to-table spot is doing it right and producing honest, locally-based cuisine. Yum. Come enjoy the eats and sounds from 7:30 to 10pm.
I'll also be back with The Tricksters at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, NH on Friday September 12. The response to our first few gigs has been pretty great. If you'd like to hear us rock some hits from the last 30 years...you won't be disappointed!
To finish out the month, I'll be at the Common Man Restaurant in Claremont, NH on September 28 from 5-8pm. If the weather is right, I just might get one more day playing on their patio by the waterfall!
3 Shows This Weekend!Jul 30, 2014
Just a quick note to tell you about my 3 shows this weekend!
Friday August 1st will be the debut of a new cover band that I'm in called The Tricksters. I'm thrilled to be one of three lead singers in this band, covering so many of our favorite songs from the 80s to today. This will be a fun night at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, NH from 9pm-midnight!
Saturday August 2nd I'll be with the Gregory Douglass Trio on the concert lawn at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, VT. Surrounded by 1000 acres of organic farmland on the shores of Lake Champlain, ASIG boasts one of VT's most stunning views. The Gregory Douglass Trio includes G-Doug himself on piano and vocals, Yo-Yo Mo(nique Citro) on cello and yours truly on vocals. We'll be opening for the amazing, Austin-based alt-rock band, Alpha Rev.
Sunday August 3rd I am back at The Common Man Restaurant in Claremont, NH, serenading the patio with original and cover songs, just me and my guitar. If you've never sat outside there while the Sugar River rushes past, it's wonderful. I play from 5-8pm.
And that's just this weekend...check my shows listing for gigs throughout the rest of the summer.
Flip-flops and lobster rolls,
Tonight's Show is now TOMORROW'S Show!!Jul 16, 2014
Just a quick update that my gig at Colburn Park in Lebanon, NH opening for the wonderful Momentum Theatre Troupe has been moved to TOMORROW (Thursday), July 17th. I'll be playing at 7pm and "A Juliet and Her Romeo" (an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic) goes on at 8pm. Bonus: Both shows are FREE and The Lebanon Farmers' Market will be showcasing local goodies too, so come set up a blanket and settle in for a gorgeous night of local talent!
See you then!
Lisa P Summer Shows!Jul 12, 2014
My goodness, what a beautiful time of year. I'm so grateful for long days and living on a river that sparkles and shines and brings so much life to its banks (yes, even the geese that poop on the lawn). I'm also grateful for some fabulous shows coming up that celebrate VT summer in all its glory.
Wednesday July 16th at 7pm - Lisa P Solo at Colburn Park - Lebanon, NH
I will be opening for Momentum Theater Troupe's Mobile Theater Truck and their production of "A Juliet and Her Romeo," an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Bring a blanket and a picnic to Lebanon's Colburn Park and settle in for a night of great music and theater.
Saturday August 2 at 6pm - With the Gregory Douglass Trio at ASIG - Shelburne, VT
Surrounded by 1000 acres of organic farmland on the shores of Lake Champlain, the concert lawn at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering boasts one of VT's most stunning views. I'm thrilled to be performing with the Gregory Douglass Trio which includes G-Doug himself on piano and vocals, Yo-Yo Mo(nique Citro) on cello and yours truly on vocals. We'll be opening for the amazing, Austin-based alt-rock band, Alpha Rev.
Friday August 8 at 4pm - With the Gregory Douglass Trio at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival - Burlington, VT
I'm thrilled to return to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival this year with the Gregory Douglass Trio. If you've never experienced the beauty of the Burlington Waterfront, it's definitely worth the trip, especially when great music and delicious local food vendors are involved.
Saturday August 23 at 3pm - With The Tricksters at the Longtrail 25th Anniversary Bash - Bridgewater, VT
For the past few months, some dear friends and I have been working on a cover band project that we will debut this summer called "The Tricksters." Check my SHOWS for other dates at local pubs, etc, but we're especially excited about the Longtrail 25th Anniversary Bash. We'll be sharing the stage with other great VT aritsts: The Lugo Band, Brett Hughes' Bluegrass Outfit, and Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band.
Hope to see you out there this summer!
Lisa P June 1 with Mia DysonMay 29, 2014
Thrilled to announce that I'll be opening for the lovely and fiercely talented Mia Dyson at one of my favorite venues in New England this Sunday June 1 at 7pm. Three Pork Hill is a converted grange hall in Ossipee, NH that hosts shows and focuses on education and advocacy in their beautiful historic space. If you are in or near the Lake Winnipesaukee area, please find more information about the show HERE and come join us in a wonderful community gathering place.
I'm also excited to share more news about my recent time back in the studio at Lane Gibson Recording & Mastering. Glory Reinstein, of Bluebird Promotions, has been working hard to get my music heard, as well as the music of other Vermont artists. Think how awesome it would be if you heard a song by me in a TV show or movie, or an advertisement, and you knew you had something to do with it. Glory just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance a new music compilation project with 14+ tracks by VT artists (including a new song by me) that will be "shopped" into the hands of TV/Film music supervisors as well as other music industry folks. Please consider pledging. We've got some great rewards/incentives for your pledge, and every little bit helps. Go to THIS LINK to find out more and make your pledge today!
As always, thank you for your support.
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry NH) with Chad PerroneMay 13, 2014
Spring is in bloom and it's time for Chad Perrone's annual extravaganza at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH. I'm thrilled to report that not only will I be joining Chad for some of his songs...I will also be opening the show. Tupelo is the BEST kind of venue - one where people truly listen. May 23rd...tickets are going fast, get yours HERE, now.
More news to come soon.
APRIL 16 with Gregory Douglass, and more!Apr 15, 2014
Happy Spring, friends. I defended Winter for most of the season; we New Englanders should know what we're in for, but she was beginning to wear out her welcome. Now it's time for thawing out, getting out and making music.
So thrilled to be joining Gregory Douglass for a FREE show at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center with the lovely Monique Citro on cello and some other wonderful Burlington artists. For more info, click HERE. I'll also be in Burlington next week to do a little recording (stay tuned for more info on that) and to stop by Gregory Douglass' home studio to be a special guest on his Thursday Night Live Webcast series with Mo. Tune in to hear us do some old favorites together, and feel free to send in your requests!
I'm also thrilled to be heading down to Tarrytown, NY in a few weeks for a wonderful "house" concert series hosted by some wonderful ladies. Tarrytown Tunes is a series that is committed to building a community with music. This series has outgrown Suzie Roscio's home, but once upon a time
Gregory Douglass and I played in her living room. Join me for a solo show in an intimate venue. For more information and to make reservations, click HERE.
Lots more great news to come.
Till next time,
LISA P - NOVEMBER 30 in BURLINGTON VTNov 15, 2013
Just a quick note to tell you I'll be performing November 30 in Burlington, VT at the wonderful Flynn Space, which sits directly below the Flynn Center Mainstage on Main Street. I'll be teaming up with some great artists that night to celebrate the birthday of Glory Reinstein, queen of Bluebird Promotions. In true selfless Glory fashion, she has made the night about supporting her indie artists and the event will be a fundraiser for an upcoming VT artists' compilation called Green Mountain Magic. I'm thrilled to be sharing the stage that night with my good buddies Gregory Douglass and Pat Cupples (of Hotels and Highways, of course). Joshua Glass, Amber deLaurentis, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Steve Hartmann and Aaron Flinn (just to name a few) will all be on hand for this VT artistravaganza! Get your tickets NOW!!
See you there,