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,
Hotels & Highways Fall TourSep 24, 2013
Three years ago, in a cabin on a lake, three friends came together. Some days spent swimming and singing, others spent bundled and writing, a band was born as fall set in.
Once upon a time, fall meant backpacks and new sneakers, cider and sweaters. For a time, for me, it meant classroom rules and lesson plans. But nothing beats the feeling of piling into a minivan with your best friends in the world to go play songs you wrote with those friends for the most loving listeners a gal could ask for.
Well it's that time again, and Hotels & Highways is hitting the road in the place where fall is king, New England. We can't wait to get back to Three Pork Hill, a beautiful converted grange hall in Ossipee, NH. This house concert and true community gathering on October 2 is open to the public and is not to be missed if you're in the Winnipesaukee area. Then it's back to Bates College in Lewiston, ME October 3 for their one-of-a-kind college listening room series. October 4 brings us to our Boston home away from home, the Lizard Lounge, with a very special guest. Gregory Douglass will share the night with us, and there will be plenty of juicy collaboration. We'll end our mini tour on October 5 at one of our favorite venues, Pierce's Inn. Come share this amazing house concert experience with us; BYOB and join in the bonfire and the essence of fall. It will be winter before we know it.
We can't wait to see your faces again, and eat cider donuts.
Shows with FriendsAug 02, 2013
Hope summer is treating you well. I have been able to sneak away and find moments of summer calm amongst a busy schedule and ongoing home renovations; it's amazing what two days camping or even an hour by the river will do for your soul.
I'm happy to announce some upcoming shows for the end of the summer, some solo and some with great friends like Justin Levinson and Gregory Douglass. In addition to several appearances at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, I'm especially excited for my show with Gregory at the gorgeous Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, VT. As you have learned over the years, I absolutely love harmonizing; I'm always up for the challenge of matching great vocalists and aiming to a achieve a "one-voice" sound. A listener once likened the pairing of Gregory's voice and mine to the age-old combination of peanut butter and jelly...a compliment of the highest order, and one I do not take lightly! Don't miss these upcoming opportunities to witness vocal PB&J.
There are also some Hotels & Highways shows on the horizon, to be announced very soon! Stay tuned, and keep an eye on this page for show details.
New Hotels & Highways music to be had...for free.Aug 08, 2012
Summer has a funny way of slyly disappearing before our sun-glassed eyes. Maybe it's old time, flying by while we're having fun in the sun...but any way you slice it, it's August, "Back-to-School" displays are up, and there are even some leaves changing.
Summer is flying by so fast, in fact, that I've barely had time to update you on all the amazing things that have happened. June was filled with a successful and inspiring Hotels & Highways Tour with our pal Mia Dyson. (Mia is just about to release a record called "The Moment," which was produced by Syd and Pat and includes backing vocals from yours truly, and you can order HERE.) As usual, Hotels & Highways was firing on ALL cylinders in June, packing 25 shows into 30 days AND making a new record at the same time, which we decided to release when?...the last day of tour, naturally.
This collection of songs showcases a more grown-up Hotels & Highways. We've evolved as individuals and as a band, and are super-psyched-silly-proud to give you our latest creation. Having recently turned 30, I am hearing from peers that in your twenties you explore in order to determine who you will be, and in your thirties you get to BE that person. This band is in its proverbial 30s, and proud of it.
You can listen to and buy "Greetings from Wilbraham" at our Bandcamp home, though if you are on the H&H mailing list, you should have received your FREE download link already. If you're not on that mailing list, what are you waiting for? Go sign up HERE, get a free song, and then forward me your confirmation email at email@example.com and I'll send you "Greetings from Wilbraham." Pretty good deal.
Hope all is well.
Hotels & Highways Summer Tour with Mia Dyson and Special Guests!May 28, 2012
Hard to believe it's nearly June, though this fabulous Memorial Day Weekend has certainly felt like summertime. It's a perfect time for relaxing, BBQ-ing, canoeing, fishing, golfing...whatever makes you feel good; it's also a perfect time to come see Hotels & Highways with Mia Dyson!! As most of you know Hotels & Highways is the band I'm in with Syd and Patrick (Thomas) Cupples, and we'll be teaming up again with Aussie Rocker Queen, Mia Dyson. We'll be kicking off the tour in the mid-west, but mostly showing up in various Northeast cities almost every night in June. From Boston to Burlington to Brooklyn and beyond!
This tour is special for a number of reasons, not the least of which is it will be our last tour with Miss Mia for a while, as she will be taking her brand new record back to Australia to tour in support of it there. "The Moment" was produced by my bandmates, Pat and Syd, and features yours truly on backing vocals. It's been an amazing experience playing with Mia (having her in our band and being hers), and we're thrilled have this summer tour to rock out a few more times. We're also psyched to have the opportunity to play with some great other artists along the way, namely every Tuesday in Boston at our Lizard Lounge Residency with the likes of Chad Perrone, Cahill, Tall Heights, and Zac Clark.
We also will be writing and recording throughout the tour at our new-found Hotels & Highways Headquarters, which we hope will feel a little like the cabin where "Lost River" was made. Expect to see the fruits of this July 1st.
Your support means the world to us; and if you're reading this, we are already grateful to you for traveling with us this far. Nothing means more than seeing your smiling faces at shows and knowing you're listening. Can't wait to see you this time (and all the new friends you'll introduce us to)!
You can view the details of all our shows here on my site, or over at Hotels & Highways.com, where you can also make sure to stock up on t-shirts & totebags so you can be decked out at all the shows you come to!
Wiffle balls and fishing poles,
Opening for Chad Perrone 5/12 and Jay Nash 5/18May 10, 2012
Happy Spring! New life is blooming everywhere and I'm very excited about my upcoming shows.
A few years ago, I had the great pleasure of recording with my friend Chad Perrone and doing some shows with him when his record "Release" came out. We're teaming up again Saturday May 12th for a show at the wonderful Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH where I will open for Chad and join him on stage for a number of songs as well. If you've never been to Tupelo, it's a gorgeous venue where the sound is great and the people are truly there to listen!
The following weekend, I'll be opening for Jay Nash in Woodstock, VT at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater. Jay tours internationally and has shared the stage with some of my favorites: Counting Crows and Sara Bareilles! I'm thrilled to kick off the night for him on Friday May 18th.
Hope to see you at one of those shows...I'll be bringing something from my new shipment...get your new copy of "momentum" hot off the re-press!
And come June, Hotels & Highways will be hitting all our favorite East Coast cities...and even some in the Midwest too! Visit our site to find us near you!
April Showers bring...SPRING SHOWS!Apr 07, 2012
Hope Spring is treating you well! For me it feels like a bit of an awakening, though this winter has been no hibernation; I've been very lucky to lend my voice to some great projects by talented friends of mine.
I was honored to serve as an honorary Valcourette for Justin Levinson and the Valcours' CD Release Tour for "This Side of Me, This side of You." For photos of our awesome shows and all the fun stuff in between, click here.
I was also asked by fellow Bluebird Promotions artist Patrick Fitzsimmons to sing on his upcoming record, "Hope Is." For more details visit his website here.
One of the best parts of this job is getting to make music with other people, and I'm so excited that I can continue doing that this spring and summer. I have a few fantastic opening slots coming up: one for my buddy Chad Perrone at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH (where you just might see me join him for a number or two) and also for Jay Nash at the Woodstock Town Hall in Woodstock, VT. Both of these guys are incredible; I'm a lucky girl!
Aaaaaaand then, of course, there's my other favorite boys to collaborate with, Mr. Syd and
Hope to see you out there!
Till next time,
New Year. New music coming.Feb 09, 2012
A little late in wishing you all a Happy New Year, but 2012 has already been a whirlwind.
I was so fortunate to end 2011 and ring in 2012 with the best bunch of fellow musicians a gal could ask for. The Co-Op and Friends brought down the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT with Syd and Patrick, my fellow members of Hotels & Highways, as well as our dear friends Lowell Thomson, Justin Levinson & The Valcours, Todd Martin, Tim Blane, and Zac Clark. This First Night event was a success thanks to all these great musicians, the wonderful people of Montpelier and, if I do say so myself, my brownies.
The awesomeness of 2012 continued with a Hotels & Highways show with our pal Mia Dyson in San Francisco to benefit The Trevor Project. While in California I also got to sing some backing vocals for Mia's new record, which is being produced by Syd and Pat....and let me tell you, you're going to want this album when it's done!
More details to come soon about the solo shows I'm planning for the Spring and the new music and summer tour from Hotels & Highways and Mia Dyson!!
Stay warm (but hope for snow),
I(rene did not) LOVERMONTSep 02, 2011
As you probably have been reading or seeing on the news for the past few weeks, our little state of Vermont was hit hard by flooding as a result of Miss Irene. My loved ones and I were lucky, but many friends and fellow Vermonters across the state were not. Some lost covered bridges, businesses, roads...even homes. Though power and water have been restored to most places and major progress has been made since the storm, many people are still in need of assistance and will be for months to come.
The response so far has been heartwarming. From opening their homes for hot showers to donating time to help clean up, Vermonters have come together to start healing. I would like to offer my help to those who need it during this time with what I have to give: my music. When you click the DONATE button you see on the right-hand sidebar of this page, you will receive a download link for my album, "Momentum," and I will give 100% of the proceeds to The Woodstock VT Area Flood Relief Fund. This fund, created by Sustainable Woodstock, will help the families in most dire circumstances receive the food, water, medicine, clothing and assistance they need. For more information on the Flood Relief Fund, click HERE.
Of course there are many worthy charities and causes to donate to in this world; this small gesture will mean a lot to VT to help rebuild its homes, roads and lives. If you already have my album and/or would like to donate directly to the Flood Relief Fund, you can do so HERE.
In other Lisa Piccirillo news, Hotels & Highways has announced the first round of dates for our fall Welcome Trespassers Tour with Mia Dyson! Find a date near you and we'll see you there!