Worthy of Notes ..

Checking in with my friends! 

Hello All.

Shame on me for not reaching out sooner. I am so sorry. It just hit me this morning, while I've been in contact with all my music friends via other media sources I never reached out here on my blog. I apologize. I hope you well or on the way to better. We have all have been living through some frightening, uncertain, stressful, _________ (fill in the blank), challenging times.

Three months in, are we used to it yet? May we never get used to "it," rather learn to live, survive and prosper best we can. My prayers & condolences to all who have lost loved ones, those who have been sick, confined, out of work, struggling, angry, sad. I also express my great gratitude to those who have been working in stressful, front line positions. I thank You.

My means of coping has always come through music. When all my music venues closed for music I sure missed playing, I was especially missing the mutual healing that comes from music. Which in turn led me to sing daily for anyone who will listen, hoping to bring a smile, a small ray of sunshine of hope .... one song at a time. See the story below as I have been offering a daily LIVE at FIVE , Safe at Home daily song share via Facebook Live,weekdays. It has been a lot fun and apparently welcomed by those who are missing much, missing each other. A small daily connection.  Joanne Lurgio Music Facebook

I have uploaded ALL the videos here on my website under the video tab & YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Today (May 22,2020) will be Safe at Home song share #53! WOW! That's a lot song shares!

I also wrote a new song, "Dare I Say (We're All in This Together) inspired by my own feelings during this pandemic, as well I recorded a Janis Ian song written for these times, "Better Times Will Come." Both can also be found on the video page. www.joannelurgio.com/video 

Enjoy! Please share with your friends! Hopefully we will soon be on our way back to some form of normalcy as the nice weather finally arrives!

Stay safe. Be Well. Much Love & Gratitude xoxo

Joanne

www.joannelurgio.com

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Safe at Home" Daily Song Share It started with a song on Facebook Live in solidarity with friends quarantined in Florence, Italy on March 13th. The great response made it obvious that we all needed a lift from the stress of the coronavirus. With that, I decided to do a daily Song Share. It has turned out to be a very fun and healing share. Sharing here for you to enjoy. They are in order from Song Share 1 ~ video quality DOES improve with every day, a learning experience! LOL .. ENJOY!!

Thank YOU .. Happy New Year! 

As we prepare to close out this year, the end of a decade, there is so much to think back on; many great and memorable times, even with its twists and turns, setbacks and delays, “Life,” there so much I am grateful for and now much to be hopeful for in the New Year, this new decade ahead, 2020.

I want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have cheered me on and supported Joanne Lurgio Music in one way or another, just being here. 

I am GRATEFUL for YOU: for friends coming out to shows, buying cds, sharing my music, for venues booking me to play, collaborations, friends inviting me to play and cowrites, DJ’s playing my songs! Grateful for finally getting Crossing Jordan released, to all those who helped make it possible and joined the celebration, the list is so very long!

Grateful for your friendship & support yesterday, today & always.

May this new decade be filled with new songs, music, family, friends, good health, joy, prosperity … much Love & Peace ❤️

'If, even for a moment, I can make you laugh, cry, think, remember or just forget the troubles of your day, then I have succeeded." jml

Happy New Year ~ CHEERS! SALUTE! Joanne xoxo 🥰🥂🎉🎊❤️🎶 

IN THIS PLACE for you! 

Hi All ~ Now, we are officially in the Winter Holiday Season.   Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  

Today is the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the Christmas season, I share with you:

IN THIS PLACE, written last year for 'Hope for the Holidays' a very special cd project, local artists' original songs to benefit Izzy Family Room, Hasbro Children's Hospital.  
(c) Joanne Lurgio, Recorded by Tony Caramadre Phattones Studios  
Deb Keeling, violin & percussion  
Tony Caramadre, bass

 

 

 

 

 

A reminder! CD's make FABULOUS gifts. I have 4 to pick from: 

Crossing Jordan, Rise From the Storm, Nothing Remains the Same & Find a Dream...catch it if you dare.  Let me know what you need!

Also, Crossing Jordan merchandise is available ( mugs, Matted Handwritten Lyric Sheet, T-Shirts )  Contact me for details.

Looking for music for your holiday party or special event?.. I am waiting for your call :) 

All the best,

Joanne

 

They are on their way! 

YES!!! Crossing Jordan is on the truck heading to my house!! I am so excited... FINALLY!! Looking forward to sharing. 

Hope you can join us for the CD release celebration! Sure to be a fun time.

 

we are so very close!! 

I am so excited to let you know I just a recieved this notice from Discmakers .. "Your Disc Makers project is in production, Joanne Lurgio - Crossing Jordan!!" 

YES!!  I can't believe I am finally here.  Crossing Jordan is planned to be delivered to my doorstep last week of July!! Many thanks for those who have waited so patiently, it won't be long now.

Reminder .. Official Crossing Jordan CD Release Celebration, Sunday August 18th  1-3pm, St Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI, Free Concert, Refreshments and Plenty of CDs will be available! 

How about a peek at the cover art?? The backdrop is a beautiful watercolor painting by Patrica Ann Almonte. Graphic Design by Mary Ann Rossoni, Second Story Graphics . ... OH!! I LOVE IT!! :)    Talk again soon, Joanne

 

Mark Your Calender! 

Hi Everybody!

I wanted to drop a note and to let you know that Crossing Jordan is moving right along.  Most of the recording has been completed, just some finishing touches to add in and we will be ready to start mixing.  I am so thrilled with what I am hearing.  In addition to Bryan on piano you will hear the voices and tapping of Atwater-Donnelly & John Procaccini Jr, the fabulous Joe Potenza on bass, Cathy Clasper-Torch & Pamela Lowell on strings, Joe Lurgio on mandolin & Mike DeQuattro on timpani. I can't wait to hear that final production and finally share Crossing Jordan with YOU!

In the meantime, I have booked a date for the Official Crossing Jordan CD Release Celebration.  It will be held Sunday, August 18, 2019, 3pm at St Kevin Church in Warwick, RI where we recorded the base tracks live!  Mark your calendar now before your summer dates fill up and plan to join in the long awaited celebration if you are in the area.  

I'll be back when there is more to share!

Best Always

Joanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE DID IT! Still time, but, clock is ticking! 

HELLO!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! WE DID IT! 

I am blown away by the love & support I have received for Crossing Jordan kickstarter! THANK YOU. So happy to have met my initial goal yesterday, WHEW! 
I am thrilled to see friends still hopping on board! Currently 100 supporters .. isn't that wild?!?!? 🎶💗🎶 How cool it would be to top 100 backers! Let's do it! 
Still time to join the Crossing Jordan Adventure .. but, don't wait too long .. DEADLINE IS TOMORROW (thursday) FEB, 7th 10am, SHARP! FYI ... Crossing Jordan T-Shirts are the biggest hit! 😇  That band of angels at Heaven's gate is adorable!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT & JOIN IN CROSSING JORDAN KICKSTARTER! 

I AM SO THRILLED .. Thank YOU for your support of Joanne Lurgio Music!  Joanne

71 hrs and counting down to join CJ Kickstarter, pre-order your CD! 

Hello Friends!! 

YIKES, kickstarter now says only 71 hours left to pledge on Crossing Jordan kickstarter!  :O that sounds less than it actually is .. 2.95 days to Pre-Order your cd, or get your pledge in, choose a reward if you like! (ENDS THURSDAY, FEB 7, 10AM, SHARP) 

It is fun backing artistic projects .. I will keep you up to date on the progress with pictures & videos only visable to Crossing Jordan kickstarter backers :) If you haven't checked it out yet, please DO :)

Just click this link to check it out Crossing Jordan kickstarter!   THANK YOU! 


THANK YOU TO THE MANY NEW BACKERS WHO JOINED IN OVER THE WEEKEND .. THAT WAS QUITE A JUMP!! THANK YOU .. much appreciated <3 xo    

All the best,

Joanne

 

11 days to Pre-Order .. Much Appreciated! 

Saturday morning and I am catching up on Crossing Jordan.  Time is flying by .. we are down to 11 days to reach goal.  I am inching closer to my goal a little at a time every day. Currently at 62% to goal .. that is pretty darn good!  THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-OREDERED THEIR CDs and pledged toward my kickstarter goal, many fun rewards have been selected. EVERY PLEDGE is greatly appreciated!  I will be keeping all pledgers up to date on the progress of the project. I have already posted some pictures and Crossing Jordan song selections for those on board :D

As the days are ticking by .. I see there are some folks following along ...PLEASE hop on before the deadline, FEB 7, 10am!  I would hate for you to miss out.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT/PRE-ORDER YOUR CD/JOIN CROSSING JORDAN KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

REMINDER..  Kickstarter success is ALL or NOTHING.   I must reach my goal of $3330.00 in order to get your pledges and send out your rewards.  This is when the nerves start to fray .. LOL.  If you are on the fence .. hop over :) 

JOIN IN ... PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, CHURCH ORGS .. all those you think will enjoy music of Crossing Jordan  

That's it for now.  Again, Thank YOU! 

Keep Warm! I'll be back with more 

Joanne 

Thank YOU & Answers to Kickstarter ???s 

Hello!!

First, let start with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already joined  Crossing Jordan Kickstarter Campaign  !! Thank you for your support, kindness & generosity!  As of this morning (Thursday, Jan 17th ) I am 54% to my goal with 20 days to go! That was quite an awesome start! ..

(KICKSTARTER = PRE-ORDER your CD ... and more, if you'd like) Every pledge brings me closer to my $3,330.00 goal! thank you

But, I understand some have questions about, "What exactly IS a kickstarter campaign?" .. Let me see if I can clear up confusion.  Kickstarter is one of many "crowdfunders,"  a fundraising opportunity (for creative projects) that allows friends, family & fans to pre-order/support a creative project; in my case, Crossing Jordan CD. When you go to the campaign  you can pre order your CD and/or choose from different options to your liking. When one joins a kickstarter project you are part of the inner circle, privy to photos, updates, recording samples, etc that are shared only with project supporters ..It is FUN and at the same time, your pledge helps keep the project moving forward .I enjoy keeping you in the know by documenting the process! Join in only if you want to be part of the fun! 

PRE-ORDER YOUR CROSSING JORDAN CD WHEN YOU JOIN THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN, every PRE-ORDER brings me closer to my goal! I THANK YOU!!

I created a video that tells the whole Crossing Jordan Kickstarter story and narrative that breaks down all the facts and details of the project.  Please take a look. If you still have questions, feel free to contact me.

DEADLINE FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGES IS FEBRUARY 7, 10AM!  DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY :)

Click any Crossing Jordan link in this message and you will be directed to the video, narrative & rewards. THANK YOU!!

Thank YOU! talk again soon

Best, Joanne!