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Happy Holidays! wow, where did 2018 go?  

Hi All!

Hope you all enjoyed a very Happy Thanksgiving .. Thank you for being here and following the adventures of Joanne Lurgio Music.  I am very grateful for your support.  

Jeepers! Where did 2018 go?? Can't believe the year is nearing the end.  I haven't been in touch nearly as much as I could have been, but that does not mean things are not happening.  

One thing I am very excited to let you know is that FINALLY, Crossing Jordan, songs of faith, comfort & healing, is back in production; I am very very happy with the what I have heard so far.  That is REALLY GREAT NEWS!  I now know this album is going to surpass my expectations. I'l be sharing lots with you as I go along ..  Also,  I will be launching a Kickstarter, crowdfunder Campaign soon.  I did one for Rise From the Storm; it was a great success and we had a ton of fun!  So, keep yours eyes open so you don't miss out!  

Remember, CDs make great holiday gifts! ;)    I have 3 to pick from; Find a Dream...catch it if you dare, Nothing Remains the Same & Rise From the Storm. 

Enjoy the upcoming holidays.. Peace & Love, Merry Christmas  .. Check my calendar for new shows as they are added, I update often .. I would love to see you!

Best to YOU!
Joanne Lurgio



Ready or Not, here it comes!! 

Hi Everybody~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Ready or not... here comes 2017! I am ready for a new year of music, fun, surprises and new opportunities. Looking back, I sure had a great 2016. Thank you to all my music friends & fans for your support and encouragement all year long. I can't do this without you! 2017 will be the year of Crossing Jordan and lots more music fun! I am excited! If you are not on my mailing list yet, I suggest you do that right now so you will be kept up on all the latest as it happens. Planning to launch the Crossing Jordan Kickstarter Campaign mid January! You will be able to pre order your copy and pick your REWARD for helping me get complete this music project. To join my mailing list go to my website www.joannelurgio.com and simply fill in your email address .. it is very easy .. and I promise not to SPAM you. Once again, THANK YOU. Wishing you much Love, Happiness, Good Health & Lots of Music in 2017! Best Always, Enjoy a Safe & Happy Holiday I hope to see you soon! Joanne

CDs make great gifts!  

Hi Everybody~ 
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I ate plenty of everything and enjoyed time with family & friends  .. and now happily moving along into the Christmas, Holiday Season .. aside from the cold, my favorite holiday season!   Enjoy! 

Looking for some gift ideas ... CD'S MAKE GREAT GIFTS!  
Holiday special for you, all my CDs are available for just $10 each, order before December 21st! I can sign your CD per request. email me for details   
*FIND A DREAM...catch it if you dare 
also available, RISE FROM THE STORM COFFEE MUG ~ $10

Best Always! Joanne

Crossing Jordan, a new recording.... coming soon! 

Did i tell you I am recording a new album, and I am very excited. For the past 3 yrs  I have been singing as soloist for memorial services and funerals and have discovered and connected with the beauty of some of the traditional and contemporary hymns that I often sing.  Many people have complimented the peacefulness of this music and have asked for these songs.  So, I decided that i must record .. I selected my favorites and then added 2 originals to be sure to keep Joanne Lurgio, the songwriter, involved,  The title, Crossing Jordan, by Joanne Lurgio. I can't wait to share!

Yesterday we hit the studio to start recording... It was a fabulously productive day! I am back working with Jack Gauthier / Lakewest Recording Studios ... ( producer of Find a Dream...catch it if you dare & Rise From the Storm) .and with Bryan Barrette on keyboard. We got LOTS done. I am so thrilled to be sharing some of my favorite traditional, contemporary & original hymns and songs of peace and comfort ... 

I will be launching a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN soon..  Get Ready .. Think about hopping on board ..I am working on my "rewards" ....  We had a lot of fun with the Rise From the Storm Campaign..  Coming Soon .. Will keep you posted!    
Best Always

Belated Results 

Heck! I thought I posted regarding the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Songwriter Contest results.. My apologies …
"First, I was incredibly surprised by this fabulous article in the Providence Journal promoting the event. Here it is in case you missed it, check it out here!!
 "It was a wonderful night of music at Rose Garden Coffeehouse. Congratulations to Seamus Galligan who received top honors. Seamus was the winner but there were surely no 'losers" .. it was such a fabulous experience. I am thankful for the opportunity to play the Rose Garden stage for a such great audience .. It was wonderful to see friends in the audience and awesome to hear such great feedback on my songs & performance! .. and Christine Lavin & Don White were SO good, laughter & tears .. and more laughter. THANK YOU ROSE GARDEN COFFEEHOUSE! and Thank you to friends and family for your never ending support!”

Christine Lavin is so much fun... She made a fun youtube video to sum up the contest.. click the picture to see how it went. it is very short.

Best Always,


Thank YOU! No Trophy, but still a Winner! 

I want to say, "Thank You" to everyone who voted for me, my music and the open mic at Pub on Park in the year's Motif Music Awards ..4 nominations is pretty darn cool .. Didn't take home any awards this year but no less THRILLED to be acknowledged along with so many talented musician friends.. thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community and always GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! That alone makes me a WINNER! Thank YOU MUCH Best Always, Joanne


I am so excited to announce that I have made the top 3 finalist for the  2016 ROSE GARDEN COFFEEHOUSE SONGWRITER COMPETITION!   Rose Garden Coffeehouse/tickets/info
The Rose Garden Coffehouse is one of New England's oldest continuously operating folk and acoustic music venues Performing Songwriter Competition. 

"We received dozens of entries this year, from as far away as Idaho and from Nashville, but the three finalists performing on May 21 are all from right here in New England. Seamus Galligan, from Fairhaven, Mass.; Joanne Lurgio, from Warwick, R.I.; and Ian Meadows, from Chester, Conn."

The final competition will take place, Saturday, May 21st,  just before the evening concert with Don White & Christine Lavin.  Seamus, Ian & I will each perform the 2 songs we submitted.  VERY EXCITING!!  If you can't make the show, I will be sure to keep you posted!!  Wish me LUCK!!




I am very excited. I have been nominated for 4 Motif Music Awards. Voting ends April 24th at 11:59pm I would LOVE to have your vote! if you would like to vote, just click this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L9VRD76 find Joanne Lurgio : ~ Americana Singer/Songwriter ~ Americana Female Vocalist ~Americana CD, Rise from the Storm ~ Open Mic , Pub on Park Of course, winning is fun, but, I am most excited to have my music noticed and acknowledged .. Feels real nice. Thank you ALL for you support, always! Joanne


RIse From the Storm is getting heard all over the world .. So happy to be getting fabulous feedback ..
I'd like to share the most recent and most amazing review by John Apice, No Depression entertainment. 
Sit down, click this picture and get ready to be wowed!  Best Always, Joanne


Been too long! 

Seems I have fallen behind with my blog, "Worthy of Notes" . , my pledge to keep you informed through regular, "consistent" blogging .. I haven't done well at all! Please except my sincere apologies and lets see where I can pick up....
I didn’t meet my Spring 2014 CD release goal. More apologies; however, I assure you, it will be well worth the wait. Let me tell you, I am so thrilled with how this project is coming together … Every step of the way, every player, and every singer at the top of their game.
The final count is 14 songs, PLUS the Bonus Track, “Won’t Ever Quit” recorded 2012. That's a lot of songs.. but they all needed to be there!
It’s been a long process, so let me remind you of all the incredibly talented artists that have made music with us on RISE FROM THE STORM. How LUCKY am I!?!?
Marty Ballou,upright bass
Joe Potenza, electric bass
Dan Hann, drums
Mike DeQuattro, percussion
Joe Lurgio, mandolin
John Juxo, keyboard/accordion
Cathy Clasper-Torch, fiddle
Duke Robillard, guitar
Mike “Scatman” Sullivan, slide guitar
Vance Gilbert, vocals
Lara Herscovitch, vocals    
Marc Douglas Berardo, vocals
All under the fine guidance, production & engineering of Jack Gauthier.
Jack & I will now sit and listen to all the songs and mix them to perfection. Really, Jack mixes; I will  just sit next to him, watch and listen as he does what he does so well. Magic.
I will be working with MaryRossoni, Second Story Graphics to start designing the CD artwork.   Fabulous photos by David Lee Black.
We are almost there!
I promise to be back soon to keep you posted!