"Lurgio has outdone herself. Her two originals and ten arrangements show her at her highest level of achievement. That she accomplished that while tackling more gospel and spiritual material shows she’s an artist on a high level of ability, a true musician who can utilize instruments, support players, multiple vocal techniques to put her message across."
Billy Copeland Music, Crossing Jordan
Joanne’s songs are impeccable, concise and can be anticipated like the dessert you look forward to at the end of a big meal. Her vocals are consistently smooth as satin.
John Apice/No Depression
” Joanne’s talent lies in its strength to survive on its own merits, embracing many flavors. Not familiar with Joanne? Allow me to draw a parallel: She’s in that Shawn Colvin, Allison Moorer, Cris Williamson, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Cindy Bullens, Wendy Waldman, Deborah Holland mold. But, then again, she’s not..”
John Apice / No Depression
"Joanne is that rare artist that never fails to deliver a great song..lyrically, melodically and that voice..that killer voice never fails her. This batch of songs we recorded for the new release, "Rise From the Storm" are truly great songs that will draw you in from the first note until the last note fades out..give this record a listen and you to will see just how gifted she is. If you can catch her live be ready to be wowed"
Jack Gauthier producer/engineer
"Joanne Lurgio’s range is not just vocal. It is intellectually rich and deeply empathetic."
Pat Dadonna, songwriter blog
"Joanne Lurgio is a crafty songwriter with a knack for keeping country roots music fun while also stepping out into classy, meaning of life ballads that make you feel what she was feeling when she wrote it."
By Bill Copeland music
"Her songs, singing and guitar work, honed and polished in the venues of New England, have brought her to be voted "Best Singer and Songwriter of 2007 & 2011 by Motif Magazine. Joanne has a distinct Americana feel with New England charm. She moves from country to bluegrass, folk and r&b to gospel, all with a bluesy undertone."
Mike Dunbar, Nashville, TN
"Joanne was just a pleasure to work with. Although we had some of the best session musicians contributing their talent, it was Joanne herself who provided the backbone of each track, both lyrically and musically, and who required only the lightest of musical interpretation. Sure, the backing is there, but it is secondary to the strength of vocal lines, and the depth of the songwriting as a whole."
Mike Dunbar, producer/engineer on recording “Nothing Remains the Same,” Nashville, TN
“You are a gifted vocalist and a writer of wonderful heartfelt songs!”
Duke Robillard, Grammy Nominated Blues Recording Artist/Performer
"Lurgio not only has a beautifully strong voice to display. She is a crafty songwriter with a knack for keeping country roots music fun while also stepping out into classy, meaning of life ballads that make you feel what she was feeling when she wrote it"
Bill Copeland Music News, Nothing Remains the Same
“Joanne Lurgio~ Find a Dream… catch it if you dare :~ A modest, demure-looking CD cover hides a powerhouse voice out of Rhode Island. Strong instrumental backing throughout, the first track boasts rhythm and lead guitar from Duke Robillard.”
Acoustic Live, NY City & Beyond
"Lurgio isn’t some bubblegum blowing teenager that’s just singing spoon feed lyrics, she’s a musician with a few miles of the ups and downs of life under her belt and she isn’t afraid to share some of those experiences in her songs"
C.W. Ross indiemusicblog
Joanne has a voice that is original and powerful. She sings with the history of a real woman who has lived and survived and reached her dream…heartache, hope, and self-awareness.
"Joanne Lurgio has a songwriting gift. She has a hard-hitting voice and filled the room with original songs that awakened my soul with visions of life's great" moments.
Jacquelyn Kelley, Express Contributor
“If you like your music similar to a home cooked 12 course dinner with a warming mulled wine, each track with an ever changing flavor but a strong sense of direction, each with that sense of familiarity yet a subtle but profound difference, then "Nothing Remains the Same" is a must listen. Yes, it has been a long while between drinks, so it's well worth the time to sit back and absorb the atmosphere of a well crafted album. There are not many vocalists, let alone singer songwriters who can pull off an entire album of listenable and memorable songs.”
Geoff Wood, niteshift music, Sydney, Australia
“Joanne will grab your attention with some of her 'big sound' songs and then absolutely captivate you with her 'softer sound' songs…. you really don’t want to miss the opportunity to listen to this extraordinary performer"
Rick Fetters, the Narrows Center for the Arts