Lisa Bastoni with Hannah Siglin, Gillian Grogan & Kim Jennings

June 04, 2017 8PM
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$15 / 10

Lisa Bastoni's song "Rabbit Hole" has recently been selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the 2016 Great American Song Contest. The song is featured on her album The Wishing Hour (2017), produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Felix McTeigue, which debuted as the #1 most played album on Boston's esteemed WUMB. Following years of performing on subway platforms around Boston and coffeehouses from coast to coast, Lisa's music has developed a lived-in, weary, time-tested sensibility -- Lisa's songs, and the purity of her voice, stay with you long after you hear them.

Lisa Bastoni had a thriving singer-songwriter career going until she took a break to start a family with her husband, novelist Christopher Boucher. Now, after nearly ten years away from writing and performing, Lisa returns to music with The Wishing Hour (January 27, 2017), an impressive new record produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Felix McTeigue (Lori McKenna/Anais Mitchell/Martin Sexton). The album features Lisa's longtime friend and collaborator, Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, as well as guest appearances by New West recording artists The Mastersons, singer Kelly Hogan (Neko Case/The Decemberists), Lula Wiles' Ellie Buckland, and John O'Reilly, Jr. (Mandy Moore/Jason Mraz).

While some of the elements of the album were recorded in different studios in New York and Nashville, all of the basic tracks at the heart of the album were recorded on a laptop in a corner of the kids' playroom of her Watertown, MA house in the wee hours of the night.

The ten tracks on this record -- including standouts "In This Town," "Wichita" and "Rabbit Hole" -- are a collection of starkly honest, beautifully crafted, and ultimately uplifting timeless Americana songs.

Lisa has shared the stage with artists including Arlo Guthrie, Lori McKenna, Regina Spektor, The Low Anthem and Little Big Town. She currently performs regularly in the Boston area and will be touring to select cities across the U.S. in support of the album's release.

 

http://www.lisabastoni.com/

 

Hannah Siglin is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from the Pacific Northwest. Her love of singing sprouted from a young age. At 6 years old her parents gave her a guitar in the hopes that she would learn to accompany her voice. She began studying roots and folk music and quickly became a well-known performer at local festivals in Spokane, Washington. In junior high and high school, Hannah began to focus on solo classical guitar and voice, taking private instruction with Michael Millham from Gonzaga University and voice lessons from his wife, Keleren. She went on to compete in Musicfest Northwest and the Northwest Guitar Festival, and during this time that her interest in songwriting began to grow. After admission to Berklee College of Music with scholarship, Hannah was off to Boston to study songwriting. Since arriving, she has been honored with the Pat Pattison Scholarship and regularly performs at venues like Club Passim. Hannah hopes that her unique combination of classical training and a deep love for folk music will help her create music that is multifaceted and technical, but still relatable and familiar.

 

https://soundcloud.com/hannah-siglin

 

Gillian Grogan is a Cambridge based songwriter with a knack for weaving narratives.  Her performance is anything but Five Feet Small, wading through salty rhythms of travels past before fiddling around with the forest flows of her youth.  Global folk and Appalachian influences have pinned the proverbial blooms in the hair of New England's favorite street-side songbird. 

The Woven Collective calls the outcome "an unforgiving tuggin' at your roots, no matter where you come from, her lyrics wash over you like gentle reminders of another life you haven't had yet.” 

After releasing her album Five Feet Small last August, Gillian hit the road with nothing but hope, a beautiful guitar, and a trusty ol' Honda named Ella for an expected month of touring.   She returned almost four months later with 25 shades of dirt in her treads and the salt from two oceans  in her skin.  She has since released another 3-track EP called Slow Drip and is preparing to release an EP later this year with newly formed Boston band Honeyfoot.

 

http://www.gilliangrogan.com/

 

Born in suburban Massachusetts, Kim has been singing since the ripe old age of 5. The oldest of eight children in an Irish Catholic family in the Boston suburbs, Kim grew up listening to the music of Clancy Brothers, Jim Croce, and James Taylor. “I didn’t know it back then, but traditional Irish music and the 1970s singer-songwriters got deep into my heart, and now influence me in ways I never realized,” says Kim of her musical influences.

After teaching herself to play piano while in middle school, Kim picked up a guitar after college. The songwriting bug bit her only after several years of playing covers. “There’s something about finding a creative and supportive community that has inspired my muse! The talented musicians in the suburbs of Boston have really inspired me to open up and just let the songs come out.”

Writing at a feverish pace for a woman balancing work, motherhood, and family life is now something she can’t remember being without. “It’s been such a positive influence in my life. My friends ask me how I do it – and I tell them I am actually more balanced as a person now. The hardest part of it all is finding the time to sit still and just be.”

 

http://www.kimjenningsmusic.com/

 

Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$15 / 10
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