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Lisa Bastoni (POSTPONED)
March 21 @ 8:00 pm
After thoughtful consideration, the 1867 Sanctuary Committee is sad to announce that this concert has been postponed in response to serious public health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.
Preservation New Jersey welcomes Northampton, MA-based singer/songwriter Lisa Bastoni (www.lisabastoni.com) to the 1867 Sanctuary for an evening of original music and Americana.
An inherited Gibson, some found lyrics penned by her grandmother, and a divorce all inspired How We Want to Live (Sept. 2019), a vivid, slinky, and hopeful new album produced by award-winning songwriter/producer Sean Staples and featuring guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins and Lula Wiles. Her previous album, The Wishing Hour (2017), recorded after a 10-year hiatus, debuted as #1 most played on Boston’s WUMB and led to a number of awards (most recently 2019 Kerrville New Folk).
Lisa has opened for Lori McKenna, Arlo Guthrie, Anais Mitchell, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson, The Low Anthem, Lula Wiles and has performed at venues such as Club Passim, Iron Horse Music Hall, Parlor Room, Narrows Center, Spire Center, Rockwood (On Your Radar Series), FTC Stage One, Common Ground Concerts, Caffe Lena.
“Americana of the highest order…along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin.” (Maverick-UK)
“Lisa Bastoni is a genuine artist. Her articulate songs come from the soul, and resonate in the heart…When I hear Lisa perform, I can’t help but draw a parallel between her songs and those of another New England treasure, Lori McKenna. Bastoni masters the same narrative beauty and poignancy in her compositions, and similarly balances demands of motherhood and career gracefully. The song, “Beautiful Girl,“ written for her daughter, is reflective of that — and Lisa Bastoni herself.” (Nate Dow, longtime arts/music journalist at The Boston Herald)