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Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Written by Chuck Williams

3rd Annual RISA Performing Songwriter Results - 
Congratulations to Lisa Bastoni


This evening started with a palpable level of excitement in the air!  As the house began to fill our three finalists were in the green room swapping stories of their musical travels.  Robinson Treacher, Lisa Bastoni and Seamus Galligan were on deck for the finals of the RISA Performing Songwriter as they were to open for headliner Tret Furey. 

Each of the finalists performed the 2 songs that were submitted and had the opportunity to show how their instrument, vocals and stage presence paired up with their songwriting skills to move a roomful of attentive listeners. I can tell you that they did just that with some wonderful songs.


All of the finalists did their very best, but one had to be chosen!  Congratulations to Lisa Bastoni!  Lisa's award is an 'opening' spot on next seasons Stone Soup Coffee House schedule.  Tret said, "You all performed beautifully. It was really hard to pick just one!"

We would like to thank Stone Soup Coffee House for their partnership on this event the past three years.  We'd also like to thank Rick Wahlberg as the host of the evening and Chuck Williams as the MC for the performing songwriter contest. Additionally we'd like to thank our judging committee members as well as Tret Furey for being the finals judge!  Overall this event involved 60 RISA members and Stone Soup volunteers. It truly does take a village...

More of Lisa's work can be accessed at http://lisabastoni.com/

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 May 2016 09:14 )