"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
“Congrats on the Singer-Songwriter Award. You are a gifted vocalist and a writer of wonderful heartfelt songs. You really deserve it. All the best, Duke” 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
“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 everchanging flavour 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