Worthy of Notes ..

As Spring brings new life ....  

Hello! Hello! Happy Spring! I  hope all is wonderful in your world. 

Good news, LIVE music is happening, still somewhat limited but getting better and with the arrival of warmer weather there will be more safe outdoor musical events blossoming. Gosh, don't we all need music! I sure do! 

I do have some gigs coming up and hopefully I will be adding more dates to my calendar soon. A side note for those who have been following, I am still dealing with post back surgery issues which continue to limit the gigs I am able to play. Rest assured  when I get offered those gigs I will swoop them up and let you know! I DO have a FABULOUS show this week to tell you about!

So excited that RI Songwriters Association, Songwriters in the Round at AS220 is back again after a LONG 2+ year covid hiatus! I am booking the show again and so excited to be HOSTING this month's first official All Original songs back on stage!

Be sure to go to my website for more dates and keep in the know of new shows as they get posted!                                    Joanne Lurgio Schedule 

Thursday, May 26th, 7pm 
RISA'S Songwriters in the Round at AS220 
YES! Songwriters in the Round RETURNS!! 
115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 
Joanne Lurgio, hosting with Tanya McIntyre, Mike Doyle & John McDaid 
4 songwriters in the round. All original songs. Round 3 all performers will play a song that was for this show based a theme selected last month! FUN! 
$5 at the door 
(Note: AS220 will live stream the show on their Facebook page if you cannot come to the show ) 

I sure hope I get to see you again soon! 
Take Care! Stay Safe. Be Well!

Best Always, Joanne!  

www. joannelurgio.com  

Slow Awakening  

Hi Everyone!

It has been quite some time since I checked it with the good news of "Unfinished Business " back in March. I am sorry for the lack of connection. I hope you are doing well. I finally took time to "fix" my injured back and have been recuperating. Between Covid closings and health issues I have been away from making music for too long and didn't do well keeping in touch. I am sorry. The recovering is slow but making progress, I am told I must be patient... not my forte. I sure am looking forward to making music and seeing my music friends again. 

Music is beginning to make some comebacks in the summer days.  All things considered I am slowly awakening myself. Please do check out my website calendar for all the details as I am being optimistic and adding limited shows to my calendar. 
To start things off, my very first show is a wonderful outdoor summer concert series in the Bershires, Sunday, August 22nd. Excited to sing my "Pittsfield" song where it was born. LOL. Thankful for my friend Rosie who will be my roadie to do the driving and help with gear I cannot carry; although, I make a lousy passenger.  
The following Sunday, August 29th, is the return of the RI Folk Festival, I am thrilled to be co-hosting the "Emerging Artist" stage with fab singer/songwriter Beth Barron; 1 of 3 stages of awesome music all afternoon. Hopefully, just the beginning of much more to come, eventually. There are some nice concerts scheduled in September you don't want to miss. (check my calendar for updates

Well, here is a nice surprise. While I might be a bit out of sight at the moment I am not forgotten 🥰 Thank you to Motif for the "Vocalist" nomination in the "MOTIF MUSIC AWARDS 2021"  

I am in the company of many friends and fabulous vocalists. Congrats to all the nominees ...  

I do believe we are caught up.
We still have to be careful.
Please stay safe and be well.

Best Always, 









"Unfinished Business" a TV series!  

Hi All,

Something new, different and exciting to tell you about. I am thrilled to have co-written the theme song for a new TV series in production, based on the book, Unfinished Business by author Tim Baker. The song was written along with Dawn Kenney & Jeffrey Scornavacca.  Filming for the pilot starts in spring. I am excited for Tim and his production. I wish them lots of luck for a successful project. Have a listen to our song, "Unfinished Business" here in this promotional piece. 


Learn more about the TV series and the project at this link BLINDOGG PRODUCTIONS  






I will keep you posted with any new info as it comes out! 

Take Care. Stay Safe!




Better Days Will Come Project, Janis Ian & Friends Website 

Hey there!

I want to share something very cool with you. If you remember the video/song I shared, Better Times Will Come, by Janis Ian as part of special project she started as a simple effort to bring far reaching support via music during these difficult Covid19 days? Well, Janis had an amazing international, multi genre response to her call for recordings of her song in music and other creative forms that created a website for the project. .. there is LOTS of FREE music and other cool STUFF! 

Here is the video page Janis created just for me.. there is also a page for MP3s. Do take a look around the site and enjoy the variety! It IS very cool.  Joanne Lurgio, "Better Times Will Come" Project by Janis Ian & Friends   

I do hope you are doing well after these months Hard times for sure!  Please, Stay Safe. Be Well!! 



Have you met Marie? 


"Marie" has literally been years in the making. Marie is a bittersweet song that represents my friends I have met while making music in the memory care units. I sure do miss them during these Covid days.

I have had the great honor & privilege to make music with friends I’ve met while singing in many memory care residences. I like to say, “we wake memories with music, 1 song, 1 hour at a time.” Marie represents many of the those friends all rolled up under the title, “Marie.” Marie got the title the day I was setting up to sing and her voice cut through the hustle & bustle, silencing the room when she loudly exclaimed, “.. and then my Mama said, Marie, now don’t you cry!”b

If you haven't met "Marie" before now, I'd like to introduce you to her in my new video. I am learning how to make videos, It is both fun and challenging .. a wonderful art. 

Marie was originally written in 2016, but she has waited patiently to be perfected until now in 2020. Proudly winning honors in 2016 with Honorable Mention, SolarFest Singer Songwriter Showcase, Manchester VT Finalist & Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, Mansfield, MA

Bittersweet with much Love,  Marie, the video ... (click the picture)

Seven Minutes Down (I Can't Breathe) VIDEO 

Hi Everyone,

I am very grateful to have this video to share with you for "Seven Minutes Down" (I Can't Breathe).. Thank YOU to my friend for making it happen. 
The murder of George Floyd is a very tragic event witnessed around the world, turning into a global movement with a message of unity in acknowledging Black Lives Matter .... not more than anyone else, they matter just like everyone else, it is time we act like it! George Floyd's public murder was a tipping point for awareness and change. It is important to keep the message alive and be part of the change.  Have a look at the video! Share if you'd like.











Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness for ALL Americans.  Let's remember this as we are going into the 4th of July weekend. Much to be grateful for and much to celebrate yet CHANGES on the horizon.  America the Beautiful ~ God Bless America.

COVID19 is raging out of control in many states.. We can do this! Be SAFE, BE Well. Social Distance & Masks!! 

Have a happy & SAFE holiday!!  

Best Always, Joanne



#sevenminutesdown #justiceforgeorge #BLM #BlackLivesMatter 



Joanne Lurgio sings "Better Times Will Come"in a project by Janis Ian 

HI Everybody!

Back as promised. Last time I wrote I told you about the "Better Times Will Come" project with Janis Ian. My recording; video and MP3 have been included in this fabulous project and can now be  found on Janis Ian's website, you can find it at this link ~  Joanne Lurgio, Better Times Will Come (Janis Ian) ~ Please LIsten & Share! ENJOY and download for FREE. THEN after you listen to me, sit back and scroll through all the fabulous recordings, so diverse .. many interpretations in genres, media, countries! ALL FREE DOWNLOADS, you may even find a new artist to add to you list of favorites!  I know I have!

I am so thrilled and honored to be included in the project. We must spread the message of hope, "Better Times WILL Come"    

"Better times, better times will come. 
Better times, better times will come. 
When this world learns to live as one, 
oh, better times will come" Janis Ian

Thank YOU. Stay Safe! Be Well! Keep the faith.

Best Always, 




I am back to check in with you again. It's been a long road and while we are moving forward we are still not near the end. I sure miss being out making music and seeing friends & family. We are starting to see some business opening up in limited capacities; some music is being allowed outside, limited. My thoughts are with everyone suffering physically, emotionally, financially. Hard times for certain. I hope and pray you are well. 
I have a couple interesting musical things to share with you. 

First, I am excited to tell you that my newest song, "Seven Minutes Down"  was just selected in a John Lennon Songwriting Contest this week! A fun weekly "Stuck at Home" song contest. This is a wonderful honor. (CLICK the TITLE to listen) 
Seven Minutes Down (I can't breathe)  started writing when I heard the tragically sad cry of George Floyd calling out to his a mama.  It haunted me until it was complete. The song has been described as "Haunting yet Beautiful," a snapshot in time. 
It's been a difficult couple of weeks all across the US and even around the world. On a spontaneous whim I submitted the song just making the deadline. Needless to say, I was beyond THRILLED when I got the call; it IS quite a songwriting honor. 

The next cool thing. 
Anyone who has known me long enough knows I am a longtime admirer of singer/songwriter, Janis Ian, my music inspiration from back in my younger days. Well, recently Janis sent out a new song that she wrote dealing with the difficult times we are living with COVID19, "Better Times Will Come."  She stated wanted her words and message shared and invited people to record the song in all genres and all media forms with her permission. So I joined in and created a live  video on Youtube, Joanne Lurgio, Better Times Will Come (Janis Ian) Click link to view. 
To my surprised eyes, a few days after posting I saw a comment under the video from Janis, "Lovely!"  .. with a request to email her.  I was so excited. Of course, I caught my breath and got in touch. My video and Mp3 is going to be listed on Janis Ian's website along with others! I am so excited. It should be up soon. I will let you know  as soon as  it happens! This very cool!

Best to You & Be Well,



Checking in with my friends! 

Hello All.

Shame on me for not reaching out sooner. I am so sorry. It just hit me this morning, while I've been in contact with all my music friends via other media sources I never reached out here on my blog. I apologize. I hope you well or on the way to better. We have all have been living through some frightening, uncertain, stressful, _________ (fill in the blank), challenging times.

Three months in, are we used to it yet? May we never get used to "it," rather learn to live, survive and prosper best we can. My prayers & condolences to all who have lost loved ones, those who have been sick, confined, out of work, struggling, angry, sad. I also express my great gratitude to those who have been working in stressful, front line positions. I thank You.

My means of coping has always come through music. When all my music venues closed for music I sure missed playing, I was especially missing the mutual healing that comes from music. Which in turn led me to sing daily for anyone who will listen, hoping to bring a smile, a small ray of sunshine of hope .... one song at a time. See the story below as I have been offering a daily LIVE at FIVE , Safe at Home daily song share via Facebook Live,weekdays. It has been a lot fun and apparently welcomed by those who are missing much, missing each other. A small daily connection.  Joanne Lurgio Music Facebook

I have uploaded ALL the videos here on my website under the video tab & YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Today (May 22,2020) will be Safe at Home song share #53! WOW! That's a lot song shares!

I also wrote a new song, "Dare I Say (We're All in This Together) inspired by my own feelings during this pandemic, as well I recorded a Janis Ian song written for these times, "Better Times Will Come." Both can also be found on the video page. www.joannelurgio.com/video 

Enjoy! Please share with your friends! Hopefully we will soon be on our way back to some form of normalcy as the nice weather finally arrives!

Stay safe. Be Well. Much Love & Gratitude xoxo



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Safe at Home" Daily Song Share It started with a song on Facebook Live in solidarity with friends quarantined in Florence, Italy on March 13th. The great response made it obvious that we all needed a lift from the stress of the coronavirus. With that, I decided to do a daily Song Share. It has turned out to be a very fun and healing share. Sharing here for you to enjoy. They are in order from Song Share 1 ~ video quality DOES improve with every day, a learning experience! LOL .. ENJOY!!

Thank YOU .. Happy New Year! 

As we prepare to close out this year, the end of a decade, there is so much to think back on; many great and memorable times, even with its twists and turns, setbacks and delays, “Life,” there so much I am grateful for and now much to be hopeful for in the New Year, this new decade ahead, 2020.

I want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have cheered me on and supported Joanne Lurgio Music in one way or another, just being here. 

I am GRATEFUL for YOU: for friends coming out to shows, buying cds, sharing my music, for venues booking me to play, collaborations, friends inviting me to play and cowrites, DJ’s playing my songs! Grateful for finally getting Crossing Jordan released, to all those who helped make it possible and joined the celebration, the list is so very long!

Grateful for your friendship & support yesterday, today & always.

May this new decade be filled with new songs, music, family, friends, good health, joy, prosperity … much Love & Peace ❤️

'If, even for a moment, I can make you laugh, cry, think, remember or just forget the troubles of your day, then I have succeeded." jml

Happy New Year ~ CHEERS! SALUTE! Joanne xoxo ????❤️?