Saturday, May 18, 7:30 PM: Songwriters in the Round – Joshua Garcia, Lisa Bastoni, and Vincent Cross

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Common Ground Coffeehouse
@ The First Unitarian Society of Westchester


Songwriters in the Round

Joshua Garcia, Lisa Bastoni,
and Vincent Cross

Please join us for an evening of singer-songwriters in the round with Joshua Garcia, Lisa Bastoni and Vincent Cross.

Joshua Garcia is a Folk-Singer-Songwriter whose music and writing style draw from the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua now resides in Astoria, Queens. He regularly performs at many of New York City’s most prestigious clubs including Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Sidewalk NYC, as well as The American Folk Art Museum. Last fall, he opened for the legendary Don McLean at Tarrytown Music Hall and is scheduled to do so again in June at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).

Following a ten-year break from music, a career change, and two children, Massachusetts songwriter Lisa Bastoni has returned with The Wishing Hour (2017). Recorded mainly in the wee hours of the night in the kids’ play room, the album debuted as #1 most played on Boston’s WUMB. In the past year, Lisa has been selected to showcase at the New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference, as well as the Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals. Her song “Rabbit Hole” was grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest. She has opened for artists such as Lori McKenna, The Low Anthem, Regina Spektor and Arlo Guthrie. “Americana of the highest order…along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin” (Maverick-UK). Lisa is currently working on a follow-up album, to be released in September 2019.

Vincent Cross has performed for and shared the stage with a diverse range of artists includin Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Chris Thile, master blues-picker Roy Book Binder, alt-country songwriter Richard Buckner, and the late great folk legend Odetta. Cross has toured in Europe and Australia, performing at TelemarkFestivalen (Norway), The Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scotland), and The Maverick Americana Festival (UK). Stateside, Cross has performed at The Long Island Bluegrass Festival, The Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival, and The South Florida Folk Festival, and frequently performs in New York City at Brooklyn Folk Festival, the American Folk Art Museum and the Irish Arts Center SongLives series.

Tickets: Front Row – $20 in advance, $25 at the door. General Admission – $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

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