This co-bill features two outstanding western Massachusetts duos.
Lisa Bastoni is a Northampton, MA-based singer-songwriter who has enjoyed a longtime presence in the northeast folk/Americana scene and beyond. She is a 2022 New England Music Award nominee (Roots), 2020 & 2019 Boston Music Award Nominee (Folk) and winner of 2019 New Folk at the esteemed Kerrville Folk Festival. Lisa Bastoni has opened for/performed with Lori McKenna, Dar Williams, Regina Spektor, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson, Rose Cousins, Mark Erelli, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, and many more. Accompanying Lisa is her frequent collaborator, songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples. As a member of The Resophonics, Tim Gearan Band, Todd Thibaud Band, The Benders, and Session Americana, Sean has performed on every big stage and dimly-lit corner pub in town. He’s won three Boston Music Awards as a member of the year’s Outstanding Folk Act, Americana Act, and Ongoing Live Residency. He’s produced and appeared on dozens of recordings, and maintains a busy schedule playing down the street and overseas.
Cloudbelly is the moniker of Great Falls, MA based singer-songwriter Corey Laitman and their collaborator, Sam Perry. Among the newest members of the Signature Sounds family, Cloudbelly’s poetic lyricism, stirring vocals and cinematic arrangements have earned them a strong and growing following in the Pioneer Valley and Beyond. They have shared stages with Bonny Light Horseman, Susan Vega, Josh Ritter, Sean Rowe and many others.