Lisa Bastoni w/ Naomi Sommers at The Parlor Room

  • April 21, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $15.00-$20.00 Buy Tickets

Lisa Bastoni w/ Naomi Sommers 
at The Parlor Room
Sunday, April 21st
SHOW: 7:30pm / DOORS: 7:00pm

Lisa Bastoni (Northampton, MA) is a 2022 & 2023 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. In addition to her work in music, Lisa Bastoni is an accomplished visual artist and teacher, and mother to two young children. 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.

"Bright, attactive and wonderfully poetic..." (Americana-UK)

"Expressive, well-crafted songs..." (Glide Magazine)

"A beautiful melancholia...real and human." (Red Line Roots)

"Americana of the highest order, along the lines of Patty Griffin or Gretchen Peters" (Maverick UK)


Backyard Birds is a collection of seven songs, recorded at home over the winter of 2020/2021. I am thankful to Sean Staples, who produced and played most of the instruments on this album, and who shares the writing with me on four of these seven songs. 

The title comes from a line in Sorrow's a String - "a new radio tower has gone up in the distance, but the backyard birds still whistle your song," written after a visit a couple years ago to my grandparents' old place. “Southern Belle” is a song I wrote in Austin back in 2005, given new life here. “Hidden in the Song” and "Red Rocks" were originally intended for How We Want to Live, and I am happy to finally share them now. The last song, “This is My Love,” was recorded onto my phone at my kitchen table. Listen closely and you will hear the backyard birds outside my window.

Naomi Sommers is an Ithaca, NY-based singer-songwriter, guitar-, banjo-, mandolin- and flute-player. She performs solo, with her family (as the Sommers Rosenthal Family Band), and a number of other groups, and has recorded and performed professionally since childhood.

BIG News of 2020 is that Naomi released an EP of original songs, co-produced with Jefferson Hamer, recorded in December at her dad’s studio in Connecticut (with dad Phil Rosenthal running the reel-to-reel tape machine)!  Jefferson and Naomi recorded these 5 songs live together in the studio, and now a few overdubs are being added from isolated hide-outs across the northeast.

The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.

The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060

Date & Time

Sun, Apr 21, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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