Lisa Bastoni is a Northampton, MA-based singer-songwriter. Following a ten-year break from music, her album The Wishing Hour (2017), recorded in the kids' playroom in the wee hours of the night, debuted as number one most-played on Boston's WUMB and led to a number of songwriting awards and an active performance schedule.

A 2019 Kerrville New Folk Winner, Lisa has shared the stage with Lori McKenna, Little Big Town, Arlo Guthrie, Regina Spektor, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson, and many more. Her upcoming album, How We Want to Live, will be released in September 2019. The album, produced by Sean Staples, features guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Lula Wiles and Naomi Sommers.

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


  • 2019 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner

  • 2017 New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Semi-Formal Showcase

  • 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase

  • 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Honorable Mention

  • 2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Honorable Mention

  • 2017 New Song Music/LEAF Festival Showcase

  • 2017 Great American Song Contest, Grand Prize


In 2018, Lisa Bastoni was interviewed for The Tour Podcast, alongside such artists as Craig Finn, Marc Cohn, Alejandro Escovedo, Amy Helm and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

Host Ted Canova talks with Lisa Bastoni who reclaims her musical identify after a decade away, a path repeatedly influenced by Bob Dylan, busking on subway platforms, recording an exceptional breakout album, balancing motherhood, and the mysteries of her late-grandmother’s half written songs.