ABOUT THE WISHING HOUR:
"Lisa Bastoni returns after 10 years to wow us with this amazing self-written vocal masterpiece...After taking an extended break to have a family, she is back with this amazing record. ‘’The Wishing Hour’’ is a fantastic record, user-friendly enough to be accessible to the layman but with a variety of textures to pick apart on every listen. I highly recommend it. 9/10 stars." -Americana-UK
"Ten cracking tracks...the songs are Americana of the highest order, think along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin, with high quality musos to match. (4/5)" -Maverick UK
After nearly ten years away from writing and performing, Lisa Bastoni returns to music with The Wishing Hour (January 2017). The album was produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Felix McTeigue, and features Bastoni’s longtime friend and collaborator, Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, as well as guest appearances by New West recording artists The Mastersons, singer Kelly Hogan (Neko Case/The Decemberists), Lula Wiles' Ellie Buckland, and John O’Reilly, Jr. (Mandy Moore/Jason Mraz).
While some of the elements of the album were recorded in different studios in New York and Nashville, all of the basic tracks at the heart of the record were recorded on a laptop in a corner of the the kids’ playroom of her Watertown, MA house in the wee hours of the night.
The ten tracks on this record -- including standouts "It’s the Staying that Hurts,""Weightless" and "Wichita" -- are a collection of starkly honest, beautifully crafted, and ultimately uplifting timeless Americana songs.
In the past, Bastoni has shared the stage with artists including Arlo Guthrie, Lori McKenna, Regina Spektor, and Little Big Town.
(P) (c) 2017 All songs by Lisa Bastoni (BMI), except "Wichita," "Remember Me," "Halfway out of Michigan" and "Mary" by Lisa Bastoni and Felix McTeigue (ASCAP). "Shimmies and Shakes" by Lisa Bastoni and Christopher Boucher. "Ink and Needles" by Diane Cluck (BMI).
Produced by Felix McTeigue and Drew Guido.
Mixed by Drew Guido.
Mastered by Tom Hutten/Bionic Mastering.
Album artwork by Sarah Gay-O'Neill.
Lisa Bastoni - guitar, vocals
Josh Kantor - bass, organ, piano, accordion
Drew Guido - drums, bass, guitar
Chris Masterson - guitar, vocals
Eleanor Whitmore - violin, vocals
John J. O'Reilly, Jr. - drums
Kelly Hogan - vocals
Ellie Buckland - violin
Naomi Sommers - vocals
Jason Szkutek - guitar
Jeff Butcher - guitar
Bill Hewett - bass