For Immediate Release
Long Island Country Songstress LISA MATASSA Brings Vibrant Country/Pop Sound To
Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
On January 30
Entertainer Who Enchants Millions Via YouTube & Country Radio
To Open For Lee Brice
Nashville, TN (January 14, 2013) - Long Island Country Songstress Lisa Matassa relishes performing live. She has been entertaining fans since she was in her teens, first as a Dance Music artist and now as an in-demand Country vocalist with hit videos and a new EP, SOMEBODY’S BABY. On Wednesday, January 30, the stage-savvy performer will bring her vibrant Country/Pop sound and her dynamic band to Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts (71 E. Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772) stage as opener for Lee Brice at 8 p.m. For more information about the AEG Live / WJVC presented show, call (631)207-1300 or log on to www.patchoguetheatre.com.
Operatically trained as a child with a resonantly pop voice, Lisa recorded two Top-10 Dance singles before she was 20. The songs were hits in the U.S. and abroad, earning her slots on the marquee with acts Taylor Dayne, Brenda K. Starr, TKA and others. Her years of stage experience show; she's a natural performer who over the last few years has opened shows for Dierks Bentley, Leann Rimes, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, Lee Brice and Thompson Square. Lisa’s peerless vocals and unique perspective create music that incorporates traditional Country values backed by rockin’ contemporary productions that she calls “Long Island Country.” Matassa's previous two Country albums generated hit singles (“Me Time," “Wouldn’t You Like To Know”), and her “Me Time” video soared to # 1 on CMT.com. Her newest EP, SOMEBODY'S BABY, is receiving rave reviews, and the disc's title track (and current single) is now moving up the Billboard/BDS Indicator Chart.
“Lisa has a vivacious spirit that comes across on her new EP. Whether it be the up tempo sheen of the title cut or the warmth exuded on ballads like her cover of ‘Heaven’ and the stirring ‘Learning As You Grow.’ She is a star on the rise.” - Chuck Dauphin, Billboard.com
"Lisa has a sexy, gritty approach to the material that infuses it with an energy that is infectious. When she sings, she has complete command of the song.” - Greg Victor, ParcBench.com
“Lisa Matassa has a voice that can croon a classic or belt out a rock and roll anthem. She's like a female Garth Brooks, part Country star and part rock’ n’ roll queen. SOMEBODY'S BABY has it all: Bombast, sweetness, grit and heart." - Wildy Haskell, Wildy’s World
Lisa's current video, "Somebody's Baby," has already logged over 3 million YouTube views. Produced by Traci Goudie (Hunter Hayes, Merle Haggard, Patty Griffin), it was filmed in Tennessee and tells the story of Lisa's life from childhood to marriage to motherhood via archival family footage and photographs. The video is included on this enhanced EP, which also features highlights like the self-penned sassy girls'-night-out song, "Wouldn't You Like To Know," and her rich interpretation of the holiday classic, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." Recorded with the Broadway Youth Ensemble, the music video of "Chestnuts" shot to Number 1 on CMT during 2011 (with over 600,000 views) and was featured prominently during the 2012 holidays on GAC and TCN. Collectively, Matassa has garnered an impressive 6.9 million YouTube video views.
Lisa's appeared on many other networks and high-profile television shows, including Fox News, The Daily Buzz, Good Day New York, Young Country TV, Inside Music Row and Entertainment Circle. Other recent media coverage includes: Newsday, Billboard.com, AOL The Boot, CMA Close Up, MusicRow, Roughstock, ParcBench.com, CountryWeekly.com, Guitarist Magazine, Maverick and Country Music People.
Fans can connect with Lisa online at the following social media outlets:
www.facebook.com/lisamatassafanpage - 211,000 fans
www.twitter.com/lisa_matassa - 545,000 followers
www.reverbnation.com/lisamatassa - Local Rank #2- National Rank #2 - Global Rank #4
www.youtube.com/lisamatassamedia - 6.9 million video views
MEDIA ASSETS FOR LISA MATASSA:
For hi-res jpegs, bio, audio clips
Media link is: http://www.lisamatassa.com/media-album-art , password is: lisamatassa
Video link: Somebody’s Baby http://youtu.be/PBMzrypxspQ
For interviews, contact: Martha Moore / firstname.lastname@example.org / 615-746-3994