Villa Palagonia in duo form headed to Maryland earlier this month to record a series of videos for your viewing pleasure. Please enjoy “Marco the Barber” recorded by JB Nuttle of World One Video.
We will be releasing the videos throughout the next few weeks. Let us know what you think!
~ Allison and Joe
We’re very much looking forward to sharing On Your Radar with John Platt of WFUV with Sonya Heller and Jay Hitt! We hope you’ll come along for the ride with us!
We’ll be at #NERFA this weekend! If you’re attending the conference, please join Villa Palagonia for our late night showcases:
**Saturday Late Night, Nov. 14**
11:45 PM – 12:15 PM
Sharon Goldman Birthday Bash, Room 1517
~ ITR: Sharon Goldman, Villa Palagonia,
and David Massengill
We are so thrilled to be bringing Villa Palagonia to Chicago this month! Please share the news with friends and family.
And, even if you’re not in Chicago, that doesn’t mean you can’t hear our show! On Saturday night, we’ll be live on WFMT radio, and you can stream the concert from your computer at WFMT.com. See below for more info.
Friday, February 6th, 2015 – Doors open 7:15 PM, music at 8 PM
Clark House Concerts
Please make a reservation for street address by calling 708-848-2205.
Oak Park, IL 60303
Peter and Nancy Clark will be our gracious hosts for an intimate evening of music, stories, and treats in their home.
Reservations are required. Address details will be given once you have been in contact with the Clarks. Please call Nancy at 708-848-2205 to reserve your spot!
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Villa Palagonia Live on Folkstage – 8 PM CST
(Listen Live! 9PM Eastern on wfmt.com)
5400 N. St Louis
Chicago, IL 60625
Price: Membership to Chicago’s FM 98.7
Hosted by Richard Warren, Folkstage is an uninterrupted, one-hour concert broadcast featuring some of the best traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. The live concerts can be are heard Saturdays at 8 PM CST/9 PM EST on WFMT (98.7 FM) or streaming at http://www.wfmt.com, immediately preceding the broadcast of the renowned folk show, The Midnight Special.
Villa Palagonia is in the studio! As I write this post, we are mixing songs that we’ve recorded over the last 10 days. It’s hard to describe our excitement of how everything sounds–the album represents a mix of all the things we love: rootsy-organic instrumental sounds, a variety of world-rhythms, and inspired stories and tales. Dave Mancuso (percussion) and Greg Maker (bass) joined us for intense days of laying down the band tracks lead by Joe (guitar), and Janie Barnett has been coaching and producing me, Allison on vocals.
We’ve sequestered ourselves out in Delaware Water Gap, PA at Mix-O-Lydian recording studio with Don Sternecker at the helm. Being able to focus so intently has been a blessing and luxury in our fast-past world full of distractions.
We hope to release some of the songs during a pre-release campaign in the weeks ahead. Stand by for more details soon!
Joe and I are so grateful to Joe Pszonek of Radio Nowhere on WMSC-FM for presenting us at the DJ Showcase at the North East Region Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference in November. It was an amazing experience for us, and we have been thrilled with the reception. We made terrific contacts at the conference, and hope to be touring around the region in the coming year… which brings me to our next news!
We are going into the recording studio at the end of December/beginning of January to record our debut album. We are getting everything ready and rehearsing with Dave Mancuso (percussion) and Greg Maker (bass) in preparation. It’s going to be a busy holiday season for us, but that means laying the ground work for an awesome 2015!
More news about our record to come!
Villa Palagonia is thrilled to be returning to the North East Region Folk Alliance Conference this year. We’ll be showcasing at the following times. If you are one of the conference attendees, please join us!
Thursday, Nov. 13, 9:52-10:02 PM – Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase, The Bentley
— Presented by Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere, WMSC-FM, Upper Montclair, NJ
Thursday Late Night, Nov. 13, 12:15-12:45 AM – GoGirlsMusic.com, Room 1316
— ITR – Villa Palagonia w/ Karen Hudson
Thursday Late Night, Nov. 13, 1:15-2:00 AM – The Ladies Room, Room 1502
— ITR – Villa Palagonia w/ Beggar’s Ride and The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra
Friday Late Night, Nov. 14, 1:45 AM – Mist-Covered Mountains, Room 1525
— 15 minute set of Villa Palagonia
Saturday Late Night, Nov. 15, 1:15 AM – Mist-Covered Mountains, Room 1525
— 15 minute set of Villa Palagonia
Villa Palagonia learned that we will be featured at the North East Region Folk Alliance conference in November on the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase as WMSC 90.3FM Radio Nowhere Joe Pszonek’s pick! We are so thrilled and thankful!
Furthermore, we look forward to catching up with all of our folk music buddies and kindred spirits at NERFA in November!