Joanne Lurgio Releases "Crossing Jordan" Receives Rave Review 

Trespass Music is pleased to release Joanne Lurgio's new release "Crossing Jordan" to worldwide radio! Out of the box Joanne has already received a rave review from Bill Copeland Music News!

"Lurgio has outdone herself. Her two originals and ten arrangements show her at her highest level of achievement. That she accomplished that while tackling more gospel and spiritual material shows she’s an artist on a high level of ability, a true musician who can utilize instruments, support players, multiple vocal techniques to put her message across."    Read the full review HERE

This album is dedicated to Joanne's mom, Joan Ursula Pinelli Lurgio, who taught the importance of  family, love, faith & God. Her Mother lives her faith every day and continues to instill that faith in Joanne. This album built on “FAITH” is folk at its core, spiritual and contemporary Christian.



1. Crossing Jordan  3:33   remembering Suzanne  (based on John 14:2-6, Matthew 11:5)  ~ words and music by Joanne Lurgio. Inspired by her dad, Alfred James Lurgio 

2. Lord, You Have Come (Pescador de Hombres)  3:37 Pescador de Hombres (96497) (©1977, Cesareo Gabarain. Published by OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used with permission.  

3. Amazing Grace  3:17 - Public domain; ©words by John Newton (1795-1807); music by William Walker 

4. In the Garden 3:10  for Barbara & Peter  - Public domain; ©C. Austin Miles (1868–1946) 

5. Fly Like a Bird  3:47 (based on Psalm 139:1–4, 7–12, 23–24) Words and music by Ken Canedo, ©1995, Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 9   07213. All rights reserved 

6. Take My Hand Precious Lord  2:39  for Auntie Diana - Words and music by Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey (1899-1993) ©1938 (renewed), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. 

7. Shepherd Me, Oh God  3:59 (based on Psalm 23) - Words and music by, ©1986, GIA Publications, Inc.; Marty Haugen, GIA Publications 

8. You Are Mine  3:51  for my godfather, Uncle Johnny - Words and music by David Haas ©1991, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission 

9. Wayfaring Stranger  4:20 Public domain 

10. How Great Thou Art  3:45   ©1949,1953 lyrics by the Stuart Hine Trust CIO. All rights in the USA its territories and possessions, except print rights, administered by Capitol CMG Publishing, USA, North, Central and South America print rights and all Canadian rights administered by Hope Publishing Company. All other non US Americas rights administered by the Stuart Hine Trust CIO. Rest of the world rights administered by Integrity Music Europe. Adapted and arranged by Stuart Hine International. Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission 

11. Going Home  3:21 Words by William Arms Fisher and Ken Bible; music by Antonin Dvorak (arranged by Ken Bible) ©2000 by (ASCAP).  Administered by Music Services. 

12. Where This Street & Heaven Meet  2:51 Words and music by Joanne Lurgio, BMI and Dawn Kenney ASCAP ©2019 Heart Roots Music.

Joanne  Lurgio ~ guitar & vocals 
accompanied by: Bryan Barrette piano & synthesizer 
Aubrey Atwater, backing vocals 4, 9, 12 foot percussion 12 
Cathy Clasper-Torch, cello 11 violin 2, 7, 8, 11 
Elwood Donnelly, backing vocals 4, 9, 12 
Pamela Lowell  cello 5, 6, 10 
Joe Lurgio, mandolin 9 
Joe Potenzoacoustic bass 1, 4, 9 

Producer/Engineer: John Paul Gauthier, Lakewest Recording 
CD Mastering: John Mailloux, Bongo Beach Productions 
Design: Mary Ann Rossoni, Second Story Graphics 
Cover/Inside Art (watercolors): Patricia Ann Almonte 
Photography: Erin X. Smithers 
Tracks recorded live at St. Kevin Church, Warwick, RI

About Joanne    

A talented songwriter, combined with her gifted voice and wonderful guitar work, will prompt you to chase your dreams and offer a tale or two about ordinary people who, like her, excel and inspire. 

With the release of her 4th full-length album, a gospel album, Crossing Jordan, Joanne Lurgio seeks to offer a bit of comfort & healing through song.  This album is like coming full circle as Joanne tells of her very early singing days back in the 1970’s leading the folk mass at her local church now coming back around with the honor of serving as cantor for funerals & memorial services, bringing comfort through song.  

"Music is powerful, Music is magic ... Music is healing." jmlurgio 

"Joanne is that rare artist that never fails to deliver a great song lyrically, melodically and that voice..that killer voice never fails her
 Jack Gauthier, producer/engineer  

Named Motif Magazine's 2012 Female Vocalist of the Year, Joanne’s recording, Nothing Remains the Same, named Album of the Year 2010 Motif Music Awards was recorded and produced by Mike Dunbar in the heart of music country, Nashville, TN who states: 

"Her songs, singing and guitar work, honed and polished in the venues of New England, have brought her to be voted "Best Singer and Songwriter of 2007 & 2011 by Motif Magazine. Joanne has a distinct Americana feel with New England charm. She moves from country to bluegrass, folk and r&b to gospel, all with a bluesy undertone."  

Joanne has had the great pleasure to share stages with Amy Helm, Vance Gilbert, Cheryl Wheeler, Jon Vezner, Don White and many more. 

(Lurgio) Writing songs of life, love and simply being during our ever-changing lives are bound to make you ask, “Is she talking about me?” 

From the Artist 

"Believe me when I say Crossing Jordan is more than just a new recording project. There is no doubt it was a special calling for me to create some much needed peace & comfort in the best way I know how, through music; even its timing was beyond my control. When you get a “calling” you have to respond. Crossing Jordan is my response to that call. Wishing you Love, Peace & Comfort.


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