Kim Ward and Garth Sandiford interview the amazing Lisa Matassa as she talks about her
career and latest album “Sunrise Highway”.
Rising superstar and sweetheart Lisa Matassa is putting Long Island, New York on the country music map as she emerges on the music scene once again in an unprecedented comeback story for a forty something wife and mother of two teenagers. Her journey began singing in her bedroom into her hair brush to the likes of Barbra Streisand, Loretta Lynn and Debbie Boone. With her great grandmother an opera singer and mother a background vocalist in a Doo-Wop group, Matassa was destined to be a powerful performer. After noticing her talent, her parents began taking her to perform in front of live audiences at different clubs and concert halls.
Her album, Sunrise Highway is an inspired musical compilation of strong, rock-based empowering songs with country undertones. Lisa’s album was produced by LMA Productions under the direction of Tony Bruno (Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias), Joey Sykes (Meredith Brooks, Third Eye Blind, Don Henley), and songwriting collaborations with legendary country music writer Don Rollins (It’s Five O’clock Somewhere). Much of the album was originally composed and written in Nashville. Studio time was split between Jim “Moose” Brown’s (co writer of Alan Jackson’s duet with Jimmy Buffet with “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” and Co-Producer on Jamey Johnson’s album “That Lonesome Song”) studio in Nashville and the legendary Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York where Long Island music legends like Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Taylor Dayne, as well as musical icons like Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Celine Dion have also recorded. Lisa’s second single, Wouldn’t You Like To Know the first track on the album, was added to country radio station playlists on February 27, 2012 and is currently climbing the charts.Sat, June 23, 2012 1:00PM