upcoming show: February 19
Mary Ann Rossoni and the Rossonians
with special guests Caroline Doctorow & the Steamrollers
Stone Soup (celebrates 30 years!)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place
Pawtucket, RI, 02860
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stone Soup Coffeehouse
Stone Soup on FaceBook
Rossoni: A Road Well Traveled Brings Her Home
If you ask Mary Ann Rossoni about her 25 year music career, she’ll say she’s finally arrived! It has taken her years to get to where she is today–happily painting and writing songs in her Pawtucket office.
Though she tried to make it on the folk circuit, she’ll say she never “made it” in a traditional sense. Or as she put it, “they just never let me in.” Yet, for many of those years, Mary Ann Rossoni performed her music touring in the best venues this country has to offer.
Having been lauded in many newspapers and magazines, including among others Performing Songwriter to People magazine, for her self-released CDs she has also been invited to be the supporting act for countless national performers. Mary Ann is a seasoned, well-traveled performing songwriter and has been on roads well worth traveling.
As much as she loves performing, and is fortunate to have a band that feels the same way about her work and their own musical contribution, things are shifting–other musicians are now taking note and recording her tunes.
In the past NBC 10 included a song co-written by Mary Ann and fellow songwriters Deb Dovale and Betsy MacLean in an Emmy nominated documentary on homelessness. But more recently, and locally, Jesse Liam has recorded one of her tunes and has co-written another another with Mary Ann for his upcoming release. And, on a soon to be released CD, national touring performer Caroline Doctorow has recorded one of Mary Ann’s tunes as well.
Mary Ann and her band the Rossonians are featured at Stone Soup Coffeehouse on February 19 and she has invited special guests Caroline Doctorow and the Steamrollers as well as Jesse Liam to be part of the show. Mary Ann is excited to hear what they have done with her tunes and she hopes you will join her to give a listen.