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It's Never Too Late: Lisa Matassa

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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 being an opera singer and her 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.

She was introduced to the world under the stage name Lysa Lynn at 19 when she signed to independent record label Emergency Records, which specialized in producing 1980s dance-pop sensations like recording artist Shannon’s dance anthem, "Let the Music Play."  Two singles released, 1987’s "I’ve Got The Hots For You" and 1988’s "Rock Me Baby," where Lisa received national AND international airplay, reaching Top 10 on the Dance Music Charts and performing with great artists like Taylor Dayne, Brenda K. Starr, Judy Tores and TKA. While she had success in the dance-pop genre, Lisa was country at heart and desired a more edgy and soulful sound.

Leaving the music industry behind to settle into her role as a wife and mother on New York’s Long Island, Lisa is now prepping for her long awaited, upcoming country debut with the release of her LP.

Classically trained by opera coach Flora Dane and influenced by Streisand, Patsy Cline and Elvis, Lisa has a unique sound of country with a hint of rock she calls, "Long Island Country". She's been compared to Wynonna Judd, Celine Dion and Heart’s Ann Wilson.