Reyna Stagnaro is a singer/songwriter worthy of a good listen. Raised in the Midwest now living in the Northeast, her songs ring of hill and heartland, a place she knows well. Her voice, distinctive and enchanting, has an infectious purity that feels welcoming and familiar. Her mandolin and tenor guitar add a timeless rural sound.
Reyna's lyrics capture the peace of a life lived close to the the land - a place we long for and so are quickly taken in. Her music has a graceful lyricism and honest simplicity - her view of the world is open, direct, and refreshing.
The songs are a journey and in the end there is a melody and message that will stay with you, a place you will enjoy revisiting again and again. Her 2015 release Painted Hills featuring 14 original tracks with accompaniment by world-class guitarist Loren Barrigar and other stellar backup is available on iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, and Amazon.
Reyna performs solo and in her long-standing, popular acoustic duo Dove Creek in Central New York. Her music has been played on Public Radio programs Common Threads (WAER) and Bluegrass Ramble (WCNY).
Her next album, Coalyard Of Dreams, is scheduled for release November 2019 with a full lineup of stellar accompaniment including the legendary Todd Hobin on title track.
Her voice opened my mind; her songs opened my heart. Her music spun me around and directed me to a more positive place. Thank you, Reyna - I love it! ~ Dusty Pascal, award winning Songwriter
I became a fan of Reyna's the first time I heard her sing. Wonderful story songs; Reyna paints pictures with words. Beautiful mandolin and tenor guitar; a unique, recognizable sound. Nicely done! ~ Todd Hobin, founder of the legendary Todd Hobin Band
Reyna's music is down home, countryside folk, performed with a rustic storytelling flare that delights and entertains. ~ Mike Jaquays, Utica Observer Dispatch
There is a feeling of open space in Reyna's songs. Uncluttered. Expansive.
~ Joe Crookston, Folk Alliance Album Of The Year
She writes and sings from the heart, with a style all her own. ~ John Price, Steeple Coffee House
Her sound is pure and true with a polished, raw quality that takes you away to a place only Reyna can take you to. ~ Maka Rouge, L.A. Singer/Songwriter
Her songs will melt your heart. Her voice is incredibly sweet and unique. Beautiful music!
~ Shirley Stevens, band leader of Diamond Someday
No one writes songs like this anymore - and it's a cryin' shame! Great music! ~ Ron Keck, Owner/engineer at SubCat Studios
Her voice is disarming, pure and light. Her songs reflect a gentle heart. ~ David Antonini, guitarist
I love the timbre of her voice and instrument. Beautiful melodies with a relaxing 'backyard' feel and lyrics that come from the heart. Refreshing! ~ Just Joe (Joe Altier)