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.
Reyna's new album Coalyard Of Dreams releases April 2021 with 9 original tracks and a full lineup of stellar accompaniment including the legendary Todd Hobin on title track.
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 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
An angelic voice, kind and gentle smile, awesome lyrics, too - Reyna puts beautiful songs in the air! Michelle Connelly, director Earlville Opera House
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)