"Americana/singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio's music is deeply-marinated in her Texas-upbringing and salted by the folk/jazz scene of the Northeast. Inspired or cursed by her Texas roots, a screwed up love life & maybe a happy hour or two in there!”
With a perspective equally influenced by her Texas roots and her Cape Cod home, singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio has emerged as one of the finest talents in the east coast music scene. After a decade with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic-pop band to which she added fiddle and vocals, she’s now embarked on a solo career that draws on her East Texas roots for an Americana-tinged flavor of folk.
Releasing her second full-length album in the fall of 2019, Monica’s songs are often autobiographical yet delivered through a fictional approach --whether using a trademark sense of humor or with such striking honesty that the pain in her voice is tangible. Her debut album, aptly named "Washashore Cowgirl," is a testament to the relationships she has forged with many artists over the years, featuring Raul Malo (The Mavericks), Mark Erelli, Sierra Hull, Abbie Gardner & Molly Venter (Red Molly), Tim Chaisson (The East Pointers), Brittany Haas (Hawktail), and Laney Jones.