Won't Ever Quit's first purpose was to serve as a theme song for the Gloria Gemma Breast Resource Foundation 4th Annual 5k, but my hope is that she will reach far beyond and offer comfort by shining light, inspiration & hope on those going through a difficult struggle to know "In the light of this love you don't walk alone and for this we Won't Ever Quit"
“I wanted the Gloria Gemma 5K to be more than just another event. My goal was to create something that felt like a hug, something familiar and comforting that delivered a message of hope. I believe Joanne captured that in this world’s universal language-music.” Lynn Simon; Strategic Partnerships & Gloria Gemma 5K Coordinator
My musical vision came to fruition and was blessed when i was joined in the studio by friends, family, cancer survivors, all singing in support , singing in celebration of their own triumph and singing in memory of "those we will never forget" ~ Feel the love in their voices.
Won’t Ever Quit ©Joanne Lurgio, BMI
Words & Music by Joanne Lurgio
Vocals & Guitar ~ Joanne Lurgio
Keyboard & Accordian ~ John Juxo
Bass ~ Henry Peter
Recorded &Engineered by Anthony Marrapese, Reel to Reel Recording Studio, Cranston, RI
Mastering Engineer ~ John Mailloux, Bongo Beach Productions, Fall River, MA
Special thanks to all the Gloria Gemma Singers who added their beautiful voices to the chorus
Friends of Gloria Gemma ~ Sally Binegar, Gladys Ellen, Nanette Gallagher, Kelly Gilheeney, Lisa Gleason, Jane Iannetta, Meri Kennedy, Carol Killeen, Chris Landry,
Heidi Martini Morgan, Rodney K Morton, Susan Pasch, Henry J Peter, Patricia Rajotte, Ronnee Ringquist, Lynn Simon, Rosamary Susin, Joanna Susin, Donna Tschuta, Patricia Van Hoolandt, Jeanne Vetter, Linda Young
Bay View Academy, under the direction of Mrs. Christine Kavanagh & Miss. Diane Gualtieri ~ Faith Allen, Jensen Coppa, Catherine Donnelly, Alex Duprey, Rachelle Faria,
Brianna Feld, Sarah Finnerty, Victoria Furtado, Sally Holtz, Kristian Horan, Liz Kolakowski, Jenna Krapf, Kate Laliberte, Samantha Lindimore, Brittany Lizzote, Camilla Macera, Edy Macera, Bianca McAfee, Angelica McAfee, Devon Medeiros, Victoria Milhomens, Alison Muruszack, Seraphina Negash, Olivia O'Connor, Mariela O'Neill, Anwuli Onyejose, Liz Riccio, Laura Rubino, Kate Rubino, Hannah Shea, Ziyu(Fiona) Ye
Bishop Hendricken Young Men's Chorus, under the direction of Mary Jo Gambardella & Richard Sylvia, Director of Arts ~ Mathew Ciociola, Greg Coppotelli, Josh D'Ambra,
Tristan Dominquez, Zachary Mumbauer, Gage Powell, Cameron Smith, Richie Sylvia, Derek Vadnais, Michael Villanueva
Joanne Lurgio ~ a talented songwriter, combined with her gifted voice and wonderful guitar work, will prompt you to chase your dreams and offer a tale or two about ordinary people who, like her, excel and inspire. Her songs, singing and guitar work, honed and polished in the venues of New England, have a distinct Americana feel with New England charm. She moves from country to bluegrass, folk and r&b to gospel, all with a bluesy undertone. A hard-hitting voice that fills the room with original songs that will awaken your soul with visions of life's great" moments.
Writing songs of life, love and simply being during our ever changing lives; bound to make you ask, “Is she talking about me?”