Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Sounds Like: something new, Pat Metheny, Lawrence Juber, Terrific acoustic instrumental music.
The LCV Project featuring Lou Vangieri - EASY LISTENING!
“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
- Lao Tzu - Artist CDs available at some performances! Please ask.
Come and enjoy the versatile sounds of acoustic guitarist/instrumentalist Lou Vangieri aka The LCV Project He is a relentlessly creative acoustic-guitarist/songwriter and performer and has been active in the acoustic-music community since the mid-1970’s. With performances at colleges and universities and shows at the legendary Main Point. In addition, during his career, he has opened for Livingston Taylor, Taj Mahal, Ralph Towner and Chris Smither.
He performs an awesome blend of folk, country swing, pop-rocker, traditional, soft jazz, peaceful new age, classical, nostalgia and well written original instrumental works. Taking influences from the Beatles, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Pat Metheny, Laurence Juber, Peter White, Jim Croce, Al Stewart, Alexi de Grassi, Chet Atkins and crafting his own style of rhythmic songwriting. Lou Vangieri is currently actively composing, arranging for guitar, recording and performing in Williamsburg, VA.
Performances given at up-scale restaurants & clubs, festivals, coffeehouses, colleges and universities, regional libraries, tea houses, wineries and outdoor venues.
VA Gazette: "Louis Vangieri performs an eclectic blend of (instrumental) acoustic songs and original works."
For booking info contact Lou Vangieri at LCVProject1@yahoo.com or (757) 253-8810 (voice mail)
Performances – LCV Project
The Williamsburg Regional Library Theater - IN CONCERT, Williamsburg, VA
The Triangle, Williamsburg, VA
The New Town Art Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
The College of William and Mary Muscarelle Museum of Art (Art and Soul Event), Williamsburg,VA
The VA Living Museum, Bacchus Wine and Food Festival, Newport News, VA
The Blue Talon Bistro, Williamsburg, VA
BLING of Williamsburg, VA
Hounds Tail, Williamsburg, VA
The Trellis Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA
Yankee Candle Willliamsburg Village Store (VA Artisans Weekend)
Williamsburg First Night, 2013, 2014 and 2015
The Shops at Kingsmill Holiday Open House, Williamsburg, VA
Yorktown Holiday Open House Riverwalk, Yorktown, VA
The College of William and Mary Bookstore - Barnes and Noble, Williamsburg, VA
Yorktown Market Days, Yorktown, VA
Smithfield Farmer's Market, Smithfield, VA
Waypoint Seafood and Grill Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA
The Farmer's Market at City Center - Oyster Point, Newport News, VA
Aromas Coffeehouse, Williamsburg and Newport News, VA
James City County Parks and Recreation (Family Fun Fest and Harvest Festival)
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce
The Wine and Cheese Shop, Williamsburg, VA
The Coffeehouse, Williamsburg, VA
Paradocx Vineyards, Longwood, PA
Williamsburg Pottery, Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg Farmer’s Market, Williamsburg, VA
Discover Teas, Williamsburg, VA and Newport News, VA
BLING Program at Discover Teas, Newport News, VA
The Capitol Pancake House, Williamsburg, VA (Benefit Concert)
Women’s Center DTCC, Wilmington, DE (High Tea and Fashion Show Programs)
Delaware Technical Community College
The Concept School, Westtown, PA
Thornbury Fall Harvest Program, Thornbury, PA
East Goshen Township Park, East Goshen, PA
Chester County Regional Library, Exton, PA
Community Service Days Program, Exton, PA
Exhibit Opening at the Chester County Regional Library, Exton, PA
Holiday Program at the Chester County Library, Exton, PA
Smithfield Wine and Brew Fest, Smithfield, VA
Historic Hanover Tavern, Hanover, VA
Go Green Expo, Newport News, VA
Watermens Museum, Yorktown, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Music Jamboree, Yorktown, VA
Abbit Planetarium - VA Living Museum, Newport News, VA
1st and 2nd Annual Yorktown Folk Festival, Yorktown, VA
New Kent Winery, New Kent, VA
Heritage Commons, Williamsburg, VA
Occasion for the Arts Festival (2014 and 2015), Williamsburg, VA
Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton and Williamsburg, VA
Mariners Museum and Park, Newport News, VA
Mariners Museum President's Home, Newport News, VA
Norge Depo Association, Toano, VA
Celebrate Yorktown, Summer 2015 and 2016 Concert Series, Yorktown, VA
Colonial Folk Art Gallery and Studio, Williamsburg, VA
Chili Cook Off Yorktown Waterman's Museum, Yorktown VA
Art in the Burg, Williamsburg, VA
VA Watercolor Society, Williamsburg, VA
Wheels and Waves Program for Watermen's Museum, Yorktown, VA
Middle Plantation Club Program, Two Rivers Country Club, Williamsburg, VA
Brass Cannon Brewery, Williamsburg, VA
Upper Shirley Vineyards, Charles City, VA
The Water Street Grille, Yorktown, VA
County Vintage Market, Isle of Wight County Fairgrounds, VA
“Infectious musicality in step with holiday season
Williamsburg resident’s humble demeanor is welcoming and his rich melodies are hypnotic.
By Jon Cawley
Special to the Virginia Gazette
Louis Vangieri possesses a subtle duality that acts like a siren song for fans who have faithfully followed his professional music career for years at Peninsula-area coffeehouses, restaurants and other intimate venues.
The Williamsburg resident’s warm smile and humble demeanor is welcoming. But when he puts pick to steel string on his Martin acoustic guitar, the grin is replaced by introspective intensity and Vangieri showers the audience with rich melodies that ebb and flow, almost hypnotically.
His infectious musicality played out on a recent Saturday afternoon as Vangieri performed acoustic arrangements of holiday favorites at the Hampton History Museum’s Holly Days Open House.”
Jon Cawley - The Virginia Gazette
“We’ve been gifted with some wonderful music for our Holly Days Open House. We have Louis Vangieri - LCV PROJECT closing the event with a great acoustic set. We greatly appreciated Louis Vangieri sharing his talents with us and our guests. It was the perfect way to close a busy day of merriment, and a great way to send folks home with the holiday spirit!”
Hampton History Museum
“The LCV Project/Lou Vangieri has performed at every Yorktown Folk Festival! Lou truly embodies the spirit of the festival.”
Yorktown Folk Festival
“The LCV Project has a new Digital Distribution Album now available on iTunes, Deezer and Spotify
The album is called Introspection. Hope you enjoy!”
Louis C. Vangieri - LCV PROJECT UPDATE
“Come and enjoy the sounds of acoustic-guitarist/instrumentalist Louis C. Vangieri aka The LCV PROJECT. Louis returns to the Ashland Farmers Market this week with a blend of folk, country, swing, pop, traditional, and more, along with original works. He currently operates out of the Williamsburg area. Welcome back Louis.”
Ashland Farmers Market
“Music at the Williamsburg Farmers Market - Saturday, May 26, 2018
LCV Project will be performing from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. LCV Project features Lou Vangieri on acoustic guitar. Lou is a long time market supporter who creates amazing ambiance every time he performs at the market!”
Williamsburg Farmers Market - This Week at the Market
“Thanks so much for playing at the event! It was fantastic all around!”
“Thanks, Lou. You were a wonderful addition to the evening's experience for all attendees!”
Merchants Square Association
Special thanks to the Williamsburg
Library Theater (WLT) for sharing the music of the LCV PROJECT/ Louis Vangieri recently. What a wonderful
concert! Lots of diverse music so well performed on solo acoustic guitar. I found myself humming along with the
terrific tunes, but the best part of the concert was Lou's original works! We are blessed to have a musical venue like the WLT for great artists who live in
Williamsburg. Did I mention that this great musical experience was free. Thank you WLT,”
Last Word - The Virginia Gazette
“Thank YOU! Lou, it was another amazing performance.
Williamsburg Farmers Market”
T.H. - Williamsburg Farmers Market
“You were wonderful as usual and we heard all rave reviews. You are just the BEST partner to the Museum..”
VLM - VLM 2016
“Thank you so very much for your willingness to be the soothing 'dinner music'. You added a great deal to our guests experience. We'll look forward to having you again. Our regards.”
Norge Depot Association
“The guests just loved your music, it was a great addition to the event and having some entertainment downstairs really helped to make the event "Museum-wide". I think this really helped with the flow of the event. You have been such a great partner to the Museum and we really appreciate your generosity. You are certainly a "class
VLM Performance Feedback
“THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
THE LAST WORD
JANUARY 2, 2016
ARTICLE ON THE LCV PROJECT
Was recently visiting Aromas terrific coffeehouse in Williamsburg and had the chance to hear Lou Vangieri / LCVProject performing instrumental holiday tunes on solo acoustic guitar. What a great gift to the Williamsburg community! Thanks to the management of Aromas for bringing Lou in to perform. It was an outstanding night!. Lou will be performing at 1st Night Williamsburg at the Sadler Center Lodge 1 from 6:45 to 8:30 pm. Looking forward to hearing his music once again here in Williamsburg!”
The Last Word - THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
“These days, Louis C. Vangieri channels much of his energy into making music. The 60-year-old Williamsburg resident has been playing music since his youth, toured with a band along the east coast for several years after college, and has played in duos, trios, quartets and quintets. Vangieri, whose goes by the name The LCV Project, now plays a solo act that combines his own rhythm acoustic guitar recordings with live acoustic guitar performances for some unique and unexpected sounds that he compares to two hands that play the two ends of a piano. He wasn't always a full-time musician. Vangieri has degrees in sociology and anthropology, and spent 30 years as a college counselor. But he was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 He fought the battle and won, and several years later he and his wife Lauren decided to retire in Williamsburg, where they had been frequent visitors.”
Christine Sampson - LCV Project Creates Unexpected Acoustic Guitar Sounds
“Thank you for providing your performance during the College Fair in the Library Gallery. Your music provided a nice compliment to the event and a soothing atmosphere in the Gallery. I could hear it in my office and it was wonderful. We appreciate your willingness to share your talent and hope to work with you again in the future.”
Thomas Nelson Community College - Hampton Campus
“On Friday, January 2nd, Louis Vangieri brought his 42 years of acoustical guitar and the musicality which comes with it to Gloucester Arts on Main, which now joins a long list of places where he has given performances. As a relentlessly creative music writer & performer, he has been active in the acoustic-music community since the mid-1970's, with performances at colleges & universities and shows at the legendary Main Point. In addition, during his career, he has opened for Livingston Taylor, Taj Mahal, Ralph Towner & Chris Smither and has performed at upscale clubs & private concerts, outdoor venues, festivals, vineyards & wineries, regional libraries, tea house & coffee houses. There was a select audience on hand to appreciate his music which featured a selection of Christmas music and other favorites of artists who he admired as well as his own compositions. He is creatively a unique musician in that he has refined the sound of his guitar to compliment his playing style.”
“Gloucester Arts on Main will celebrate 2015 on Jan. 2 with a First Friday Performance by acoustical guitarist Louis Vangieri and an exhibit of art by Matteo. Lou Vangieri has been active in the acoustic music community since the mid-1970's with performances at colleges and universities and shows at the legendary Main Point. He has opened for the likes of Livingston Taylor and Taj Mahal and has performed in such venues as clubs, festivals, colleges, vineyards and coffeehouses...”
“THE LCV PROJECT IN CONCERT
Louis C. Vangieri (Solo Acoustic-Guitarist/Instrumentalist)
Need a relaxing break from the world? Take time to enjoy the gentle and relaxing sounds of instrumental acoustic guitar in concert at the Williamsburg Library Theater on Thursday, October 16th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. This is a free concert event, tickets are not needed. Doors open at 7:00 pm. CDs from the artist will be available for purchase. The Williamsburg Library Theater is located on 515 Scotland Street in Williamsburg.
Join Louis C. Vangieri - The LCV Project for a delightful concert experience. As a relentlessly creative musician and performer, he has been active in the acoustic music community since the mid-1970's with performances at colleges and universities and shows at the legendary Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition, during his career, he has opened for notable musicians Livingston Taylor, Taj Mahal, Ralph Towner and Chris Smither,”
Williamsburg Library Theater
“1st Annual Yorktown Folk Festival at the Watermen's Museum.
10 Local Bands and Musicians to perform at the 1st Annual Yorktown Folk Festival. The 1st Annual Yorktown Folk festival will have music for the whole family at this Free outdoor concert event The Festival will present music from 10am – 6pm on three different music stages. Performances by local bands and musicians will include the LCV Project, Fiddler’s Green, Shanty Grass, Carson Hudson, Cindy Warner and Friends, Janie Meneely, Dorian and Stephanie Cleveland, Frank Gleason, Mingo and the Crew of the Pequad, and Field Music Virginia a circa 1790 Fife and Drum Band. Come join us for an exciting day of truly American music on the beautiful shores of the York River. 309 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690757-887-2641Watermens.org”
Yorktown, VA - Watermen's Museum
“The Coffeehouse's 1st Annual Coffeehouse JAMfest in support of cancer awareness. The Jamfest will begin at 9AM to include Music from: The LCV Project & other local groups. There will be raffles and donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit The Kelly Weinberg Foundation. For more information about this event or the non-profit organization call 757-250-3220 Lets come out early to and plan to support our Host who has done so much to support the Williamsburg community.. See you in August!!”
Lou Vangieri/LCV Project - The Coffeehouse 1st Annual JAMfest Cancer Awareness Program August 16
“The Chesapeake Bay Music Jamboree presents an evening Easy Listening Music with the LCV Project featuring Louis Vangieri on Friday May 9 6pm -8pm.
Come and enjoy the versatile sounds of acoustic guitarist/instrumentalist Louis Vangieri. He is a relentlessly creative acoustic-guitarist/songwriter and performer and has been active in the acoustic-music community since the mid-1970’s. He performs a blend of folk, country swing, pop-rocker, traditional, soft jazz, peaceful new age, classical, nostalgia and well written original works. The Museum house band Shanty Grass will open at 6pm to be followed by the LCV project. Join us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.
309 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Tickets at the door: $10 for adults, Children under 14 are free
Reasonably priced family food catered by Carrot Tree Kitchens”
“Thank you very much for your wonderful performance in support of the 2014 Bacchus Wine and Food Festival, Garden of Earthly Delights. You have helped make this event a tremendous success! A sold-out crowd of over 650 attendees ... enjoyed the program”
The Virginia Living Museum
"Enjoy the gentle and relaxing holiday sounds of acoustic guitar in a free concert on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St.
Join Louis C. Vangieri - The LCV Project - for a delightful concert experience that will get you in the holiday mood. As a relentlessly creative musician and performer, Louis has been active in the acoustic music community since the mid-1970's with performances at colleges and universities. During his career, he has opened for notable musicians Livingston Taylor, Taj Mahal, Ralph Towner and Chris Smither.
This concert is free of charge and tickets are not needed. Visit wrl.org/events/concerts for sound clips and more information."
““Visited the Williamsburg Library Theater this past Thursday night and thoroughly enjoyed a free holiday concert with Lou Vangieri/LCV Project on solo acoustic guitar. The performance was superb (loved the video backdrop as well). The Library Theater is such a gem in our city. With so much musical talent in this area, it’s great to have some excellent free concerts.”
The Last Word - "The Virginia Gazette
“Had the opportunity to visit Aromas in town and hear the LCV PROJECT featuring Lou Vangieri on guitar. What a terrific performance! Lou is an outstanding instrumental acoustic guitar soloist. The instrumental arrangements are beautiful. He performs a great variety of musical styles - acoustic, folk, blues, country, bluegrass, Jazz, classical. If you see his name in town, go to see him perform and you'll have a wonderful night. Thanks, Aromas, for bringing him to your outstanding coffeehouse.”
LAST WORD - The Virginia Gazette
“Thank you so much for being a valuable part of our ART and SOUL event. Your magical guitar-playing really added to our musical event ... and the attendees really loved it. We appreciate your participation so much. Thank you!”
Quirks of Art - Art and Soul Event Williamsburg, VA
“3/17/13 - Acoustic Lunch - with guitarist Louis Vangieri performing an eclectic blend of acoustic covers and orginal works. The College of William and Mary Bookstore, Williamsburg VA 1 pm”
The Virginia Gazzette
“Some of the venues performed by the LCV Project
The Williamsburg Regional Library Theater - IN CONCERT, Waypoint Seafood and Grill, The Blue Talon Bistro, Williamsburg First Night, 2013, 2014, Historic Hanover Tavern, New Town Art Gallery, Quirks of Art Event (Muscarelle Museum of Art - William & Mary), 1st Annual Yorktown Folk Festival, New Town Art Gallery, VA Living Museum, Go Green Expo, 1st Annual Jam Fest for Cancer Awareness - The Coffeehouse, The Watermen's Museum, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Smithfield Market Days ... for a more comprehensive listing of performances, view ABOUT and click on FULL BIO on this web page.”
LCV Project - Listing of some of the performances by the LCV Project
“Need a relaxing break from the world? Take time to enjoy the gentle and relaxing sounds of instrumental acoustic guitar in concert.
Join Louis C. Vangieri - The LCV Project - for a delightful concert experience. Free concert on Thursday, April 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater. No tickets needed. 515 Scotland Street”
The Williamburg Regional Library
Come out to the Library after hours to celebrate the new Author Mural in the Chester County Library. Meet local Chester County authors and hear readings from their personal favorites. The following Authors will be available for book signings; Jen Bryant, Alex Brown, Lisa Loeb, Kerry Luksic, Bruce Mowday and Gene Pisasale. Books will be available for purchase.
Acoustic music will be provided by Louis Vangieri, The LCV Project and refreshments will be served to make this an extra special evening.
By Chester County Library Exton - Library Mural Celebration for Chester County Authors Facebook Page
“Vangieri Will Offer Concert
Acoustic-guitarist/instrumenatlist Louis Vangieri will perform on Monday, April 16, from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Chester County Regional Library in the Struble Room...
Vangieri has been active in the acoustic music community since the mid-1970's, offering performances at colleges and universities and shows at the legendary Main Point. He performs a blend of folk, swing, traditional, soft jazz, blues, classical and nostalgia as well as original works. His influences include The Beatles, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Pat Metheny, Laurence Juber, Peter White, and Al Stewart. Vangieri is currently actively composing, arranging for guitar, recording, and performing.”
West Chester Community Courier