Ava Della Pietra just released a new live version of her track, “long way home.” Check out the full track and review below!
Ava Della Pietra’s Background
One of Ava’s earliest memories of performing in public was singing Somewhere over the Rainbow at the tender age of four. Looking back, the ‘dreams that she dreamed of’ really have come true. By six, she had a theatrical agent, and at seven, she performed in 27 cities as Little Cosette with the 25th Anniversary National touring production of Les Misérables.
Soon after, Ava toured for two months in White Christmas and by ten she began a two-year run on Broadway as a member of the original cast of School of Rock. During her time on Broadway, Ava performed at the Tony Awards, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and in front of countless audience members (including the likes of Barbra Streisand and Andrew Lloyd Webber himself).
After School of Rock, Ava knew she was ready to produce, release and perform her own music. So continued Ava’s incredible musical journey. She connected with producer Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson, Beyoncé) and had the amazing opportunity to work with him in the UK. The results were three songs Ava’s listeners have embraced: Optimist (which reached #50 on the Top 40 radio chart), Christmas Tonight, and Home.
As she now embarks on the next chapter of her musical career, Ava is focusing on a more acoustic path for her upcoming releases. Ava is setting her sights high, working again with Hicks as well as producers Steven Martinez, Adrian Gurvitz (Andra Day, Ziggy Marley), Ava has written over 80 songs, 32 while quarantining with her family on Long Island. “My creativity was really flowing; all my emotions manifested themselves into new lyrics”.
The new live version of, “long way home,” is really well done. The backing track/instrumentals are beautiful and compliment her vocals completely. She has such a strong voice that puts the emotion at the forefront of the song. She does a great job at showing off her vocals, all while telling the story of the song. With it being a live version, it is more vulnerable than the studio recording, which is refreshing. Make sure to add this one to your playlists.
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Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town. He moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.