“Harmonious, melodic, smooth, bluesy, funky, rootsy…”
– Pull Press

“Rootsy folk musing with the refreshing warmth of a well-recorded acoustic guitar…
and crystalline vocal harmonies that sound like angels tapping in on a radio signal.”

– Listen.com

“Phenomenal musicianship and top-notch songwriting!”
– Loosey Lucy E-Zine

In The Rough (Lisa Brigantino, Lori Brigantino and Susan Haefner) has been singing their unique brand and blend of three-part harmony (accompanying themselves with a number of different instruments including guitars, ukulele, accordion, percussion and more) since their days as students together at the State University of New York College at Fredonia.  The self-contained trio has performed at a variety of notable venues including music clubs & theaters (The Cutting Room, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Arlene’s Grocery, Speakeasy, Eight Mile and others in NYC), as well as coffeehouses and house concerts in the Tri-State area, Western New York and New England.  The trio has also appeared on all three of Lisa Brigantino’s commercially released albums A Brooklyn Night, Wonder Wheel and I’ll Waltz Before I Go.  

In addition to Lisa’s original tunes, In The Rough performs their own special take on cover songs that run the gamut of genres and musical styles from folk and a cappella to country, old-time, pop/rock, novelty and more. There is something for everyone at an In The Rough performance and fans range in age from 8 to 80.

A little bit about the members of In The Rough:

Lisa Brigantino is an award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. The Daily Country says of her latest album I’ll Waltz Before I Go, “Throughout the thirteen tracks, Lisa seamlessly blends genres from Folk to Americana, Country, Rock, and Old-Time, even incorporating some Gypsy-Jazz for good measure.” Lisa is also a former original member of Lez Zeppelin, the world’s first all girl, all Led Zeppelin tribute band and toured internationally playing A-list venues and festivals with the band for a number of years playing bass, bass pedals, keys, mandolin and doing backup vocals. Lisa left the band in 2009 to focus on her own original music.

Lori Brigantino is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. She can be heard singing harmonies and playing various instruments on I’ll Waltz Before I Go and her vocals can be heard on Wonder Wheel as well as Lisa’s first album, A Brooklyn Night.  Lori and Lisa often perform together as a duo. In addition, Lori is a trained actor with Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, TV & award winning film credits. She and Lisa also have an original wacky musical-comedy act called The Vickie & Nickie Show that they have performed in many NYC clubs and theaters as well as regionally.

Susan Haefner is a singer, actor, director, choreographer, teacher, producer (Little Yellow House Studio) and arts administrator that has worked on Broadway, national and international tours, at Disney World, and at regional theaters across the United States. In addition to her ongoing actor and director career, Susan is a Vermont Arts Council Teaching Artist; teaching at Mountain School at Winhall, Weston Theater Company, New England Youth Theatre, Compass School, Rutland High School, Mount Holly School and Cavendish Elementary. 


“Don’t Say It At All”

“Monday Comes Too Soon”

“Mr. Sellack”


“I Gotta Find Me Somethin'”

“Free Verse”







For booking and other inquiries, please contact In The Rough HERE.