Lourdes Pita, of Hispanic heritage, picked up the guitar when she was nine years old. Her mother, the internationally acclaimed Cuban poet in exile, Juana Rosa Pita, taught her how to play the guitar and to sing Spanish and English folk songs. Lourdes studied classical music throughout elementary school and high school and played with the orchestra as second chair flute. It wasn’t until her last year of high school that she realized writing songs and performing was her true passion. Playing flute, bass and guitar, she performed with several bands in the Miami area before she set out on her own in 1986.
Lourdes went from her first full time gig in a small pub in Stuart Florida to the streets of New England and has since appeared on television for an After School Special episode where she played bass in an all girl high school band, and opened up for such big name acts as Livingston Taylor and Patty Larkin.
Sinking deep roots into the New England soil and the streets of Boston, she acquired numerous devoted fans. Since arriving in Boston, Lourdes has released three self-produced cassettes, which have all sold out and received favorable reviews from music critics. Now is the Time, the title track from her first CD in 1994, received extensive airplay from local college radio stations. It was also very well received in Spain, where it got regular airplay in Barcelona. It was also aired in Prague, and has gotten continuous airplay alongside Gloria Estefan’s “Reach” in the Czech Republic.
With her second CD, In Control released in November of 2001, Lourdes plays all the acoustic guitars, a lot of the electric guitars and writes, produces and arranges all the songs. Her CD release concerts were a huge success and the CD received crtical acclaim as well.
In 2005 Now is the Time; (the anthem title track to her first CD) was chosen for a compilation CD out of Canada entitled “Peace Songs For a Better World Volume II”. It was released in February of 2006 and is currently getting worldwide airplay.
Lourdes Pita’s album Seize the Dream, released in 2006, featured 13 new songs intended to capture the spirit of life in all of us. This collection of original songs was meant to help remind listeners how important it is never to give up and always keep dreams alive. As with the two preceding albums, Lourdes once again inspired listeners with themes of hope, love and peace.
In the spring of 2010 Lourdes released her most ambitious and eclectic album to date, House of Light, and will be performing at many venues in its promotion.