Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio
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In a crowd of teenagers, Vanessa Campagna is no different. She goes to school, loves to shop and lives to hang out with her friends. But put her on stage behind a microphone and in front of a crowd and she becomes a dynamic performer with stage maturity that belies her youth. At 17, it is her commanding presence and explosive stage personality that has made her a fan favorite and has catapulted her to national attention. She has performed with some of the greatest artists in the music industry such as Reba, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Kelly Pickler, Jimmy Wayne, Tricia Yearwood, and Dierks Bentley. Vanessa, proving her versatility, has also performed with rockers Rick Springfield and Donnie Iris and has sung with some of televisions hottest young actors & musicians such as Drake Bell from the “Drake and Josh Show”, Everlife, A.J. Trauth, T-Squad and Triple Image from the Disney Channel.

Her poise and talent has gained her respect among our countries top symphonies. So much so, she has toured on numerous occasions with multi-award winning composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch conducting our National Symphony in Washington, DC, the Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony and the world renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. According to Mr. Hamlisch, “Vanessa is the real deal.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said after one of her shows, “…the blossoming star power and whopping voice of young Vanessa Campagna shined brightly.”

Many have seen Vanessa on WPXI-TV, while others have heard her on Froggy Radio’s Hometown Radio and Lite Rock 92.9. Her appearances in the B.E. Taylor Christmas Specials were quite the delight while her own headlined concerts have become highly anticipated annual events throughout the region. In the words of the Buffalo News after a “Holiday Pops” performance, “Vanessa is a precociously gifted vocal powerhouse and a mature singer reminiscent of a young Celine Dion.”

In 2008, Vanessa released her sophomore CD, “Can You Hear Me Now” which showcased her dynamic vocals and sassy style. Recorded in Nashville, this full length CD allowed her the opportunity to add “songwriter” to her list of accomplishments. Two songs she penned herself, “Neighbor Boy” and “Do You Like” are on the CD. “Neighbor Boy”, released on video, is the wishful thinking of a young girl that her crush, the older “neighbor boy”, would notice her.

Just imagine a young lady with all the ambition in the world. She is on a major highway to success. In the words of many, “You can try and slow Vanessa down, but you”ll never be able to stop her.” In Vanessa’s book, “Dreams” are meant to come true!!!

For more on Vanessa and her music, visit her online at or Vanessa Campagna at MySpace

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