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Featured Artist.....07/04/2017 - Lisa Richards

Songs of longing, loss, love and hope. In the tradition of  classic songwriters, singers and street performers through the ages ...from Fado to Jazz to Bluegrass to Blues. An exquisite mash up of Edith Piaf, Billie Holliday, Bjork and Patti Griffin.  She's toured solo in the USA, Europe and Australia and been praised by music industry tastemakers.

Life in Australia, Austin Texas and New York City have all shaped the sounds and songs of Lisa Richards. Born and raised in Townsville North Queensland, Lisa lived in NYC and AUSTIN Texas for 22 years.  

Highlights of her time in The USA include touring with folk legend Michelle Shocked as well as performing at the following festivals in the USA:  Kerrville Folk Festival. Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival,  Merlefest. Some time ago she returned home and now lives in Australia's capital Canberra and has just released 1st Australian Made CD "A Light From The Other Side"  produced by Greg J Walker ( Machine Translations, Paul Kelly, CW Stoneking) 

With sharp observations, humour and a ferociously sweet voice, she explores the complexities of life through a mongrel mix of guitar-based folk, blues, roots and jazz.

Beating of the Sun - New Reviews
LISA RICHARDS  (Independent) **** SOME voices pierce your heart. 

"Townsville-born Lisa Richards has an idiosyncratic wail that is girlish and fragile yet fierce and direct. Richards, who is back in Australia after 20 years in the US, recorded this, her fifth album, in Austin, Texas. It is a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing with arresting arrangements based on folk, blues and European chanson styles. The ominous First Sin and harrowing Into Graves are poetic observations of the dehumanising nightmare of the Holocaust and the terrible compromises people made to survive. In the pulsating title track featuring a simple blues riff and trudging rhythm, Richards describes walking into a heatwave to ''melt the grief still clinging to my bones''. Richards' vocals and acoustic guitar drive proceedings. When drums, organ, upright bass, cello, accordion and organ are added, it makes for a strikingly original and beautiful album."

David Costello –  Brisbane Courier Mail - Saturday May 5th 2013 

"Lisa Richards' fifth release is an absolutely riveting piece. Her lyrics are well crafted and insightful, allowing you to dive inside her thoughts and envision everything she has. Exploring a variety of subject angles throughout this collection, Richards stellar second track in particular titled What Love Looks, is a beautifully soft outsiders perspective of love. Other notable songs include the sultry and slightly funky title track, Beating of The Sun, and the very moving Holocaust-inspired fourth track First Sin. Take a dive into this album, it's well worth it! (CD)"    

Chelsea Deeley    www.altmedia.net.au 

A LIGHT FROM THE OTHER SIDE REVIEWS

Lisa Richard's voice is delightfully unusual. At first it is jarring, piercing against the otherwise dulcet jazz, folk and bluesy feel emanating from her music, but slowly the timbre reveals its delicate duplicity. On the one hand Richards sounds like a sweet young girl who is trying to find her place in the world. On the other, she sounds commanding and confident. It makes for truly stimulating listening...Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition.
Emily Ritchie   The Australian (complete review)

 

 

  

The Teacher

Yes you can study with Lisa. 22 years of experience teaching voice, guitar and songwriting in New York City, Austin Texas and Australia, have given her a widappreciation for the gifts that each person brings to their lessons. “My job is to bring out the best in you, to challenge you, inspire you
and to guide you on your musical path and to give you the tools that you need to get to where YOU want to go" 

Lisa currently resides in Canberra Australia and teaches workshops and one on one, locally, nationally and internationally, in person and via Skype.
Go to the Lessons and Workshops for more information.

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