**** (4 stars) SOME voices pierce your heart..... a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing with arresting arrangements based on folk, blues and European chanson styles... it makes for a strikingly original and beautiful album. David Costello Brisbane Courier Mail
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 Patty Griffin. She's toured solo in the USA, Europe and Australia and been praised by music industry tastemakers.
Lisa Richards’s voice is delightfully unusual. Her work is as diverse as it is personal. From stories about her teenage step kids to rediscovering her life in Australia, the only thing that stays consistent is the heartfelt emotion instilled in Richard’s fiercely unique voice. Shaped by her childhood in Townsville North Queensland, as well as long stints in New York City and Austin Texas she straddles the musical worlds of folk, jazz and blues.
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.
An Independent artist, she has released and toured 6 albums internationally. Her critically acclaimed 6th CD, "A Light From The Other Side" was recorded and produced in Australia by Greg J Walker ( Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, CW Stoneking) She returned home to Australia after falling in love and now lives in our nation's capital.
With sharp observations, humor and a ferociously sweet voice, she explores the complexities of life through a mongrel mix of guitar-based folk, blues, roots and jazz.
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