/pressThis Australian songwriter has a life story that could easily grace the silver screen, from acapella busking in Kings Cross, Sydney, to hanging out with Debbie Harry at SXSW, playing CBGB’s in NYC as well as living in both New York City and Austin, Texas for many years, before returning home to Australia. With a delightfully unusual voice, part world-weary howl and part youthful exuberance, and a catalog of powerful songs, she will have you swaying and hollering.

Press Reviews


"Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition." Emily Ritchie -The Australian

“Lisa Richards Returns To Her Roots With Luminous New Album A Light From The Other Side” Rhythms Magazine

low-key singer-songwriter meets old-fashioned popular song...quiet elegance...” - Bernard Zuel Sydney Morning Herald

I absolutely love your voice!! It's soothing and very clear. It reminds me of things that make me happy. Your voice just brings joy and happiness” - Rose Branch — FB Messenger

“It made me cry  - it punched my heart in the best of ways”  Mathew Brockman - FB messenger

“It's honestly mindblowing, I absolutely love it”  Brianna Pinnick - FB messenger


  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival  
  • Rocky Mountains Folk festival  
  • Merlefest  
  • Kerrville Folk Festival  
  • CMJ  NYC  
  • SXSW Austin Texas  

Shared the stage with CW Stoneking, Michelle Shocked, Chris Whitley, Toni Childs, Tab Benoit, Jimmy La Fave, Jefferson StarShip, Paul Kelly, Diana Jones, Emily Barker, Slaid Cleaves, Daryl Braithwaite, Fanny Lumsden, Kingswood .

Some of the other notable venues I have played include Club Passim, Eddie's Attic , The Sunrise Theatre Fl, Cactus Cafe Austin Tx, Antones Austin Tx, CBGB's NYC, The Bitter End NYC, Tramps NYC, Lonestar Cafe, Thread gills, The Mercury Lounge, Canberra Theatre, Street Theatre, Santa Monica Pier.