First album 'Slipstream' captured a very acoustic sound, close to Lisa's wonderful live performance and garnered press acclaim and her first airplay on BBC Radio 2 with the touching piano ballad 'Be Around'. 'Lost Again', produced by Gabriel Minnikin, a former member of acclaimed Canadian alt-country band, The Guthries, took her blend of exquisitely melodic country pop to another level with beautiful lush arrangements and an increase in instrumentation. The album received even more airplay on Bob Harris's Friday and Saturday shows and on radio stations throughout Europe and the US. It also received great print reviews and made the Top 50 Americana albums at Americana UK.
The acclaimed 'Dragonfly' was also featured in an independent film in LA. The album closed with her live heartfelt version of Neal Casal's 'Fell on Hard Times' which also received many plays on Bob Harris. 'Lost Again – The Acoustic Sessions’ was released afterwards and is an album only available via iTunes. 'The limited edition album includes the original live studio versions of the songs from Lost Again. Beautifully recorded, the songs truly reveal Lisa's soulful and powerful voice with just acoustic guitar and touches of mandolin and is a wonderful chance to hear the songs from Lost Again in their original form and includes a rare bonus track 'Changing Times'. Third album 'Clouds with Silver' was co-produced with respected NY musician and producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson) Like Lisa’s previous albums, Clouds with Silver is available on iTunes, Amazon, Fish Records and distributed through Proper Distribution who feel it is ‘a very strong and confident piece of work that deserves to be heard’.
It has earned even more glowing press reviews, airplay on BBC Radio 2 and other radio shows and been the most successful release to date. In December Lisa was made Artist to Watch at Acoustic Café, radio’s best international showcase for acoustic music. Also in December her rare, previously unreleased acoustic version of a Nick Drake song, 'Voice from the Mountain' appeared on the digital version of an amazing benefit compilation ‘Blue Skies, Daisy Days’ out on US label Planting Seeds Records. Following a publishing deal with a much respected publishers in New York City, Lisa moved to the US and has been performing showcases, recording brand new material and continuing to earn new fans on either side of the pond.
March 2010 saw her first UK solo headlining tour and a second invite to do a live session and interview on the Bob Harris Show. January 2011 saw the release of Lisa’s first live album, the digital only release ‘Lisa Redford Live’ recorded during Lisa’s homecoming Norwich Arts Centre concert which was part of the UK headline tour. Captivating a packed audience with just her stunning voice and skilled guitar playing ’Live’ takes the listener on a warm and intimate music journey combining material from the three studio albums and brand new songs, the melodic and instantly hooky ‘Music and the Mountains’ and ‘Love won’t let me Go’. 2012 sees the release of a brand new EP 'Reminders' recorded in Brooklyn, NYC with Jeff Hill a respected and incredibly talented musician who has also played with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Neal Casal and Erin McKeown. As well as playing his consummate electric and double bass, Jeff contributes keyboards, cello and backing vocals.
All tracks also feature acclaimed keyboardist Didi Gutman, composer and arranger for the Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian Girls. Lisa's words about the release and working with Jeff: "he really understood where I was coming from musically and I'm so happy with how it sounds. As with all my material, the songs really come from the heart and these really represent where I am musically right now. There's a theme running through of reflecting and looking back with a couple of the songs certainly inspired about my time in NYC." "Live, her voice really has immense power yet great control too and reminds me of the same heart worn tender vibrato of a young Emmylou Harris.
Lisa's voice is purer with a warm timbre, but has that same raw emotion in her voice that makes you feel she has lived through all the heartbreak she sings and writes about." Live Review at Americana U For further information on Lisa Redford, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.lisaredford.com www.facebook.com/lisaredfordmusic www.myspace.com/lisaredford www.youtube.com/lisaredfordmusic www.reverbnation.com/lisaredfordmusic www.twitter.com/lisaredford www.thesixtyone.com/lisaredford Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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