New Video Preview, Podcast Special, Latest Column and Free Downloads!

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Hi everyone! Had a beautiful day last week on the coast filming a brand new music video. Excited to share a little preview

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Discussing some great duets, who they were written for and some of my personal favourites. What are your favourite duet songs?

Featured Artist Podcast

Was lovely to be the featured artist on a recent Journey of Discovery podcast. Also includes music by some of my favourite artists and inspirations including Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Kathleen Edwards, Hem, Mindy Smith, Tift Merritt and Josh Rouse. Big thanks to Linda Conway.

Free Downloads!

Just recorded a live acoustic cover of this lovely Elbow song from the latest album.

Also, a free download of an Arctic Monkeys song, ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ from ‘AM’

Slipstream Reissued on Proper

My debut album ‘Slipstream’ described by Bob Harris as a ‘beautiful debut album’ has been reissued, now available on iTunes with Proper Music Distribution.

 

Record Store Day – New Videos and Great Review

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Hope you had a wonderful Record Store Day and went out to support your local independent record shops (as well as purchasing some cool music!). Had a great time playing at David’s Music. I was given such a warm welcome and thanks to everyone who came out. With owner Andy:

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Big thanks especially to country music blog 4000 Miles to Nashville for this great review and also for filming ‘Wildfire’. Check out the review here

I also put together this fun highlights video of my day behind the scenes:

As you all know, I love talking about songwriting and thanks to Ben Williams for interviewing me for his cool songwriting blog. Talking about my writing process as well as my favourite songs and writers here

Exciting also to have more airplay on Amazing Radio. ‘Carolina Rain’ from latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ was played on excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ this weekend. Playlist here

 

Happy Valentines Day! New Compilation of Love Songs Available!

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Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines Day! Now available ‘The Sweetest Dream’ a new compilation of acoustic love songs at my Bandcamp page. The tracks are a mixture of songs from my 3 studio albums plus some live studio versions. Enjoy! xx

Sound and Vision Conference, Latest Column, ‘Dragonfly’ in US Fundraising Video

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Had a great time this weekend playing a headline slot at Norwich Sound and Vision Conference at the Bicycle Shop. Also saw lots of terrific showcases including a fantastic night hosted by the excellent music blog Alphabet Bands. It featured Wayfarers, Strangers and Curxes who I really enjoyed. Here’s me with the wonderful Tom Robinson after his set. I also saw some interesting panels and Tom gave great advice during his sessions on making money from music and funding rock n roll.

Honoured that my songs ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘So Many Words’ have been chosen for the annual promotional and fundraising video for this summer camp in Michigan. Camp Michitanki is for children who have received organ transplants and really makes a difference in their lives. Thank you guys for this beautiful video!

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online. This month I discuss the songwriting process itself – with some insights into my own songwriting, plus some tips from some of my favourite writers like Dolly Parton, Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Neil Young! Thanks everyone for reading it and all the kind words. Any ideas for topics for future columns always appreciated.

Brand New Song, Tracks of My Teens and an 80’s Cover

Excited to share a new video! trying out a brand new original Americana tune ‘Another Place and Time’ Hope you enjoy!

I think everyone knows I love talking about music and my favourite artists, here’s a brand new interview with the excellent music blog Alphabet Bands Find out what tracks inspired me growing up!

Talking of music I love, here’s my acoustic cover of a great 80’s song by OMD. Always loved the lyrics to this one.

A Festival Weekend and New Features!

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Excited to play 2 festivals last weekend. First up was the lovely boutique music and poetry festival Gypsy In The Field which was absolutely lovely with a great friendly vibe. Then on Sunday it was Homegrown Music Festival, a great new festival supporting talented artists in the Eastern region. Again, everyone was so welcoming and up for a fun time. Roll on next summer!

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Rocking the main stage at Gypsy (above) and on the acoustic stage for Homegrown (below).

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Here’s a new interview I did to promote the Homegrown Music Festival. Talking about Bob Harris, New York and more. Big thanks to InSuffolk

Really cool to see I’m on the playlist & home page of this cool French website. Magnifique! Lisa Redford – Web-TV – La musique avant tout 

An English translation of a recent cool French article. Huge thanks to Claude!

New Video ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’ Ukulele cover and Latest Column ‘Face-to-Face Networking’

Brand new video! Singing one of my favourite songs on ukulele. Thanks to the brilliant Claudia Taveira Photography for filming:

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Photo from on the way to film the video with my lovely Luna ukulele 

Plus here’s my latest column for Songwriting Magazine, tips on face-to-face networking for aspiring songwriters. My experience of going to the recent Americana Music UK conference made me think about how nerve wracking it can be for artists to network so here’s some tips which I hope help. Link here

New Column Now Online! Using Social Media

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Had a lovely response to my first column for Songwriting Magazine and my latest one is now online! How do you use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, SoundCloud etc? I’m looking at how songwriters can make the most of social media.

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Been a fun busy week promoting ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ single and had a really fun day filming 2 live songs and interview for UEA TV’s brand new music show ‘Reverb’. Performance to follow soon. Huge thanks to all involved!

Columnist for Songwriting Magazine!

Exciting news! I’m a new monthly columnist for the excellent Songwriting Magazine. First feature is dealing with writer’s block What do you songwriters out there do to rediscover your musical muse? would love to hear your thoughts. I absolutely love writing about music and songwriting and there will be lots more features to come!

Now available to listen again: My interview on Texas radio show ‘The Blend’ plus lots of my songs featured! Many thanks to Gary for his huge support. Click this link

Free download! My vocals are on this brand new excellent remix of Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’by Snapd!

New Videos from Epic Studios and Another Amazing Review of ‘Reminders’

Now online! Brand new videos from this week’s fun session Epic Studios here’s ‘Reminders’ and more to come!

Plus there’s another amazing review of ‘Reminders’ in a review of ‘IndieVidual’ Vol 1, a brand new excellent compilation now on iTunes Huge thanks to Rock N Roll in My Soul an honour to be compared to one of my musical heroes Neil Young!

‘Reminders by Lisa Redford is haunting. With one of the most unique vocals I’ve heard, comprised of an intrinsic sorrow and empathy, this song reminds me very much of Neil Young; the soft, pounding melody is delicately powerful, made up of acoustic embers and possession almost surreal dimension. It’s truly an artist’s song that channels genuine experience, emotions and pain’