Really excited to hear that I’m a Semi-Finalist in the renowned International Songwriting Competition with ‘Courage’ a song I wrote and performed beautifully by Breeze Redwine. It’s judged by artists such as Bastille, Lorde, Donovan, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Tom Waits, Keane, Ryan Bingham and Rickie Lee Jones while previous winners include Passenger, Bastille, Kimbra and Vance Joy. Wow!
New videos, playing Sam Outlaw’s ‘Country Love Song’
‘Doomsday’ by Ryan Adams. Also my recent live review of his intimate Rough Trade gig has been added to Songwriting Magazine.
Also playing one of my favourite songs, Neil Young’s lovely ‘Tell Me Why’ from the wonderful ‘After the Goldrush’
I’ve been so pleased with all the airplay for ‘Another Place and Time’ before and since its release and also the lovely reviews coming in. Thanks to Songwriting Magazine who have described it as “Elegant and tender folk, country and Americana” and to Outline Magazine for an amazing 8 out of 10! “what a powerfully emotive voice she possesses…this realises what Lisa does best – heartfelt English country infused with the unmistakable air of Americana.”
I’ve just done an interview with Mark Watkins where I discuss the EP and also talk about lots of other passions, writing about music, my favourite Americana and The Smiths releases also my involvement in the People’s History of Pop which is now on BBC4. Read the full interview here
Had a lovely time chatting about Breeze’s single ‘Courage’ on Mustard TV. We’ve been so happy with how the song and its video have really resonated with people and thanks to the guys there for having us on the show!
It’s EP release week! ‘Another Place and Time’ is out this Friday on iTunes and I’ve been so happy with all the airplay and lovely reviews coming in.
You can order a digital version and also some limited edition signed copies at the store page here and also at my BandCamp page
And the excellent folk and acoustic Fish Records are also selling a few signed copies.
“Devilishly subtle melodies, allied to lyrics that will pull gently at those heartstrings…Guaranteed to be a winner” thanks to Fatea Magazine for this wonderful review.
“Lisa Redford has an amazing ability to portray a certain vulnerability, yet a complete confidence in her vocals.” Thanks so much Belles and Gals for this amazing review.
“a showcase of Lisa’s wonderful voice combined with simple yet beautiful Americana melodies.” Another lovely review of the EP. Huge thanks to Your Life in a Song
As well as all the promotion for the EP, the official music video for ‘Courage’, the single I’ve written by Breeze Redwine, has only been posted a short time and it’s had an amazing response! It’s available on iTunes and here’s the powerful video with a strong message. Reading all the comments, I’m so happy it has resonated with so many people.
Also, my latest music column for the Evening News was in shops this week. As well as details about my EP and Breeze’ single, I’m previewing some great gigs and Record Store Day.
Had a really busy and productive week, had lots of fun filming a music video, recording new material and also recording a live session with Future Radio.
Plus here’s a brand new video now online! live performance I did last weekend of my Christmas cover plus a festive interview. Thanks to Alphabet Bands, Session Productions and the lovely House Cafe in Norwich.
Here’s a brand new live video from the June UK tour! ‘Love You Anyway’ from the album ‘Lost Again’. There’s also an acoustic version on the ‘Acoustic Sessions’. Many thanks to Little Rabbit Barn for posting.
Brand new video from my most recent appearance on US show ‘Alive with Clive’. The song, will be on the upcoming brand new release! More news about that soon. Clive’s words on the new song describes it perfectly!
“Summer on the L,” a poignant, reflective, and charming song in which Lisa shares thoughts and observations about the challenges and joys of new beginnings and pursuing her passion on the L between Brooklyn and Manhattan!”
Had a great time enjoying my first Thanksgiving here and had a productive day in the studio last week. Final mixes sound GREAT! so excited. Can’t wait to release my new songs and play them on my UK tour 2012!
Ahead of my latest (third) performance and interview on US TV show Alive with Clive’ being posted online, here’s a clip of me singing “Music and The Mountains” from a previous appearance. ‘Music and the Mountains’ features on ‘Lisa Redford Live’. There were some technical issues but love seeing my lovely Martin guitar (which is back in England, sob, but we’ll be reunited soon for my UK tour!).