BBC Look East, Art of the Song Interview, Song of the Day, Merry Christmas!

Some shots from a great time Breeze and I had filming for BBC Look East. Cool to see some close ups of my Baby Taylor! Thanks so much to the BBC for putting together such a lovely festive video for our performance.

The performance is now on iPlayer and YouTube:

Thanks so much to Art of the Song for making ‘When Christmas Comes Around’ ‘Song of the Day’. I was also just interviewed for their excellent podcast following on from One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.  Talking music, songwriting & more in detail here. Thanks for listening xx

My article on ways to do a cover song creatively is in the new winter edition of Songwriting Magazine. Tons of features and interviews including the excellent Billy Bragg and the art of the protest song. Plus The Lumineers, Katie Melua, Tom Chaplin, Wild Beasts, punk and more. Something to cool to read over the festive period, you can order it here

Thanks so much to all the radio shows for supporting the festive single and to everyone for getting it, really means such a lot xx

Merry Christmas to you all and a music filled 2017!! 

Postcards for Peace Compilation, More Videos, Radio Interview, Columns

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For a limited time you can order my entire digital back catalogue, including three albums & new EP ‘Another Place and Time’ at a reduced price, 35% off! more info is at my Bandcamp page, thanks so much for all the support and orders.
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And to Stephpar for featuring my recent single ‘Remember Me’ on his Song a Day blog here

Compilation

I am honoured to be included on a wonderful compilation put together by Postcards for Peace, an amazing charity aiming to help eliminate discrimination.  It will feature my song ‘Live Your Life’ (live video below) and the single I wrote for Breeze Redwine ‘Courage’ (exclusive piano version) plus a whole host of amazing artists including Lau, Boo HewerdineLinda Thompson and Kris Drever. More info and how to help here. 

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Radio Airplay and Country Belles Interview

Thanks so much to Country Belles for a lovely interview recently. I talked about the new EP, love of songwriting, country music and more. Here it is to listen again in full.

“Wow, that’s beautiful, gentility at its best” thanks to The American Connection Country Music Radio Show for playing me in the #MadeInBritain feature and to Countryroutesblog for sharing.

Thanks also so much to Leader’s American Pie for playing ‘Music and the
Mountains’ on a recent excellent #BritishAmericana playlist with some amazing artists.

Videos

“Stylistically drawing upon Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and Neil Young, her song ‘Dragonfly’ was without doubt the star of the show.” Thanks so much to Grapevine Live for this lovely live review of my set at FolkEast

I’ve uploaded more live videos from my lovely time playing Folk East and here’s a little highlights video from playing some lovely summer festivals.

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Clip of a favourite Neil Young song ‘Comes a Time’

And a great Tom Petty song of defiance, ‘ I Won’t Back Down’

A little Folk East highlights video:

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Music Columns

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I’ve also been busy writing my music columns, previewing and reviewing lots of great gigs and festivals. My September and October columns featured Folk East, Boo Hewerdine, Beth Orton, Hatful of Rain, Uke East festival and Sound and Vision. october-column

Also my article on great duets is in the Autumn issue of Songwriting Magazine. Tons of cool interviews and features including Dolly Parton, John Newman, The Divine Comedy, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and more.

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Lovely Reviews for New EP, New Interview, TV Appearance

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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

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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!

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Latest Columns, Teen Star, Ukulele Cover, Eliza Carthy Support

Really exciting news! Huge congrats to one of my vocal students Breeze for winning her category in national competition TeenStar! Pre Teen winner 2015! She performed my song ‘Here Alone’ at Birmingham’s NEC and earned the highest marks from the music industry judges – so proud!

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Here’s her stunning winning performance of my song ‘Here Alone’

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine now online. This time I’m discussing crowd funding for musicians, something I’ve not embarked upon but have been considering. I’d be really interested to hear from artists who have funded projects this way.

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I’ve also had my latest column for the Evening News published and as well as sharing my latest news I preview some creative workshops happening in Norwich this month:

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I’ve added new videos to my YouTube channel and new songs to SoundCloud including this ukulele cover of a lovely new Kacey Musgraves song. Really enjoying the sweet sounds and melodies on her Pageant Material album.

Looking ahead to Autumn and I’m really excited to be supporting Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band at OPEN Norwich on Wednesday October 14th. Details here

Songwriting Masterclass at Radio 1’s Academy, New Video Stills

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Photos from a fun and inspiring time at Radio 1′s Academy. Had a great afternoon at a songwriting masterclass with Ella Eyre and also met Greg James. Here’s a little blog post about it.

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The latest issue of Songwriting Magazine is out now. Includes my regular column, this time advice for musicians on face-to-face networking:

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A couple of stills from this week’s music video shoot. Wandering through golden fields in Norfolk. Thanks to Claudia Taveira Photography

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I was also recently interviewed at C2C Festival by Just Zoe who writes an excellent country music blog, take a look here: Best British Country Music

And huge thanks to other big supporters of UK country music W21 Music who recently made me their Artist of the Week!

Vocal Coach, Guitar Lessons

I love sharing the experience and skills I’ve gained as a performer and if anyone in the area is interested in singing lessons or beginner guitar lessons, please contact me for more information via Facebook at www.facebook.com/lisaredfordmusic or via my e-mail

Festival Weekend! New Feature, Latest Column

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Thanks so much to everyone for the kind words on the latest video! really means a lot.

Had a great festival weekend last weekend playing The Saloon Stage at Brownstock Festival and then returning to the Rustic Stage for Weyfest. The fun weekend was topped off by an excellent set by closing headliners Squeeze, bringing back fond memories from one of my first major gigs, supporting Glenn Tilbrook!

Thanks to Tomodo Photography for these great photos, more photos from the weekend at Facebook

New feature! Spotlight on ‘When You Come Home’ from the ‘Clouds with Silver’ album, recently reissued by propermusic.com Thanks to For the Country Record.

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. For any songwriters out there who are thinking of embarking on co-writing, here’s some tips.

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.

 

New videos Under The Apple Tree with Bob Harris! Latest Column, TV Appearance

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Photos above by Claudia Taveira Photography from a recent shoot. More photos at Facebook

Really excited to share the new videos from my recent session Under the Apple Tree with Bob Harris and WBBC. Here is the first song I played, ‘Music and the Mountains’ with Bob introducing me.

And here’s the second video from the session. Chatting more with Bob and performing two bonus songs, new song ‘Another Place and Time’ and a special Ryan Adams cover!

Plus you can listen and download the podcast on iTunes

I also had fun meeting the guys at Mustard TV this week. Here is the link to my interview am on in part 2.

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. Writing to a music brief, my experiences so far of writing music for TV, film and top-line melodies.

It was also great to get more airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

 

 

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.

New Video from Maverick Festival and Latest Column ‘Stage Fright’

New video! playing ‘Music & the Mountains’ unplugged during Maverick Festival at the beautiful Easton Farm Park Suffolk.

Plus, my latest article for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Performers, do you suffer from stage fright? here’s some tips on what I do! Click here