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Woody Lissauer

by Woody Lissauer

Singer/Songwriter Rock with Folk & Avant-Garde flavors ~ An inventive mix of a wide variety of genres, each painted with delicate nuances appropriate to it's style. A virtuostic multi-instrumentalist with an emphasis on poetic lyrics, and some amazing fe
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1. Roses
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2. Follow
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3. The Pyre of the Grain King
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4. Please Don't Go
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5. John Barleycorn Must Die
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6. The Gates of Eden
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7. Poet of the Year
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8. Raglan Road
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9. Cvyaschennii Marsch
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10. The Grey Havens
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11. Imagination
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12. Ever
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13. Strangelove
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Over night sensation? Not if you have been listening to Multiplex, Strangelove, The Gordon Michael's Band, Cinematrix, U. S. Bang, Crack the Sky, Living Colour or countless other popular bands. His original band, Cubic Feet (Warner Bros. Pub.) has charted songs from their 4 CDs.

"My father played wonderful old folk songs for us & at age six I made him teach me how & I've never stopped." He played with Steppenwolf while still a teenager. Then a BA in music comp at T U & post grad with the late, great guitarist Larry Wooldridge (Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald etc.), graduating into a full-time life on the road, Jazz, New Wave, Prog-rock, Folk, Fusion and more featured his dazzling guitar playing.

Out of TU Woody immediately joined the popular Gordon Michael's band (A&M records) where his sophisticated musicianship, multiple instruments & stage presence made him an instant favorite with the crowds. He played in various bands and styles during the years like Cinematrix w/Laura Hunter (Chrysalis Records), Crack the Sky (Lifesong Records), U.S. Bang (teaming up with Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Kix etc.), Multiplex - the first band to take the 'New Wave' music full-time in the Mid Atlantic. Touring up and down the East US and Caribbean continued with Strangelove, Zanzibar, & even Maryland's 1988 ..1 country band The Alamo Band, on keyboards with Pebbles & the Bam Bam Boys in front of 80,000 people.

All the while he was writing and working on the CDs of his original group, Cubic Feet. Produced by the famous Peter Solley (The Romantics, Peter Frampton, Oingo Boingo etc.), and engineered by Shelly Yakus (Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks etc.) they've received international airplay, cracked the top 100 at a mainstream radio station, reached the top ten on several college stations, even to number one! As a producer, Woody has made recordings for dozens of artists in many styles and learned to work the intricate modern studio like an instrument.

All that experience taught him how to express himself on almost every instrument & on his solo CDs he puts it much of it on display. In 1998 he teamed up with English folk recording artist (& sister) Kate Lissauer, folk singer Chris Noyes, opera singer Julia McCabe & others to infuse a female and Celtic component into his sound. This, combined with the futuristic drum tracks, exotic instruments, sophisticated production, and strange chords creates fascinating, emotional recordings that change from song to song! A must-hear!

Woody's voice is also like many instruments, sometimes growling sometimes soaring, always emotional. Woody has been compared to Joseph Arthur, David Grey, Beck, Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Radiohead. Find out why this CD has been called "Music you must hear" by Music Monthly Mag!

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Glenn Hammett

One of the most naturally musical recordings I’ve ever heard.
One of the most naturally musical recordings I’ve ever heard. An inventive mix of a wide variety of genres, each painted with delicate nuances appropriate to its style. —Glenn Hammett, writer for Hi Fi Heretic, absolute sound, The Tracking Angle and Sounds Like… magazines..

Glenn Hammett

MUSIC YOU MUST HEAR!
MUSIC YOU MUST HEAR!The opening cut made me smile immediately. "Roses" is a wonderful song. It's folksy, and has wonderful vocals.Before I go on, let me tell you that Woody plays a ton of instruments, including guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion, and does the vocals, of course.He brought together the finest players he knew to create this musical masterpiece. He’s got some Celtic sounds here, and some hip guitar picking on its own. When he adds percussion to the mix, the music gets that much more exciting! Then he does his own version of one of my favorite songs, "John Barleycorn Must Die" from Traffic. The vocals alone are masterful. It is a great addition to this excellent disc. Woody Lissauer should be quite proud of himself for all he put out to make this happen—he has done one hell of a job!from Music Monthly, June 2004—review by Susie Mudd

Jupiter - HighWire Daze Magazine

One of the most naturally musical recordings I’ve ever heard.
WOODY LISSAUER by WOODY LISSAUER (Independent) - Woody Lissauer's 2004 release is a breath of fresh air. With over an hour of songs, you’ll find a lot of great music to explore. It begins with the tune ‘Roses’, which is already being spinned on local radio here in Maryland. Lissauer plays many of the instruments including guitars, reeds, keyboards, violin, and percussion. Though much of this recording has acoustic instruments, I found it to have some very driving rhythms. He is joined by many female vocalists including his sister Kate Lissauer. She also plays banjo and fiddle and is currently performing in England. Guesting on the record is Spike from the band NEVER NEVER, vocalist Chris Noyes, trumpeter Jimmy Wilson, Lissauer's cohort Crash on drums,and the late Brian Durham. There are 13 tunes in all and even includes a remake of the traditional English ballad 'John Barleycorn Must die' which was also recorded by Traffic in 1970..but with his introduction of a heavy drumbeat , it could attract a whole new audience.. It's available at Baltimore ,MD and DC record store locations. In closing this CD has some very cool textures and Lissauer's approach to songwritng and sound sculpting is both new and exciting. Be sure to check his website at www.woodylissauer.com —Jupiter, HighWire Daze Magazine

—Ian Nagoski, The True Vine

One of the most naturally musical recordings I’ve ever heard.
“...the production values are terrific, the CD sounds great”! —Ian Nagoski, The True Vine

—Laura Moore, CDBaby.com customer

I'll start off by saying that I am in awe.
I'll start off by saying that I am in awe. You are so amazingly talented and gifted, it brings tears to my eyes. Your voice is gorgeous... I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have stumbled upon your music. I am constantly searching for music that inspires me and at last I have found it. I think the song 'Roses' belongs on the radio! ...I am deeply moved by your music. I can't really explain why, there is just something about it that touches me. Thank you. —Laura Moore, CDBaby.com customer

Birgit Miller - Annapolis, MD

I love your CD! Can I get ten more?
I love your CD! Can I get ten more? —Birgit Miller, Annapolis, MD

Stan Krol - Ellicott City, MD

Thank you for sharing such talent
Your CD seems to be frequenting my car CD player more often. As I continue to listen to your music the more I realize your musical and lyrical talents. You have great variety in style but also depth in these styles and are able to successfully and complexly blend these styles into true musical art. Thank you for sharing such talent.” —Stan Krol, Ellicott City, MD

Tracey McClure - Ontario, Canada

It makes me cry... and I love your Russian song!
I LOVE the song that you and your sister Kate do. It makes me cry... and I love your Russian song! --Tracey McClure, Ontario, Canada

Stan Krol - Ellicott City, MD

Thank you for sharing such talent
Your CD seems to be frequenting my car CD player more often. As I continue to listen to your music the more I realize your musical and lyrical talents. You have great variety in style but also depth in these styles and are able to successfully and complexly blend these styles into true musical art. Thank you for sharing such talent. —Stan Krol, Ellicott City, MD