Her first CD is sold out. Her second release "Glimpses" received radio airplay, with the song "Journey of Grace" placed on a compilation CD with notable artists such as Randy Stonehill, and Phil Keaggy for Compassion International.
With her third release "Pivot" on her own indie Label, this East Coast based singer-songwriter shows a strong commitment to songwriting and artistry. Ten songs are new originals; they are honest and lack any pretense or cliche. Another song on "Pivot" is a new arrangement of a traditional hymn. The CD was produced by Michael Sauri (Fighting Gravity, Cinema 8). Lisa's song "Peace", co-written with Sauri, won a Silver Award at this year's 25th Annual Mid Atlantic Song Contest, and two other original songs from "Pivot" received Honorable Mention. "Pivot" is presently nominated for a WAMMIE award by the Washington Area Music Association for best Gospel/Inspirational Category CD. Lisa has been nominated twice before for WAMMIEs for Best Female Gospel/Inspirational Vocalist.
Lisa says, "I have come into contact with people going through very real situations at my concerts. People have a chance to talk more honestly, in a manner they would not have time to on Sunday morning. These songs originated from the belief that though we are blessed or broken, we still have a need for the understanding of where we each have walked."
"I wanted the music, lyrics and my voice to be infused with that reality."
Sauri recorded the vocals and band to sound as down to earth as possible. No fancy gimicks. A "live" band sound. All these details produce a convincing yet playful, energetic, and dynamic combination.
While attending a Beth Moore Bible study on the Psalms, Lisa saw clearly that in the Psalms, David wrote and expressed freely from his heart and painted words from his collective emotional reality. "I realized", Lisa says, "in that room, at that very moment, that it was a silent whisper from God saying, you are okay to write that way too."
The backdrop for this CD was Lisa's studies at Berklee College of Music's 5 week Summer Intensive Performance Workshop. It was then she also got a fresh vision for artistry and commitment to writing.
"Pivot" is transparent, edgy, and real... while holding on to Faith, Hope and Love.