Lisa Christian has been flying under the mainstream radar for the past few years. Her punchy, articulate guitar rhythms and her irresponsibly sexy voice are a matched set.
One writer describes her as "an unholy cross between Diana Krall and Ani DiFranco."
FROM THE LINER NOTES:
Hello, music lovers! This album contains some of my favorite songs that I have written and/or recorded over the past eight years. I have always loved soul music, especially the extra-special brand of soul music that comes from my hometown, Philadelphia, PA.
I was five years old and headed to the New Jersey Shore (I wasn’t driving) when I heard Billy Paul’s “Me and Mrs. Jones” for the first time. It was the summer of ’72, and that song was all over the airwaves. I remember everything about that trip- my mom broke a nail, we got lost, (…“somewhere in the swamps of Jersey”) we couldn’t get a table at Zaberer’s ‘cause my dad wasn’t wearing a tie, so we wound up eating at this little chrome diner in Brigantine, N.J.. I had the open faced roast beef sandwich; all of this to the soundtrack of “Me and Mrs. Jones”.
My mom thought the song was a little provocative for a five-year old, but I didn’t know what the hell it was about, I just loved the way it sounded. I understand the song completely, now. And, I still love the way it sounds.
I have been fortunate to have a compass to guide me, and that compass has always been music. I am one of the lucky people who know what they’re supposed to be doing after they get up in the morning (or afternoon). From my first disastrous solo gig where someone yelled “Turn the jukebox BACK ON!”, to the iridescent high of recording at Sun Studios in Memphis, every minute has been a gift. Music is my job, and I love it. It is all I have ever wanted to do, except for a brief period in my childhood when I wanted to be a cowgirl, an astronaut, an FBI agent, and a ballerina, in that order.
I’ll see you in the clubs! Thanks for everything, Lisa