"Otey has a powerful, sultry voice."
"Otey's voice is pure velvet."
Lisa Otey sings with a style of her own, tinged with Elvis and Billie Holiday and mixed with driving barrelhouse and hotjazz piano. This talented performer has been heralded worldwide for her sophisticated and sensual sound. Her progressive blues style has won her many awards, including 2002 TAMMIES Best Female Vocalist, 2002 Arizona Arts Award finalist, 2001 Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, 2001 TAMMIES Best Keyboards, 1998 Arizona Blues Showdown Championship, 1997 TAMMIES Musician of the Year and, frequently, Best Performing Artist of Tucson.
Lisa is a crowd-pleaser as a solo act or in a large group. Her CDs ("blame it on my youth," the award winning "Blue Angel," "Kitten on the Keys,"gimme some a yo' sugar!," "Hard Workin' Woman," and "Boogie Woogie Baby"), on her own label, Owl's Nest Productions, cover the wide spectrum of her unique talent. She brings freshness to old standards and introduces her own creative brand of humor with her originals.
Lisa's CDs have received rave reviews and airplay all over the world. Her tours of the West Coast and Southwest, along with special appearances at national and international festivals, most recently including the 2002 Blues sur Seine in Mantes, France, 2002 Boogie & Blues Night in Hoofdorp, Holland, 2002 Leiden Jazz and Blues Festival in Holland, 2002 Meerjazz Special in Hoofdorp, Holland, 2001 Cognac Blues Passions Festival in France, 2001 Roses Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival in Spain, 2000 Belgium Rhythm and Blues Festival, 2000 Cognac Blues Passions in France, as well as appearances at the Banana Peel in Ruiselede, Belgium, Jazzmine's in Minneapolis, and the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, Alberta, have continued to bring her new fans.
Lisa appears on Candye Kane's CD, "The Toughest Girl Alive" on Rounder, and has appeared with Gaye Adegbalola, Chris Smither, Eric Bibb, Mr. Boogie Woogie, Hans Olson, Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women, Curtis Salgado, Roy Gaines, Mollie O'Brien, Homesick James, Doug MacLeod, and Karryn Allison.
In Tucson, Lisa performs at local clubs and festivals and is the Musical Director and pianist for the Gaslight Theatre, one of the best melodrama theatres in the US.
For more info, please visit www.lisaotey.com!
"(Mr. Boogie Woogie's) piano technique is nothing short of overwhelming." (Desert Bluesbeat)
"...It only takes about 30 seconds of listening to know this guy belongs in America's most energetic roadhouses seven nights a week. Heart patients are advised to check their pacemakers at the door." (Tucson Citizen)
Mr. Boogie Woogie has been performing all over Europe for fourteen years. With a repertoire of almost 100 songs, covering material by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Leon Russell, and Dr. John, as well as many original compositions, he has been a favorite at many blues festivals, boogie woogie nights and club dates across Europe. Since Eric-Jan's debut in Arizona in September 2001, he has performed in many cities around the US, including New York City, Chicago, Clarksdale, and New Orleans.
For more info, visit www.mrboogiewoogie.nl!