Lisa Otey has been touring in Europe since 2000, when she first appeared at the Cognac Blues Passions festival in France. She has headlined at numerous jazz and blues festivals, concert halls and clubs in Western Europe: i.e., Blues sur Seine and Jazz en Artois festivals, Caveau de la Huchette, Le Bilboquet (F); Banana Peel (B); Gooise and Leiden Jazz Festivals, Boogie & Blues Night theatre tour, Langs de Lijn (NL); Downtown Blues Club, Angie’s (D); Roses Blues, Jazz and Gospel festival, Café Central, Bilborock, Club Altxerri (ES); Hotel Montana (CH).
In the US, Lisa has toured in the West Coast, Southwest and Midwest for the last 20 years. The highlight of her career came in 2004 when she was asked to play for piano legend Pinetop Perkins. An incident with a train would have prevented him from finishing his recording, “Ladies Man”, which went on to receive a Grammy Nomination. Since 1994, Lisa has produced and recorded on her own label, Owl’s Nest Productions, featuring 12 CDs to date.
Lisa also tours with her Owl’s Nest artists (her Trio (Harm van Sleen (NL) and Fabrice Bessouat (F)); Mr. Boogie Woogie (NL); Diane Van Deurzen (US), and Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas (US)). Lisa also produces an annual international Boogie Woogie piano festival in Tucson, Arizona. For more information on Lisa and other Owl’s Nest artists, please visit www.lisaotey.com.