Fans of Norah Jones, KT Tungstall, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris,Patti Griffin,Mindy Smith, Joanna Newsome should find much of interest on Mad Mad Love.
Lisa recorded her new CD "Mad Mad Love" over several months in Brooklyn, N.Y., Portchester N.Y. and Austin Texas working with 4 producers to create a captivating work. The CD explores the subject of Love in all it's many splendid and not so splendid forms from the personal to the universal, the earthly to the planetary.
The CD includes 2 cover tunes, an ethereal version of Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' and a dirgy, wailing version of 'Rags and Old Iron ' an Oscar Brown Jr song most famously performed by Nina Simone.
Brooklyn, producer/co-writer/multi instrumentalist Tim Bright was able to capture and showcase the unique qualities of Lisa's voice and songwriting style, combining the musical textures of slide guitar, harmonica, violin and cello, as well as calling on a number of fine musicians to add their musical voices to the recordings.
These musicians included John Deley (from Dido's band) on Keyboards, Tim Luntzel (from Bright Eyes) on Upright Bass, and Dan Rieser (Norah Jones, Little Willies) on Drums. In Austin TX producers multi/ instrumentalists Craig Ross (Patty Griffin, Spoon) and Jeff May kept their contributions to the project stark, organic and hauntingly beautiful. Billy Masters (who has toured extensively as a guitarist with Suzanne Vega and Dar Williams) uses loops and atmospheric multi layered guitars in the 2 tracks that he produced.
The result of all this is an honest, rapturous, infectious, earthy, edgy, catchy collection of love songs delivered in a voice that evokes comparisons and yet defies pigeonholing.