"one of our finest singer/songwriters" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"I agree with Bob Harris" Dave Cash, BBC Radio
"brilliant! Lisa has a great voice" Glenn Tilbrook, Squeeze
"In a sea of smart female singer-songwriters, Lisa Redford is an admiral.' Maverick Magazine ****
"There is a warmth and welcoming vibe to Redford’s music that really is difficult to resist." Americana UK 8 out of 10
Influenced by singer/songwriters such as Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Kings of Convenience, Sufjan Stevens, Neal Casal, Ryan Adams, Rosie Thomas, Shawn Colvin, Josh Rouse, Hem, Tift Merritt, Mindy Smith and Kathleen Edwards, Lisa is a versatile singer-songwriter whose music has been described as delicate acoustic roots pop with heartfelt lyrics, gorgeous melodies and stunning vocals.
She has released three acclaimed albums 'Slipstream', 'Lost Again' and 'Clouds with Silver' that have received airplay across the world including Bob Harris's BBC Radio 2 shows. Her track 'Dragonfly' was played on his 'Best of British' show which featured the Best British songwriters and she has done live sessions on the show. She was also invited to appear as the special guest at a 'Bob Harris presents..Americana' showcase at London's Borderline. She has also released two online records, 'Lost Again - The Acoustic Sessions' and 'Lisa Redford Live'.
A compelling live performer, Lisa has performed lots of prestigious venues in the UK, Europe, NYC and Vancouver and opened for many respected artists including Chuck Prophet, Kathryn Williams, Brian Kennedy, The Handsome Family, Devon Sproule, The Hot Club of Cowtown, The Deadstring Brothers, Eileen Rose, Rod Picott, Gina Villalobos, Corb Lund, Jeff Black, Eve Selis, Jess Klein, Johnathan Rice, and Kate Campbell.
First album 'Slipstream' captured a very acoustic sound, close to Lisa's wonderful live performance while 'Lost Again', produced by Gabriel Minnikin, a former member of acclaimed Canadian alt-country band, The Guthries, took her blend of exquisitely melodic country pop to another level with beautiful lush arrangements and an increase in instrumentation.
Third album 'Clouds with Silver' was co-produced with respected NY musician and producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson) Like Lisa’s previous albums, Clouds with Silver is available on iTunes, Amazon, Fish Records and distributed through Proper Distribution who feel it is ‘a very strong and confident piece of work that deserves to be heard’. It has earned even more glowing press reviews, airplay on BBC Radio 2 and other radio shows and been the most successful release to date. Lisa was made Artist to Watch at Acoustic Café, radio’s best international showcase for acoustic music. Also her rare, previously unreleased acoustic version of a Nick Drake song, ‘Voice from the Mountain’ appeared on the digital version of an amazing benefit compilation ‘Blue Skies, Daisy Days’ out on US label Planting Seeds Records.
Following a publishing deal with a much respected publishers in New York City, Lisa moved to the US and has been performing showcases, recording brand new material and continuing to earn new fans on either side of the pond. March 2010 saw her first UK solo headlining tour and a second invite to do a live session and interview on the Bob Harris Show.
January 2011 saw the release of Lisa’s first live album, the digital only release ‘Lisa Redford Live’ recorded during Lisa’s homecoming Norwich Arts Centre concert which was part of the UK headline tour. Captivating a packed audience with just her stunning voice and skilled guitar playing ’Live’ takes the listener on a warm and intimate music journey combining material from the three studio albums and brand new songs, the melodic and instantly hooky ‘Music and the Mountains’ and ‘Love won’t let me Go’.
2012 sees the release of a brand new EP ‘Reminders’ recorded in Brooklyn, NYC with Jeff Hill a respected and incredibly talented musician who has also played with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Neal Casal and Erin McKeown. As well as playing his consummate electric and double bass, Jeff contributes keyboards, cello and backing vocals. All tracks also feature acclaimed keyboardist Didi Gutman, composer and arranger for the Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian Girls. Lisa’s words about the release and working with Jeff: “he really understood where I was coming from musically and I’m so happy with how it sounds. As with all my material, the songs really come from the heart and these really represent where I am musically right now. There’s a theme running through of reflecting and looking back with a couple of the songs certainly inspired about my time in NYC.”
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Lisa's albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, Emusic, Napster etc and also at http://lisaredford.bandcamp.com
"Live, her voice really has immense power yet great control too and reminds me of the same heart worn tender vibrato of a young Emmylou Harris. Lisa's voice is purer with a warm timbre, but has that same raw emotion in her voice that makes you feel she has lived through all the heartbreak she sings and writes about." Live Review at Americana UK
Praise for Latest Album 'Clouds with Silver'
'a sensational breeze of fresh air..a fantastic insight into a world of love, loss and changes, Clouds with Silver gives you that accomplished feeling at the end of Time to Grow that you makes you realise you've just listened to a fantastic female singer-songwriter pour her heart out for you' **** Maverick Magazine
'Lisa Redford is a breath of fresh air. Hers is a pure and quite lovely voice which delivers some sweet Americana-tinged songs from the heart, all done to tasteful acoustic arrangements including some nice fingerstyle guitar.' Manchester Evening News
'There's an immediate connection to the emotional territory of the songs, which imbues an easy familiarity and regular listeners to Bob Harris will already know Lisa's voice, with its subtle tremolo and classic country lilt. This is classy and assured. Lisa is one to watch for sure.' Properganda Magazine
'Clouds with Silver is Redford's best album so far. Her pure, pretty voice has developed a deeper resonance and character and her attractive melodies and thoughtful lyrics have become more consistent and finer crafted.' Country Music People Magazine ****
'tellingly it's the soaring yet intimate vocals of Redford that shine throughout. ..She adds smouldering depth to fine self-penned material such as 'NY Song', 'Live Your Life', 'The Boy Who...' and 'Time to Grow'. Her grasp of texture, mood and fearlessness in giving it her all, I suspect, comes with the realisation that she actually possesses a voice able to do her musical vision justice.' Rock n Reel Magazine ****
'There is a warmth and welcoming vibe to Redford's music that really is difficult to resist. Given that a lot of these songs seem to be about failed love or unquenchable longing, it's an acute sense of melody and delivery that stop this becoming just another rummage around a broken heart. Musicianship is top class with strings being a welcome and unobtrusive addition. Her voice – sweet, sultry, sensational at times – becomes an old friend after a few plays and when at its best really does find a way of piercing the old emotional ducts. Bob Harris, the patron saint of female singer-songwriters, has Redford right up there at the top of the pile. It's easy to see why with "Clouds With Silver" potentially being the record that will catapult her to new heights. Yeah, liked this one, mighty fine indeed.' Americana UK 8 Out of 10
'This is melodic acoustic music of the finest quality; gentle, soulful and uplifting at the same time. She mixes delicate and melancholy with the upbeat with ease and should sit pretty either side of the pond' Classic Rock Society Magazine