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Defy Conformity
Soul/Rock, folk-funk dusted with Rhythm and Blues is the music of Lisa Marshall. 
"She's the little lady w/ the BIG voice!  Lisa Marshall  takes her cues from the old school days of Soul when women more than carried their own. From Aretha to Etta to Gladys to Tina, Lisa Marshall takes it all in & churns it out true."-Luna. San Antonio, TX.

‘Stay Right Here’ is Lisa Marshall's latest release. Use of string arrangements, three part harmony call and answer vocals ala The Sweet Inspirations, Wurlitzer and guitar licks weave the seam of the music.
  "She is the female Otis Redding man. I could listen to this album all day"- Jivewired America
‘Stay Right Here’ boasts Eric Johnson’s engineer, Kelly Donnelly behind the board on lead vocals, mixing and mastering. Johnny Radelat of Gary Clark Jr. appears on drums on the CD except for tracks 5 & 8. Nick Connolly of Delbert McClinton adds Wurlitzer and piano on tracks 1, 3, and 5.
Available at www.lisamarshallmusic.com, with digital distribution through iTunes, amazon.com, and other major online outlets.
  "Marshall has a point of view, but she combines her power packed vocals with lyrics that have a universal appeal...with Stay Right Here, Lisa Marshall has put together a combination of these insightful lyrics along with solid tunes and vocals that a lot of people will relate to as if this album was made just for them..." Recommended-By Howard Dukes, Soultracks.com

You can find The Lisa Marshall Band playing venues around Austin. They just completed recording their single 'Love, Won't Let Me Fall' at Mesa Recording Studio, and look to release it soon locally, online and overseas.The band is Michael Lefkowitz on Drums, Chuck Brown on Bass, Cathy Paden Lince on Backing Vocals, Ken Lince on Lead Guitar, & Cole El Saleh on Keys.

Lisa moved to Austin in Spring of 2009 and begin playing such infamous clubs as Continental Club, Saxon Pub and Antone’s, and held a weekly residency at one of the oldest  Soul/R&B/Blues southern circuit venues in Austin, TC's Lounge,   
She has shared the  stage with many noteable artists such as Robben Ford, Koko Taylor, Big Brother and The Holding Company,  Lavelle White, Malford Milligan, Bill Carter and more.

The band recently headlined The Beaumont Blues and Jazz Festival, and backed the legendary Barbara Lynn on her hits such as 'You'll Loose a Good Thing' and 'I'm A Good Woman'.


“The cocktail that is her music can’t really be called fusion, but more a stirred Motown mixer. Lisa Marshall is on the fast track of positioning herself as one Austin’s staple female artists.” -Steven Blythe, Austin Post

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, Lisa spent her early years on the Chesapeake Bay. Her young parents possessed a large vinyl collection; Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Motown, Funk to Disco, were a constant in the house.  
At the age of 21, Marshall moved to California. It was in L.A. where she co-founded , co wrote the music and fronted Peculiar Boogie. The band was a unique blend of female fronted “Brit” Rock featuring R&B style vocals and harmonies. The band played and showcased at some of L.A’s hot spots such as Troubadour, and the Roxy. The band received air play in California and Europe regularly.

Lisa Marshall hails most recently from Seattle. There she performed solo with, “The Blonde”, her semi-hollow body electric guitar, and was often joined by the raucous, three part call-and-answer trio, The Dirty Girls! She released her first solo CD titled ‘Simple’ in May of 2008. The group was invited to the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. as the feature for The Sunday ‘Songwriter’s Spotlight’. ‘Simple‘ could be heard in regular rotation on KOOP, KAZI ;Austin, TX., WWOZ; New Orleans, LA. and various radio in Europe as well as making it on to 2 Top 5 Euro-Americana Charts.

Seattle Sound Magazine: “Like late Tina Turner, the swinging melody dips and soars with lyrics about defeat and triumph, and defeat again. It's the contrast of it all that gets you. Like the groove that underpins lines like "What makes a heart break so slow?" Or Marshall's surprising compositions; her voice belts and soars through the building lyrics then dips to a restrained contralto for climatic lines, like "I am so, so, so,..lost," which gets more deliciously guttural with each "so."-Rachel Dovey. 

“A woman of soulful rhythm & blues who brings back those Earthy sounds of Motown...Tina (Turner) has recently started her farewell tour and if you are desperately looking for a worthy successor...”You Got 2 See Lisa Marshall.”- Francois (Swa) Braeken, www.rootsville.be Euro Americana Chart Reporter 
“And a soul music voice she has. We dare even to say the best white soul voice of the moment.”- Freddy Celis   www.rootstime.be 
“Lisa Marshall is absolutely one of the most gifted R&B and Soul singers.”"-Adolph 'Gorhand' Goriup - Folkworld, Germany

Her love affair with early Soul/Funk/R&B continues as she honors the broad scope of the delicious sounds. From Betty Wright, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers and more...her own truth is in her songs. Everyday people.


 

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Press

 "Just heard you for the first time on KSER in Everett. I thought wow, this is the most soulful singing I've heard since we lost Otis Redding. Superb!"
- guyfromgalax, Fan from Everett, WA. (Feb 18, 2013)

We met at a networking meeting for women in music where I received a stack of CDs from hopefuls, but from the moment I pressed play on my kitchen stereoLisa Marshall stood out. The needle in the haystack of talent, in a scene recently overcome by soulful wannabes, this voice is genuine and true. Her lyrics hit home. Her guitar flows freely. Stay Right Here presents a force to be reckoned with. --Written by Charise Sowells, http://austin.thedelimagazine.com/16095/review-lisa-marshall-stay-right-here

"She's the little lady w/ the BIG voice! The Lisa Marshall Band takes their cues from the old school days of Soul when women more than carried their own. From Aretha to Etta to Gladys to Tina, Lisa Marshall takes it all in & churns it out true."- Luna Live (Mar 22, 2013)

"You see that Lisa Marshall operates out of Austin, and then you hear her muscular brand of soul and blues with a little country mixed in and Janis Joplin immediately comes to mind. Marshall does count Joplin as a musical influence....Marshall has a point of view, but she combines her power packed vocals with lyrics that have a universal appeal...with Stay Right Here, Lisa Marshall has put together a combination of these insightful lyrics along with solid tunes and vocals that a lot of people will relate to as if this album was made just for them..." Recommended-By Howard Dukes, Soul Tracks (May 2013) For the entire write up- http://www.soultracks.com/review-lisa-marshall-stay

"She is the female Otis Redding man. I could listen to this album all day"- Jivewired America

Seattle Sound Magazine: “Like late Tina Turner, the swinging melody dips and soars with lyrics about defeat and triumph, and defeat again. It's the contrast of it all that gets you. Like the groove that underpins lines like "What makes a heart break so slow?" Or Marshall's surprising compositions; her voice belts and soars through the building lyrics then dips to a restrained contralto for climatic lines, like "I am so, so, so,..lost," which gets more deliciously guttural with each "so."-Rachel Dovey. 

“A woman of soulful rhythm & blues who brings back those Earthy sounds of Motown...Tina (Turner) has recently started her farewell tour and if you are desperately looking for a worthy successor...”You Got 2 See Lisa Marshall.”- Francois (Swa) Braeken, www.rootsville.be Euro Americana Chart Reporter 

 “ And a soul music voice she has. We dare even to say the best white soul voice of the moment.”- Freddy Celis   www.rootstime.be 

"“Lisa Marshall is absolutely one of the most gifted R&B and Soul singers.”"-Adolph 'Gorhand' Goriup - Folkworld, Germany

"I hear Joplin...I hear Franklin...I hear Springfield. Nothin' but soul in your lovely voice, Ms. Marshall...and an abundance of it."  Mike Baluja, Fan from Google Plus

Full, well-crafted songwriting supported by well-executed performance and strong production! -- Kerry (fan)

I love your sound. "don't give up" sounds like some 1967 Atlantic Records RnB. I likey (Reverbnation fan)

I admire and love your powerful vocals. ver, very good music, cheers from berlin, steve (fan)




 

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