Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lisa was surrounded by music from the start. With musically talented parents, she learned folk guitar at a very young age and spent her childhood singing and playing with her family and friends at home and in church. She wrote her very first song when she was about 10 years old, but it wasn’t until she was 15 that she began to write seriously and develop those skills. Although blues has been a big influence in her writing, it is obvious she has been inspired by many different styles of music in that her body of work also includes country, folk, rock, jazz, gospel, Americana and acoustic ballads. Feeling it would stifle her creativity, Lisa likes to refer to herself as “genre-non-specific”. In this way, she explains, she can write as the inspiration comes without having to adhere to any particular format or expectation. In her words, “Just because I haven’t written a reggae song yet, doesn’t mean I won’t!”
With powerful, emotion-filled vocals, her eclectic style has been compared to the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and Trisha Yearwood. She considers herself a musical storyteller and believes the most important thing is to tell the story right; musically, vocally and emotionally.
Now living in Staten Island, New York, with her husband and daughter, in 2013, Lisa was recognized as a noted Staten Island Blues Musician and inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.
She performs regularly in the tristate area as a duo, trio and full band.