Official Biography (courtesy of Lisa Marshall)
Lisa Marshall is a Rhythm & Blues, Soul singer/songwriter influenced by Stax, Chess, Motown and the days of classic Soul/R&B. "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)
Lisa released her latest CD, 'Stay Right Here' October, 2012. 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.
‘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. ‘Stay Right Here’ can be found on her official website www.lisamarshallmusic.com , itunes, spotify, and many other digital media outlets.
“The cocktail that is her music (a funky, soulful blues) 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
The Lisa Marshall Band, currently, is Lisa Marshall on Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Greg Amani Smith on Bass, Matt Danko on Drums, Nathan Basinger on B3, Nnnedi Agbaroji on Bakcing Vocals, Amos Traystman on Guitar.
The band will headline Beaumont Blues and Jazz Festival 2013, and back the legendary Barbara Lynn on her hits such as 'You'll Loose a Good Thing' and 'I'm A Good Woman' and sets their sites on an overseas touring beginning later this year.
Lisa moved to Austin in Spring of 2009 and begin playing such rooms as Continental Club, Saxon Pub, and Antone’s, having the opportunity to share stages with Lavelle White, Barbara Lynn, Doyle Bramhall, W.C. Clark, Patrice Pike and Sister 7, Carolyn Wonderland, Malford Milligan, Bill Carter and more.
She 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, funky 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‘ can 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.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, she spent her early years on the Chesapeake Bay. Her young parents possessed a large vinyl collection; Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Motown, Funk to Disco, music was a constant in the house.
At the age of 21, Marshall moved to California. It was in L.A. where she co-founded and fronted Peculiar Boogie with Rebekah Coltman (guitar) & Susan Joyner (keys)for a decade. Their 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. Robben Ford, Koko Taylor, and Big Brother and the Holding Company are some of the acts that Peculiar Boogie supported. The band received air play in California and Europe regularly.
A full time musician, Lisa plays solo and with her band all over Texas while focusing on an online presence and overseas touring and festivals.