Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Sat. Oct 14th
SOPAC | 8 PM
The music of Lisa Fischer is an organic gumbo of Progressive Rock and Psychedelic Soul joined with the rhythms of Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean plus a little classical influence for spice. Live in concert, she re-invents songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as her own material.
Lisa Fischer won her first Grammy Award for “How Can I Ease The Pain,” from her 1991 album So Intense. With a hit song on the radio and a Grammy Award win, a major solo tour seemed inevitable, but Lisa was on the road, backing either her beloved mentor Luther Vandross or The Rolling Stones. Lisa was, and still is, a legend in the music industry; everyone loves her sound.
Now, after years of supporting other artists and electrifying the world’s largest arenas with the power of her voice, Lisa Fischer has finally taken center stage. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of her musical journey. Featuring clips of her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” and her 1991 Grammy Award-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain,” the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, and earned her a second Grammy Award.
Lisa’s range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to reach the hearts of her listeners with her touching lyrics and soulful voice.