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Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Armstrong Avenue (2005)
Less fierce than Melissa Ferrick, less polished than Bonnie Raitt, but reminiscent at times of both. Vocally reminiscent of a less-exotic Sara Craig. (email@example.com)
Lisa Kane performs mid-tempo, acoustic rock. Already a hit in the Minnesota acoustic music scene, fans of Melissa Etheridge who are looking for a more indie-feel might really go for Lisa. Formerly a member of a three-piece, all-female heavy metal band called Zelpha Trippe (that released three albums) Lisa's guitar skills are evident, although the heavy electric guitar has been replaced by a 12-string acoustic. She is a strong solo performer who has released her first solo album in a more folk/rock/blues style. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
old strings & all is the only one we've heard
See website for availability
Might be worth a listen for fans of the genre. (email@example.com)
Lisa Kane—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, spoken word
Tim Lyles—bass, percussion, guitar
old strings & all is Lisa Kane's debut effort as a solo artist. She has honed these songs on the solo acoustic venues of Minnesota, but has recorded them with a full band. The clean production and spare arrangements provide a nice sound, but a grittier tone might have been better suited her husky, alto voice and blues/tinged songs. While songs all fall comfortably in the acoustic/rock style, there are elements of country, blues and even funk throughout. Lyrics are heartfelt, vaguely spiritual and socially conscious. Kane is a poet and the emphasis on lyrics is evident here as well. This is a great find for people searching for a new indie artist in this genre. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Write: LM Kane, P.O. Box 6635, St. Paul MN 55106 or e-mail email@example.com
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