When Joni Mitchell sang, "I've looked at life from both sides now," she could have been singing about Lisa O'Kane. A mountain girl all grown up and thriving in the city, a dedicated single mom with an exploding international recording career, a world-class vocalist and a singer/songwriter of uncommon depth and integrity, O'Kane squeezes every drop of emotion out of every song she writes and anything she sings.
After two critically acclaimed releases, three triumphant tours of Europe and eight U.K. tours, the Los Angeles-based artist has launched her new CD IT DON’T HURT. The project captivates audiences at home as well as abroad, delivers songs that illuminate the many sides of a multi-dimensional artist whose time has come.
"This album is very personal … it reflects the many changes in my life over the past few years."
With every song on IT DON’T HURT, Lisa effortlessly reconciles her disparate influences and carves out her own stylistic corner of the Americana genre in the process. Roots-driven, self-penned songs like rollicking album-opener "Ain't Done Nothin" (featuring some hot fretwork from Telecaster deity Albert Lee) and the bluesy "Pay For My Sins" sound right at home next to the full-on, soaring balladry of songs like "Give Me This Night" and "Remember This."
From the start, Lisa O'Kane has built her career the old-fashioned way, all by herself, one song, one gig, one radio station, one inspiration at a time. And it shows. Every song on IT DON’T HURT reflects another side of the artist, another piece of her soul.