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DREAMING OF THE SUN TOUR with THE BAKER SUITE, MICHAEL FIX and LISA RICHARDS An exciting evening of guitar wizardry and songwriting magic with 4 consummate australian musicians. Performing on stage separately and together. Lisa Richards www.lisarichardsmusic.com Songs of longing, loss, love and hope,In the tradition of songwriters, singers and street performers through the ages …from Fado to Bluegrass to Blues from Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf Folk Nouveau chanteuse Lisa Richards writes songs that explore the world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. She recently moved home to Australia after 22 years in the USA. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, SXSW, College Music Festival (CMJ). Her songs have appeared on CD's alongside Adele, Nina Simone and Corinne Bailey Rae as well as in film and television. She’s shared the stage with many artists including Michelle Shocked, Paul Kelly, Chris Whitley and Toni Childs. **** (4 stars).....a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing. A strikingly original and beautiful album." David Costello Brisbane Courier Mail Michael Fix www.michaelfix.com Three times Golden Guitar award winner. Two decades of touring internationally. He’s released 13 albums, together with several singles and EPs, and has established himself globally as a leading performer, appearing at festivals and concert venues across Australia, Europe and Asia. He’s toured with artists as diverse as Albert Lee, Christine Anu and Anne Murray, as well as appearing with the world’s greatest guitarists. Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Robinson and Martin Taylor — at festivals in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. “Michael has an instrumental voice that is both a challenge to other guitarists and completely enjoyable to everyone."- Steve Henderson (Guitarist Australia Magazine) The Baker Suite www.thebakersuite.com ...“Art-folk-pop, french-cafe and cabaret romantica . . . storytelling, built around a warm combination of acoustic guitar and parisian-esque accordion.” Baker Suite Festival appearances include WOMADelaide (AU 2014), the Bohemia Jazz Festival (CZ, 2012), Okayama Cultural Festival (JP, 2010), Nelson Arts Festival (NZ, 2010), International Guitar Festival (AU, 2009), Adelaide Festival of Arts (AU), Adelaide Cabaret Festival (AU), Lorch Am Rhein Cultural Festival (DE), and The Australian National Folk Festival. The Baker Suite has opened for Elton John, Kate Ceberano, Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter, Vika and Linda Bull, Francoiz Breut (Fr) and Mary Gauthier (USA). 'Minor masterpieces that blend folk, country, blues and jazz speckled with global allusions sit beside quirky pop songs suggestive of Paul Simon' The Australian
Sunday Siren Series 6 - 8 pm
6pm - 8pm Sunday Siren Series 3 Sassy Soulful Songwriters on stage together
Sounds Like: Duffy, Adele, Iris DeMent, Billie Holiday
Label: Independent artist
Bio: Born and raised in Townsville, North Queensland, Lisa lived in New York City for several years before finding a home in Austin Texas.
Her songwriting has received numerous acknowledgements. She’s been a finalist in a number of prestigious songwriting competitions and has toured nationally and ...See Full Bio
“Lisa Richards’ fifth release is an absolutely riveting piece. Her lyrics are well crafted and insightful, allowing you to dive inside her thoughts and envision everything she has. Exploring a variety of subject angles throughout this collection, Richards stellar second track in particular titled What Love Looks, is a beautifully soft outsiders perspective of love. Other notable songs include the sultry and slightly funky title track, Beating of The Sun, and the very moving Holocaust-inspired fourth track First Sin. Take a dive into this album, it’s well worth it! (CD)”