In 1997, Kane's transformed her endeavors as a funk fusion guitarist in the all female band Zelpha Trippe. Letting go of the luxury of an effects processor, Kane relied on her private musical training and spent the next several years honing her performance skills locally and regionally from coffee houses and house concerts to bars and charity events. Song schools and performance workshops allow Kane the opportunity to participate in formal (though non-accredited) music programs. She has honed her song-writing craft under the guidance of Patty Larkin, Cliff Eberhardt, Ellis Paul, Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Vance Gilbert and Maggie Simpson.
"Lisa Kane's tunes have clean lines and her singing is rich, conversational and never forced."
--Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader.
Kane released her debut album Old Strings & All in 1999. Her follow up release Sooner...Than Later garnished the Independent Folk Release 2001 award with Spectator Weekly and a feature story on Minnesota Public Radio. The following year Kane performed at the Minnesota Music Awards and won the title of Twin Cities Favorite Female Performer 2002 with the Minnesota Women's Press.
"Lisa Kane is a gifted artist with the heart of a child."
--Jeniffer Layton, IndieMusic.com.
Kane released her third independent CD Surroundings in June of 2002. Surroundings was the most-requested, most-played release on KFAI radio for 15 consecutive weeks. Mother Nature's Pace was featured on NPR's Living On Earth and the album was nominated for Acoustic Album of the Year by the Minnesota Music Academy in 2003.
"Lisa Kane's material has a self assurdness about it, a friendly exchange between confidence and
--Joe Tougus, Mankato Free Press.
Kane released her first ever self-produced album Armstrong Avenue in May of 2005. It is by far her
most articulate collection of human interest story-songs to date. It has received international
attention and is being shopped to distribution labels worldwide. She currently resides in Duluth
and has temporarily postponed touring and performing to obtain a Masters in Arts from The College
of St. Scholastica.
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