In 2005, Lisa released Armstrong Avenue.

ArmstrongIt was a self produced recording she engineered on a Roland VS880.  Local talents like Gabriella Sweet, Charlie Van Stee, Crystalline Ruby, Dan Rumsey and Karen Mueller made special appearances.  The result was a well received compilation of songs still played on community radio and internet stations today.

In 2002, Lisa released Surroundings.
Tracks from this compilation stayed on KFAI’s rotation for 15 consecutive weeks.  One, Mother Nature’s Pace, was featured on MPR’s Living on Earth.  This album was nominated for Acoustic Album of the year with The Minnesota Music Academy as well. Surroundings  Randy Gildersleeve at GilderSound Studios engineered and co-produced Surroundings.  Thea Ennen, Tim Lyles and Crystalline Ruby are a few of the many talented musicians who accompanied her.

In 2001 Lisa released Sooner than Later…  This project was engineered by Terry Eason.  Sooner than laterIt was the first and only time Lisa released a compilation of songs where she played solo.  One woman, one voice, one guitar.

Lisa’s debut album Old Strings & All was released in 1999.   Old Strings & AllIt was engineered and coproduced by Randy Gildersleeve at GilderSound. Kari Larson, Jay Cook and Tim Lyles accompanied her on this project.  This album received a lot of attention on KFAI’s WomenFolk, KTNA (Telkeetna, AK) and KAXE. A few songs made their way to Twin Cities compilation CDs as well. Most notable are: Minnesota Homegrown and Voices in the Wilderness.

Lisa emerged on the Twin Cities scene in 1995 as a co-lead guitarist in the all female metal quartet (hair band) Zelpha Trippe.  ZT recorded several cassette tapes with Brian Bart at Logic Studios.

ZTThere is no doubt Lisa’s time with Zelpha Trippe impacted her playing.  ZT, was often referred to as the all girl version of RUSH.

The early years  influenced Lisa’s live performances as well.  ZT often shared stages with No Man’s Land and Hester Mofet.

Playing with other women influenced Lisa’s wardrobe as well.  Here she can be seen wearing an outfit given to her by ZT’s bass player, Wendy.  Wendy also helped with hair and make up.243262_1977244441003_2963502_o

Before ZT, Lisa played in a high school rock band called Fair Warning.


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Singer/Songwriter, Minneapolis/St. Paul