It's a strange and sometimes terrible time to be an American, a woman, and a person  working in the arts. But I see it as a time for gathering up strength to do what we need to do, and to make "making the world a better place" a reality instead of a worn-out cliche. So I say to myself and I say to all: You should carry your torch, sing your song, and bravely press on! This world needs you to be your best self -- the best friend you can be, the best person you can be. Yes, the children are listening, but it's not only the children who need examples. Perhaps your parents, your neighbors, your extended family members need reminding that we can have a more joyous and more positive world if we commit ourselves to it. Yes, climate change, natural disasters, wars and political ugliness are depressing forces. But we need to face our problems and deal with them as best we can, and I, for one, want to choose joy. Despite it all. Even if it means, as one spiritual guide told me in the desert -- "We will be dancing at the Apocalypse."    

End of sermon.  

So, my friends, it's been a busy time!

ANNOUNCING! Release of brand-spanking new EP "Here I Am"  Title track is now on Bristol Funk's top 50 songs of the summer, "the best in new alternative folk, country and Spring songs. Chilled!"

 

New Reviews:

YORK CALLING  “‘My Daily Bread” is a fantastic song, with Wright’s soft vocals pulling along the acoustic guitar melody along perfectly. The chord progression is absolutely beautiful, and the combination of folk and country styles really makes the track stand out on its own. We can’t wait to hear more from her!”

COME HERE FLOYD  "Award winning and delightfully followed, LISA ANN WRIGHT, offers up another single of gentle vibes and assurances with ‘Just A Little Thing’. The unassuming single is about the those little things in life that makes life, worth while. We remember the small and (at the moment) seemingly insignificant. But as our energies dwindle and times becomes a bit shorter, all of the grandeur and magnificence of life are summed up in those twinkle in her eye when she smiled – his attention when you needed a shoulder to cry on. The ballad of acoustic appeal, reminds us that dipping back into that most innocent of times can relieve us of the angst and negativity that we feel so much. LISA ANN WRIGHT is there for you to help guide the way."

My new 5-song EP "Here I Am" can be accessed digitally here. Several fine musicians contributed their talents, including folks recording in Ithaca area; premier musicians Hank Roberts, Doug Robinson, Michael Wellen, and Jan Nigro, and folks recording in NYC; Justin Mathews and Ginny Sterling, and folks recording in Takoma Park, Steve Steckler and Keith Arneson

Thank you Jeffrey Thomas for being so supportive in helping me with my guitar work on this album. 

And special thanks to Will Russell for pulling this sprawling effort into a coherent EP, and Justin Mathews for mastering it! (Please PM me if you would like me to mail you that archaic thing called a CD, which makes a great coaster for your favorite drink, AND it actually does work in cars old enough to have CD players, too! )

You can get streams and CDs of Here I Am!


Just had a fun interview on WOWD's Forbidden Alliance

Some OTHER NEWS!

 "My Daily Bread" is a finalist in the 2018 Peace Song Awards and was awarded a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards. Also, this song was a finalist/added to RAWA's Songs of Social Change Compilation CD , and it is was a nominee for the 2019 Hollywood Songwriting Contest, and a Nominee of the 2019 American Songwriting Awards.

"I Paid Up" was just chosen for an Honorable Mention award for the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in the Americana category and "No Apology" was chosen for the Honorable Mention award in the Gospel/Christian/Inspirational category.  Last year, "I Know You" received an Honorable Mention award in this contest. So I thought I should mention that I am tres honored! :-)

Enjoyed a nice interview with Mark Helpsmeet that is posted here.

 And...Diana Quinn and I (aka Snarky Sisterz) have a bunch of gigs lined up here in metro DMV and in Maine this summer and we have released our new CD via CDBaby. Fun times!

 Namaste, y'all. Keep checking back for more news, gigs and songs! And remember, do what ya gotta do to say what ya gotta say!!