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This past Tuesday for Sketch Block Podcast, we featured songs from Lisa Bianco’s EP, “Momentum”. Take a closer look of this true NYC rocker……
With the pervasive presence of manufactured music acts and the increased influx of a seemingly infinite glut of well-meaning amateurs on the Internet these days, it becomes increasingly difficult to find an authentic, artistically mature, fresh voice in the world of music. Yet, substantial, meaningful artists are out there – and multi-talented singer/songwriter/electric guitarist Lisa Bianco is living proof. Her evocative and inventive songs are influenced by the alternative rock stylings of The Joy Formidable and The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, combined with the pop sensibilities of Blondie and The Bangles. Her voice is emotive and unique, her songs are rich in pathos and a lust for life, and her electric guitar playing is imaginative, bold and tasteful- all demonstrated on her highly successful and universally praised latest EP release, Momentum.
Having recently opened for such well-known acts as Antigone Rising, Rick Springfield, Dada and Red Wanting Blue, Lisa Has developed her unique and compelling sound and acquired her hard-won well established authenticity by paying serious dues; that is, by playing countless live shows over the past several years. Subsequently, her fan base has become strong and growing, cultivated by her years of hitting the circuit at venues in NYC such as the Mercury Lounge, the Knitting Factory, City Winery, Webster Hall, RockWood Music Hall, and the Stone Pony, Maxwell’s and the Saint in New Jersey. She has recently completed a U.S. East Coast/Canadian tour, performing several times at NYC’s Anti-Folk Festival on a bill with contemporaries such as Nicole Atkins and Regina Spektor, as well as playing the CMJ Music Marathon and the Light of the Day Concerts in Asbury Park (sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile and Jesse Malin). Momentum is the culmination of that rigorous yet creative and fruitful jouney, and once heard it becomes evident that Lisa is an artist who has matured exquisitely. Her songs are contagious, well crafted, and poignant, and Lisa’s voice is undeniable, yet words are often not enough to describe talent such as this. The evidence lies simply in experiencing Lisa Bianco on Momentum and/or in one her electrifying live performances (both-to get the whole picture) and letting nature take its course.
“This is truly an artist to keep an eye out for…as talented songwriters who also can boast of the charisma and talent of Bianco are rare” - Bob Smith, Good Times Magazine.