Chasing Away the Blues
A song from the latest CD, "Chasing Away the Blues" by Oxford musician Lisa Biales cracked the Top 40 on International Folk Radio. The song "Where the Buckwheat Blooms", on the third solo album by the Ohio native, hit #32 between Cat Stevens and Bill Monroe. Additionally, Biales' music is in current rotation at radio stations in Germany, New Zealand, Australia, England, Canada, Las Angeles, New York, Nashville, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Ohio. 'People are listening to my music all over the world and discovering a voice they like,' said Biales. 'It is very exciting and validates me as an artist.' Biales' soul stirring voice and unique guitar playing has created her signature sound combining a folky, blues mix of musical genres. Lisa Biales grew up in a musical family and began her career at age twelve playing guitar and singing for church services and weddings. Her earliest influences were The Beatles, and New Orleans style Dixieland-Jazz music. From the very first time Lisa picked up the guitar, she was inspired to write, consequently, Lisa has been singing, performing and recording her original music with the very best musicians for over 20 years. Lisa graced the stages in her teens singing Jazz Standards with her father's band and at the request and delight of the crowd, would step out on her own and sing her original tunes. Working as a studio musician, you may have heard Lisa's voice in commercials, film, or on one of your favorite albums. Lisa's music is getting airplay around the world. Her simplistic musical arrangements have been called a work of art. Here's what they are saying: 'Lisa has a soulful bluesy voice that you want to hear over and over again. It is smooth as chocolate and clear as a bell.' 'Honest and exciting . . . a compelling songwriter.' Dirty Linen 'Top shelf! A bluesy voice with songs to match.' LA Review 'She takes you by the hand and shows you a picture postcard slice of life.' Sarah Goslee Reed, Prairie Orchid 'The first thing you notice is the strong supple beautiful voice.' Jim Phillips, Athens News 'Like a great Zen Master, Lisa absoultely zones into each musical moment . . . I was inspired.' Michael Kalter, Wildwater Band Guitarist.