Genres:Folk, Easy Listening, Reggae/Dub, Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Jazz - Bebop/Traditional, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop , World - Eastern European, Latin - Tango, Latin - Brazilian - Bossa Nova
Singer-songwriter Lisa McCormick's strong clear voice and sharp sense of humor light up the stage, with distinctly original contemporary acoustic songs characterized by daring sophisticated lyrics and infectious guitar rhythms. She has released four CD’s of original music, and has toured extensively as a solo acoustic artist.
McCormick’s debut CD, "Right Now", released in 1997, earned McCormick instant acclaim, including the honors "Artist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" by Maine Public Radio, the Grand Prize in the USA Songwriting Competition, Grand Prize in the MIXX Magazine Indie Band Contest, and three preliminary GRAMMY nominations. Produced by veteran folk/rocker Jonathan Edwards and released on his Rising Records label, "Right Now" gained national radio airplay.
A second CD of contemporary folk/pop songs, “Sacred” was released in 2000. “Mystery Girl” followed in 2003, introducing Jazz and Latin flavors to McCormick’s sound. Her most recent release, “Talisman Groove” (2007) expands McCormick’s horizons with World Music influences. Each project maintains a high standard of lyrical and musical craftsmanship.
The Washington Post raves, "This is one singer/songwriter who is really worth hearing!" and Boston's New England Performer Magazine calls Lisa McCormick "...an absolute genius. She is funny, sexy, smart, literate, sardonic, witty, and sings with all the power of a rock diva.”
In addition to her own performances, McCormick has been invited to open the show for numerous national artists, including Ani DiFranco, Aimee Mann, Jonathan Edwards, and Joan Armatrading.