Lisa Loeb :: http://www.lisaloeb.com
Combining her special and unique talents as a singer/songwriter, Lisa Loeb has shown the world her ability to create music that touches the heart and stimulates the mind, proving herself an artist on par with the best of her generation.
Raised in Dallas, Texas in a family that values the arts, Loeb studied ballet, piano and music theory and began composing original music and writing her own lyrics while in her youth. She earned her degree in comparative literature from Brown University, where she had her first real taste of musical success with her duo Liz and Lisa. Loeb moved to New York in the early 90s, where she performed on the Manhattan club circuit and recorded a tape (referred to by fans as “The Purple Tape”) that she sold at her shows.
In 1994, her breakout song “Stay (I Missed You)” was part of the soundtrack to the hit motion picture Reality Bites. As the world recognized her prodigious talents, the song earned Lisa a Grammy nomination and a Brit Award, as well as the distinction of being the first and only unsigned artist to have a No. 1 single. Geffen Records signed her later in 1994.
Loeb’s debut album Tails was released in 1995 and featured an engaging collection of heart-shaped ballads and fervent rockers that earned Loeb a Grammy nomination and gold sales status. Touring endlessly to reach her new fans, Lisa shared stages with musical luminaries including Lyle Lovett, Counting Crows, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, and the Indigo Girls.
Loeb released her follow-up album Firecracker, in 1997. The disc garnered another Grammy nod and featured the Top 20 single “I Do.” Loeb toured with The Wallflowers and Chris Isaak and was part of the groundbreaking first Lilith Fair, appearing on the tour each of its four years.
From the outset of her professional recording career, Loeb’s music turned pop convention on its ear, while her signature glasses and girlish skirts stylishly rebuked the status quo. In 2002, Loeb signed with Artemis Records to gain the creative flexibility of an independent label helmed by experienced label executives Danny Goldberg and Daniel Glass.
Her latest CD, Hello Lisa, features 11 original songs composed or co-written by Lisa and a variety of songwriters and producers, including Randy Scruggs, Dweezil Zappa, Glen Ballard and Peter Collins. “Though I wrote many of the songs myself, this record is ultimately a collaborative effort,” Loeb says. “I wanted to write, produce and play with as many people as possible to bring a sense of diversity to the project. I co-produced the album, so there is a strong connection in all the songs.” Composing and performing songs that combine effervescent pop with the lyricism of a skilled storyteller, Lisa Loeb is one of contemporary music’s most sumptuous delights.
In addition to recording and performing her music live, Lisa has recently shown the world that her performing talents include acting and voiceovers. Guest appearances on the Chris Isaak show, the Andy Dick show, the network drama Cupid, The Drew Carey Show and more, have made her dramatic and comedic talents known. Lisa starred in her first feature film role, opposite Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush in the hit movie “House On Haunted Hill” which was the number one film in America for Halloween weekend 1999. Lisa is currently recording voice-overs for Columbia-Tristar Television’s animated series “Spiderman” to debut fall 2002 on MTV.