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July 2014 WONDERLAND DROPS SEPTEMBER 23

Dreamy and bittersweet, heartfelt and swinging, Walker delivers fifteen songs on her highly anticipated second album, WONDERLAND. Rooted in jazz, with elements drawn from the worlds of folk, country, and 70's acoustic pop, Walker and her virtuosic band slip effortlessly between genres to create their own soulfully sweet sound on another beautiful compilation of gems from the American Songbook and beyond. Look for it on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon, with radio adds September 23.

January 2014 IT'S A WRAP!

Wonderland was mastered by Ken Lee Mastering in Oakland, California after the final mixes were completed at Brick Hill Studios in Cape Cod. Photographer Laura Makabresku’s haunting image graces the cover. Before it’s official release, Lissy has been busy getting all 180 of her backers copies of the album. “I am so grateful to the people who made this epic journey happen! Because of them, I was able to go places creatively that I could only imagine before. Thank you so much, wonderful backers!”

June 20, 2013 STRING TRIO ADDED to WONDERLAND

Lissy is thrilled to have Carla Kihlstedt on violin I and II and Liz Schultze on cello on Wonderland. Jon Evans has composed gorgeous string arrangements for three tracks, which will be recorded at his Brick Hill Studio in Cape Cod in September.

January 1, 2013 HAPPY NEW YEAR from WONDERLAND!

We are in the thick of it now! Mixing has begun. Release set for 2014. Stay tuned!

June 13, 2012 WONDERLAND REPORT

Steven Bernstein on trumpet, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Jon Evans on lap steel and Dave Macnab on 12 string guitar have recorded overdubs on Wonderland. The project will break for the Summer, and resume in the Fall.

Valentine’s Day, 2012 FANTASY STUDIOS

Lissy and her band recorded over two days 15 tracks for Wonderland! There will be more musicians added to the project in the coming months. “It was two intensive, delightful days of music making. I’m very happy with our arrangements and the phenomenal musicianship.”

January 24, 2012 LISSY'S NEXT ALBUM WILL BE RECORDED at FANTASY STUDIOS on VALENTINE'S DAY!

She will be joined once again by John R. Burr on piano, Scott Nygaard on guitar and mandolin, Philip Worman on cello, and Jon Evans on bass. Jason Lewis joins the band on drums. Wonderland is an entirely fan-funded project. "I'm so grateful to everyone who contributed to help make this next project happen. And I'm thrilled to be recording at the legendary Fantasy Studios. Wonderland at Fantasy on Valentine's Day, how perfect is that?"

October 21, 2011 LISSY WALKER to APPEAR at PIEDMONT PIANO

Lissy will be joined on stage with John R Burr on piano, Scott Nygaard on guitar, Sam Bevan on bass, and Philip Worman on cello. They will be performing selections from her acclaimed debut album, Life Is Sweet, as well as previewing new re-imagined songs from her upcoming album, Wonderland.

Organic Wine Uncorked will be pouring organic wines on this special evening.

Reserve Tickets at Piedmont Piano 510.547.8188

September 1, 2011 CABARET SCENES REVIEWS LIFE IS SWEET

The cabaret world's only magazine, CABARET SCENES, reviews Life Is Sweet, and calls it a "sweet treat!"

Read the review by Harold Sanditen www.cabaretscenes.org

August 30, 2011 LIFE IS SWEET "HITS A HIGH NOTE!"

Read the latest fantastic review from Spoony's Music Diary www.spoonysmusicdiary.com

January 12, 2011 LISSY to PERFORM at SUPPER & SONG

Lissy will perform with Faith Winthrop, Darryl Rowe, and Barry Warren at The Parish Hall on January 12, 2011.

Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, California. Advance tickets $20 @brownpapertickets

October 1, 2010 "A SHEER DELIGHT FROM START TO FINISH"

Read the latest wonderful review of Life Is Sweet by David McGee in the October, 2010 issue of The Absolute Sound.

On newsstands now!

September 21, 2010 CELLULOID HEROES CHARTS on FINLAND'S TOP 10 JAZZ SONGS!

September 20, 2010 LIFE IS SWEET FEATURED in the SEPTEMBER ISSUE of THE BLUEGRASS SPECIAL

Read the story at The Bluegrass Special

July 31, 2010 LIFE IS SWEET FEATURED on JAZZ CARAVAN

As part of his special radio show featuring California Jazz Artists, both well-known and up-and-coming, Carl Stewart features Lissy, Charles Mingus, and others on Jazz Caravan - KRTU San Antonio.

The show will be available to stream until August 7.

July 7, 2010 LIFE IS SWEET ADDED to JAZZRADIO.COM

Seven tracks from the album have been added to this wonderful jazz station. Jazzradio.com presents 24 different jazz radio channels. You'll hear it on the Contemporary Vocals Channel, where today's jazz singers reinvent and create new standards.

June 29, 2010 MORE GOOD NEWS!

Lissy will be appearing at Caffe Trieste, 1667 Market Street in San Francisco on July 10 at 8:00 with pianist Willie Russert and Philip Worman on cello.

June 29, 2010 GOOD NEWS!

Life Is Sweet is one of CDBaby's top Folk-Jazz albums!

June 18, 2010 BREAD & ROSES BENEFIT CONCERT

Lissy will be performing on June 18, 2010 at The Epworth Music Ministry at 7:00. The performance will benefit Bread And Roses. She will be joined on stage with The Albany All-Stars.

May 13, 2010 MORE RAVE REVIEWS!

Life Is Sweet continues to stay on the Jazzweek Charts for nine weeks.

Jonathan Schwartz plays I Remember You on his Saturday Show, May 8 and says it is "unlike anything he's ever heard."

Brian Lindsay writes an excellent review for AllAboutJazz.

Life Is Sweet at #5 in WBGU's Top Ten this week.

April/May 2010 RADIO PLAY and GLOWING REVIEWS

Life Is Sweet continues to stay on the JazzWeek Charts since its debut in February. Radio play includes over 50 stations throughout the nation, including WWOZ New Orleans, KSDS San Diego, and WAER New York.

Life Is Sweet was featured on Jonathan Schwartz's infamous Saturday Show on April 17, 2010, where he announced that he "had discovered a new voice".

Lissy was featured and interviewed on Bob Collin's Jazz Cafe on WHRU New York on May 5.

The album was on two top 20 lists, WBGU Ohio and WICR Indianapolis: and was featured on Jazz and Bossa Radio, where they played the entire album.

The news was then picked up and featured on two music blogs, JAZZofilo and Jazz and Bossa Radio and Review where she was the featured artist of the week.

Music critics continue to write about the record, including a glowing review from Wilbert Sostre in JazzTimes and Scott Yanow, LAJazzScene.

March 10, 2010 CD RELEASE show at the new FREIGHT & SALVAGE in BERKELEY, CA

Lissy will be joined by her band: John R. Burr, Scott Nygaard, Jon Evans, Dave Ellis, Dave Rokeach, Erik Jekabson and Philip Worman.

Also appearing: Alexis Harte Band
All ages welcome

Advance tickets at Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison, Berkeley, California

January 27, 2010 JAZZ/FOLK CHANTEUSE LISSY WALKER to RELEASE HER DEBUT ALBUM "LIFE IS SWEET" on STRAWBERRY CANYON RECORDS, FEB 9

Read the Press Release here.

Lissy Walker will release Life Is Sweet on the Strawberry Canyon Records label in early 2010. Co-produced with Jon Evans, the album brings new life to a set of standards by Irving Berlin, Randy Newman, Johnny Mercer, Ray Davies, Harry Nilsson, and Nick Drake. Walker's band includes celebrated SF and NYC players John R. Burr, Scott Nygaard, Jon Evans, and Steven Bernstein.

September, 2009 LISSY to PERFORM at ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND, SEPTEMBER 9

Four distinctive vocalists interpret beloved standards, originals, and re-discovered gems. Brian Byrnes * Woodwrow Thompson * Lissy Walker * Barry Warren