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Less than a week ago I had the pleasure of seeing Lisa Loeb perform again. I’d seen her only once, and it was 20 or so years ago in NYC when I was kid. I remember being so happy after watching her play and being able to be a part of that time when she was really at a peek and I myself was just learning how to be a singer and a songwriter and really absorbing the moment. Now, so many years later and having seen her again was a similar experience but different at the same time. I realized her influence even more.

Promptly taking the stage at 8pm, Lisa and her guitar looked more petite than usual in the Boulton Center on Long Island. Moments into the performance you knew that you were truly in on something special. The room was full of people that were very eager. It was obvious this woman’s work had come to be adored.

Lisa Loeb Live @ The Boulton Center, Long Island 03.30.17

Lisa Loeb live @ The Boulton Center, Long Island 03.30.17 (Photo by Soda)

 

Lisa played and sang and regaled us with a number of stories that spanned the course from her time just starting out up until that very moment. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hear stories of someone coming up in the early to mid-nineties in NYC. Sign me way up! This particular performance was full of those stories and just about equal to the songs given like precious little gifts, and, I was one of the lucky people there for the unwrapping, (thanks Blacktop Records). Hits like “Truthfully” and of course “Stay” were delivered so delicately with connections to the stories that went along with them. Lisa told us about how “Stay” of course changed her life. She was at number one without a record deal, we learned how that happened thanks to the film Reality Bites. It all sounded so magical. We were also treated to songs like “The Disappointing Pancake,” a tune true to it’s title. If you didn’t know, Lisa has also become successful in writing songs for kids, she also has an amazing foundation called Camp Lisa in which all proceeds from that recording of the same name goes to help children who can’t afford a summer camp experience to have one.

Myself and Lisa Loeb, Boulton Center 03/30/17

Myself and Lisa Loeb, Boulton Center 03.30.17

We could sit and listen all night long. It was intimate and personal. She has the charm to make you feel like you’re the only one in the room. Throughout the performance Lisa may have forgotten some words and had to poke around a few chords as well as a very nimble guitar intro in which she was very happy to have learned because it was “the guitar AND bass part rolled into one”. Those happy little mistakes made only for a better show, one in which a successful songwriter, an actor, an author and more…can just seem so, human. Tales of her friends and her children made you feel like you’d have known Lisa your whole life, and…that is a true gift. I certainly hope I don’t have to wait a bunch of years to see the one and only Lisa Loeb perform again as┬ásome shows you want to just get lost in. Thanks Lisa!

Check out the latest Lisa Loeb album, Feel What U Feel, out now.

Lisa Loeb - Feel What U Feel

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Lisa Loeb - 3,2,1 Let Go singleThe super charming Lisa Loeb returns with her new single “3,2,1 Let Go” August 5th on Canadian Indie Label Blacktop Records!

You’ll remember Lisa mainly from her big 90’s hit “Stay (I Missed You)” included on the Reality Bites Movie Soundtrack and her now classic record with her then band Nine Stories entitled Tails.

“3,2,1 Let Go” is destined to be one of your favorite end of Summer songs. Just over two and a half minutes of bouncy pop perfection coated with the sweet candy tone in Loeb’s voice this is a much needed contribution to the Alt Pop music world. Quite honestly there is no reason why this can’t be another mega hit for Lisa Loeb. But, we all know the musical landscape has drastically changed since the mid 90’s… One can only hope that Loeb’s fanbase is sitting ready for this new single and will share it with their friends. A fun addition to the release is the inclusion of B-Side “The Disappointing Pancake”, a gather round the fire kinda tongue-in-cheek folk song about, well…a disappointing pancake. You’ll eat it up!

You can grab the new single on a Limited Edition 7 inch vinyl through The Blacktop Records bandcamp page. Get your orders in fast as the vinyl won’t last.

https://blacktoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/lisa-loeb-321-let-go-btr053

Hear the new song right here: