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Lisa Redford Unplugged

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Lisa Redford Unplugged

I’m really delighted to be writing features and about my music for All Things Norfolk who have been really supportive. I’ll be sharing what I’m up to musically and other musical adventures in the area. Spring this year has been a busy one already with some exciting things happening. 

Session Videos for Bob Harris

In March I had a lovely time catching up with legendary broadcaster Bob Harris who has been incredibly supportive of my career. He has played songs from each of my releases and I’ve appeared on his BBC Radio 2 show to record live sessions, definitely a highlight of my career! For an independent artist like myself, that support has been invaluable.

I was interviewed by Bob and played 3 songs live for his new show on WBBC and here are the videos:

Performing my song 'Music and the Mountains' with Bob introducing me video

Here is a second video, chatting more with Bob and performing new song ‘Another Place and Time’ plus a Ryan Adams cover of ‘When the Stars Go Blue’. I was asked to play one of the first cover songs I learnt and I’ve fond memories of performing this lovely song from ‘Gold’ one of my favourite albums. 

Watch the second video here You can also listen and download the podcast  on iTunes

Country to Country Festival at the O2

My music definitely has an Americana influence and also in March I was selected to play the Pop-Up Stages at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2. Now in it’s second year, C2C is a huge country music festival featuring some of the biggest artists in the genre. There seems to be a big resurgence of interest in country music, especially with the US show Nashville, and the festival had a great atmosphere with so much outstanding live music from both sides of the pond going on inside and outside the arena. I enjoy putting together highlights videos from festivals and events I’ve played and here’s one from C2C to give a fun taster of the weekend:

Fun highlights Video

I performed three times during the weekend and here’s a live video. Performing ‘Love Won’t Let Me Go’ 

Performing at C2C

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is a great day on the third Saturday of each April celebrating independent records shops around the world. The day is an excellent  way of supporting your local independent record shop, which is very important, and brings together music lovers and artists. I heard that Blossom Records in Norwich had a great day of live music and I did an in-store at David's Music in Letchworth, receiving a lovely warm welcome as well as selling lots of CD's which is always appreciated!

Highlights of my Record Store Day

Great review here of my RSD in-store. Huge thanks to the excellent blog 4000 Miles to Nashville:

Mustard TV

It was lots of fun meeting the team at Mustard TV which launched in March. I was interviewed on the Mustard Show and among other things chatted about my songs ‘Dragonfly‘ and ‘Red Eyes‘ being used for a film made by Appletree Media Norwich for the charity The Benjamin Foundation which has been broadcast regularly on the channel. The Benjamin Foundation is a Norfolk charity that helps people deal with many of the challenges that life throws at them. These include supporting homeless young people and supporting children in schools with issues like bullying. Tune into Freeview channel 8 to catch Mustard TV as they also have a new music show called The Music Mash featuring lots of local talent.

New Compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ out now

I’ve recently released a new compilation which is available at my Bandcamp page The tracks are a mixture of acoustic love songs (some happy, some bittersweet!) from my studio albums plus some live studio versions. Thanks so much to those who have already purchased.

‘The Boy Who...’ was recently played also played on Amazing Radio.

Lisa Redford Biography

Lisa Redford from Norwich has been described by BBC Radio 2′s Bob Harris as “one of our finest singer/songwriters.” She has earned acclaim for her heartfelt acoustic music with gorgeous melodies, stunning pure and soulful vocals. 

She has a distribution deal with Proper and has toured the UK and Europe. As well as gaining airplay on Bob Harris's Radio 2 show, she has recorded two live sessions for the legendary DJ. Her song 'Dragonfly' was featured in his Best of British special. The song was also used in an independent film in LA. Lisa last release EP ‘Reminders’ was recorded in NYC where she has also been based. It was recorded with producer Jeff Hill who has worked with Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson. 

Lisa has played gigs with the likes of Hazel O'Connor, Glenn Tilbrook, Kathryn Williams, Boo Hewerdine and more, performed at various festivals including Latitude, Ipswich Music Day and Norwich Sound & Vision. She also has a regular column in Songwriting Magazine where she offers advice to musicians.

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