Lisa Biales plays 3 tracks from Just Like Honey and talks about her first gig, how she learned to project her voice in noisy crowds, and how she met her “blues sister.”
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Lisa Biales tells the story of how this collection came together EG Kight worked for 6 months figuring out which songs to put on the album. They looked all over for existing tunes to cover and determined which originals they should include as well. She said they ended up with way to many songs for one CD.
Lisa Biales sets up the title track from Just Like Honey. EG Kight said this song came in from a Nashville-base song writer she knows. It came in a huge zip file in email and EG almost deleted it. But when they listened to it they liked it so much they decided to name the CD after it.
[Calvin plays “Just Like Honey” from the Lisa Biales CD of the same name.]
Lisa Biales and Calvin talk about how “Just Like Honey” is so perfect for southern summer heat and how the song stars out from just Lisa’s voice and blossoms into a full band sound.
Lisa Biales talks about her vocal style. She says it developed early on when she started singing early on with bad microphones and no monitors. So in order to hear herself over everything that’s going on she had to develop a strong clear voice. And she’s been working on breathe control and pushing her voice.
Lisa talks about the first time she ever played for money. Her father had a show at a amusement park. When she was 13 he took her along to play for the younger folks during the breaks in his show. And she was excited to get paid for singing.
Lisa sets up “Through The Eyes of a Child,” which was written by EG Kight. Lisa says she could do an enitre CD of EG Kight songs, but they kept it to just three on the CD and this is Lisa’s favorite EG Kight song on the CD.
[Calvin plays “Through the Eyes of a Child” from Just Like Honey by Lisa Biales]
Lisa talks about how she met EG Kight. They met on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues cruise. Lisa Biales saw her perform and fell in love with her music and how she played guitar. Lisa invited her to play a house concert at their home and the two immediately became “blues sister.” They have been very helpful to each oher and encouraging. EG Kight kept pesetering her to record songs and Lisa finally asked EG Kight to be the producer.
Lisa Biales sets up “Peaches”. This is an original from Lisa about “makin’ whoopie”.
[Calvin plays “Peaches” from Just Like Honey by Lisa Biales.]
Lisa talks about how she went to Macon Georgia and EG Kight set up the backing band. Tommy Talton on guitar, Bill Stewart on drums, Marshal Coats on bass, Paul Hornsby on keyboards.
Lisa talks about a tribute show put together called “Here’s To The Women” about the women who have influenced her over the years, which covers women like Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Karla Bonoff, and many others.
Trampoline / Birds Of Chicago / Birds Of Chicago / 4:32
Good Day / AJ Downing / Good Day / 3:26
Butcher In Town / Malcolm Holcombe / Down The River / 4:27
Wham Bam Jam / Janis Martin / The Blanco Sessions / 2:27
Be Kind To A Man While He’s Down / Foghorn Stringband / Outshine The Sun / 2:48
Leaving Time / Patterson Hood / Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance / 3:31
Move On / The Whispering Pines / Whispering Pines / 3:26
Pretty Girl From Michigan / The Avett Brothers / The Carpenter / 2:47
Willin’ / The Band Of Heathens / Even More Songs of Route 66 / 4:01
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