With a voice described as both ferocious and sweet and a percussive guitar style, Lisa Richards writes songs of longing, loss, love and hope, borrowing from the traditions of folk, blues and jazz while carving out her own musical corner of the world.
"Singer Songwriter for FNQ returns to Australia after 22 years in Austin and New York to make her best album" Lucky Oceans "The Daily Planet " Radio National
"Lisa Richards is a power pack and full-on surprise package. A singer songwriter on top of her game, captured the full attention of the audience. You could hear the hearts beating and the feet keeping time." Michael Fine Troubadour Folk Club Australia
"A captivating performer with a sly wit and an uncanny ability to touch every heart in the room while giving the intellect something to chew on. A songwriter's songwriter!" Peter Cutler, Fiddlers Crossing California
"Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition." Emily Ritchie The Australian
"Lisa Richards Returns To Her Roots With Luminous New Album A Light From The Other Side" Rhythms Magazine
"low-key singer-songwriter meets old-fashioned popular song...quiet elegance..." Bernard Zuel Sydney Morning Herald
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Rocky Mountains Folk festival
Kerrville Folk Festival
SXSW Austin Texas
Shared the stage with CW Stoneking, Michelle Shocked, Chris Whitley, Toni Childs, Tab Benoit, Jimmy La Fave, Jefferson StarShip, Paul Kelly, Diana Jones, Emily Barker, Slaid Cleaves, Daryl Braithwaite, Fanny Lumsden, Kingswood .
Some of the notable venues I have played include Club Passim, Eddie's Attic , The Sunrise Theatre Fl, Cactus Cafe Austin Tx, Antones Austin Tx, CBGB's NYC, The Bitter End NYC, Tramps NYC, Lonestar Cafe, Thread gills, The Mercury Lounge, Canberra Theatre.
Waiting to Fly 2022
I Got a Story 2020
A Light From The Other Side 2016
Beating of the Sun 2012
Mad Mad Love 2006
Fragments of Truth 2003
Not Quite So Low 1998