BALCONYTV DUBLIN 2/11/2009
PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
Music that will seep deep into the veins given half a chance. Irish Times
Lisa Hake is a singer-songwriter-guitarist whose home is Dundalk, County Louth. She hails from the wine country hills of Northern California and before that, the coal mining mountains of West Virginia.
Hake has been captivating audiences around the country with her mellifluous voice, soft melodies and introspective stories reports O2 Making Waves. In the US, a DJ from Virginia described Hake as having a voice like a young Emmylou Harris and fresh rootsy-rhythmic arrangements that recall recent Iron & Wine.
During the past three years in Ireland, Hake has recorded two albums: Her debut, Tree Over Sea, was a fine pop album that evokes the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan in more or less equal parts according to Sarah McQuaid of the Evening Herald. Her second, Wind Under Wood, has just been released and early thoughts from Jackie Hayden of Hot Press call it a fine showcase for her introspective soft-rock approach, oozing confidence and panachewith mellow 60s overtones straddling a number of genres, from folk to indie rock, without ever falling over.
Surrealistic story songs involving Tarot cards, worry dolls, and the Theory of Relativity...hypnotic acoustic guitar paired with sexy double-bassNick Drake reincarnated as a woman this time around.
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