Bend an ear to the music of gifted singer/songwriter & guitarist Lisa Mills, and you will quickly discover her soulful original music has a firm foundation in the Blues. Lisa grew up in and around Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and between her love of Gospel (from her musical beginnings in the church), her mother’s love of Elvis, her father’s love of Hank Williams, Sr., along with a few Brenda Lee albums, and Lisa had quite the diverse background from which to develop as a young musician.
Her first exposure to the Blues came when she went to see the movie, The Blues Brothers. From that moment on, she knew the path she was to follow. Her first album was a live recording in 1999, that found its way into the hands of Sam Andrew, who asked her to be the lead singer in Big Brother and the Holding Company. She toured with BBHC for three years throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. While in England she was heard by Roy Williams, Robert Plant’s sound engineer, and through this encounter, was given the opportunity to share the stage with such notable musicians as Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Andy Fairweather Lowe, Ian Jennings and the Big Town Playboys, as well as many other great musical talents. Since 2001, Lisa has been performing summer tours around the UK and Europe, and has opened for the likes of Dr. John, Delbert McClinton and Tony Joe White and Michael Bolton.
Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the musician Lagniappe readers named the “Best Area Musician.”
For more information on Lisa Mills, visit: http://www.lisamills.com