Lisa was a 13 year old singer/songwriter performing at an amusement park where her father who played upright bass in a Dixieland jazz Band called The Dick Roberts Jazz Band.



Lisa Biales, Blues Blast Cover for March 2015 (about time in my opinion) nominated for the Blues Blast Award for Acoustic Blues CD 2014 (should have won in my opinion) for Belle of the Blues which I think was one of the finest CD's of 2014. Seven out of eleven songs on that CD were written by EG Kight, a duo collaboration that is one of the best in blues if you ask me. EG has also produced two of Lisa's CD's as well.

She performed at the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards, three songs, Graveyard Dead which she co-wrote with EG Kignt and one of my personal favorites, Sad, Sad, Sunday and Trouble, all of the CD for which she was nominated.

Lisa can cover the old originals like I Only Have Eyes For You and make them her own, she has covered many a song and I haven't been able to find fault with a single one (and I'm not big on covers, believe me). I asked Lisa about her collaboration with EG Kight that manifested into Peach Pickin' Mamas and she said she first met EG on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise and invited her to her home for a "house concert" and she said EG made her feel welcome in her own home and now whevener they get a chance to do something together, be it write a song or perform together, they do.

Lisa also does a tribute show to all the women in blues that have influenced her called Here's to the Women (man I'd give anything to see that show) which includes covers from Maria Muldauar (Don't Ya Feeel My Leg) and Bonnie Raitt (Write Me A Few Of Your Lines) just to name a couple.

She used to hear her mother sing around the house and in fact just found an old 78rpm record that her mother recorded in 1947 called Crying Over You and she instantly recalls her mother singing this tune around the house but had no clue she had ever recorded anything and is looking forward to coming across more of her mother's treasures.

Lisa also plays with Ricky Nye's band, The Paris Blues Band, when they come to Ohio once a year and did a CD with them entitled Singing In My Soul which is early 20's Dixieland Jazz. Lisa did a CD called Closet Hippie in 2010 which by all accounts is a folk CD and right in the middle of this folky CD, she hits you right between the ears, BLAM, with the most beautiful acoustic version of Little Wing that I've ever heard.She did the artwork on the CD and wrote eight of the twelve songs.


The whole picture of Lisa Biales is that she is the whole package, musically she has superior tone, a lyrical voice, she is clear, soulful, magical and plucks at your heart strings. Her performances are energetic and the way she connects with her audiences is really a special treat. The Washington Blues Society said "there are few vocalists locally or natinoally I can think of that are even in Bialies' caliber.

She will tell you herself "I can't play or sing like anyone but me". I only own four of her nine CD's and Lisa was so kind as to sign them and send them to me. I'm on my own for the other five as she has nine in total but it's now a goal of mine to gather the rest of them because I'm curious and you should be also as to what kind of music she is cranking out on all nine of her CD's. Each one is like opening a new Christmas present on Christmas morning, you never know what version of Lisa Biales you're going to get.

I asked her what was on the horizon for her and she said she is just going to do shows in Ohio, she has no plans to record right now but will be doing a little writing. She has done seven CD's in the last seven years so she is quite comfortable in not pushing the enevelope any further right now and just sticking close to home. Who can blame her?

Lisa runs her own independent label called Big Song Music and you can find out more about her and buy her music at lisabiales.com

Until next week,

Peace & BLUES,

Lori aka the blueswoman
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Sir William
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"Till I Fall"


The rapper, songwriter and producer of hip hop known only as Sir has released his latest single track, “Till I Fall.” The track has been proudly released under the independent Young Society Music Group label. Indomitable, melodic, with a powerful back beat and moments of great intensity, “Till I Fall” is easily one of the best pop tracks to come from an independent rapper in quite some time.

Sir cites as main artistic influences a broad array of pop and hip-hop stars including Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, the Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Nas, Canibus, Clip Heatwood, Slick Rick, and Michael Jackson. A particularly eloquent master of the mic, Sir's lyrics are deliberate and concise, chosen for sound, rhythm and meaning in equal measures.

“I started off managing a rap group by the name of Young Society,” writes Sir of his start in hip hop. “After realizing that my true gift was being behind the mic and impacting people from the stage, I decided to turn to the life of recording and performing.”

A man of great drive and personal direction, Sir's music has always been about improving the world around him. Though the power and groove of “Till I Fall” stand out as clear priorities for the artist, it is the reason underpinning the track with which Sir is chiefly interested.



Speaking of these themes, Sir comments, “My music gives people looking for a way to express how they feel about today's society (music, media, etc.) a voice to be heard, received by the masses. 'Till I Fall' speaks for those who have smelled, tasted, and experienced success and the things that happen while being at the top of their respected fields. There are going to be people that enjoy seeing you be the best … however, there are also always going to be people who want to see you fall. 'Till I Fall' speaks about going until you fall while planning to never do so.”

Sir was born Sir William Christopher Alexander in Jacksonville, FL. He has been honing his craft since the age of 13.

“Till I Fall” 
by Sir
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Award winning Blues artist 
Shaun Murphy 
continues to plow ahead with a new release. 


With a career spanning decades, a front position with Little Feat and currently on tour with Bob Seger, she has also  toured along the way with such notables as Bruce Hornsby, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and The Moody Blues.



CASHBOX is pleased to present her new single "Loretta" due to be released in early February.








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