Lisa Jane Lipkin is a piano-playing songstress with a rock-meets-folk kind of poetic take on life. Her passionate voice draws you into a melodic, storytelling world that is as unique as it is moving.
Once dubbed a cross between Joni Mitchell & Diana Ross, Lipkin was weaned on the Beatles & Beethoven, cut her teeth on Dylan & Cat Stevens, and was schooled in Ella Fitzgerald and Elton John.
A beguiling performer, Lipkin has opened for Dar Williams, Steve Forbert, Vance Gilbert, Shemekia Copeland, John Pizzarelli, Garnet Rogers, Beatlejuice (with Boston’s Brad Delp), Tom Chapin, among others, in addition to being a featured performer at countless clubs, coffeehouses & concerts.
Her new album is "Flying on Instruments" which she co-produced with producer/composer/musician Richard Martinez (Across the Universe) and features guitarist Peter Calo (Carly Simon), drummers Doug Yowell (Duncan Sheik) and Terry Silverlight (George Benson), bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega) and a cast of talented others.
“Flying on Instruments” reveals Lipkin’s broad range of musical influences and stylistic versatility. She is equally comfortable declaring emotional war in the upbeat opener "I Do Now" as she is tenderly caressing in the ballad “To Begin Again with You.” Lipkin can at once be optimistic and cheerleading in the bluesy rock-rally "Move On," and then turn introspective and deeply compassionate in the penetrating ballad "Change upon Change."
Keen at singing about love and its various gains and losses, Lipkin also aims to raise social consciousness in the passionate appeal “Does Anybody Hear?” Inspired by Kerry Kennedy’s powerful book, “Speak Truth to Power”, the song was written to open the New Hampshire premiere of “Voices from beyond the Dark”, Ariel Dorfman’s drama prompted by the work of Kennedy’s organization “Speak Truth to Power”.
In addition to appearing on many compilations as well as other artists’ recordings (Aksara, Sandi Kimmel & “Women, Spirit, Song”), Lipkin’s songs, compositions and arrangements have won First Place in a New York State Contest for Environmental Awareness and appear in the new Tami Gold documentary “Passionate Politics-The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch.”
Her debut CD "Raise the Honey" was hailed as “a body full of truth and emotion” and features “Jayme’s Song” (theme song of “Jayme’s Fund for Social Justice, NH based charity). Lipkin’s second CD, "A Prayer for Peace", is a journey through healing music with original songs, prayers and chants inspired by Jewish mysticism and praised as “haunting and beautiful, carefully and passionately put together”.
A Jersey-girl living in New York, Lipkin admits wanting her music to offer something positive and transformational. “I sing about life - up, down or in between - always going for some truth. I think it really does set you free"
Lisa Jane Lipkin - piano, vocals, percussion
Lisa performs solo or with additional musicians up to a full band as appropriate for the venue.
Flying on Instruments
Raise the Honey
A Prayer for Peace
Internet & Radio Radio:
Media Positive Radio
Radio Sefarad (Spain) - Featured Artist
Women of Substance
Music You Don't Have
Shirim - WCUW
I Do Now
Tell Him No
To Begin Again with You
A New Togetherhood
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"Flying on Instruments" is filled with powerful emotions, ear-tingling production, tuneful songs and..."Flying on Instruments" is filled with powerful emotions, ear-tingling production, tuneful songs and uniquely beautiful voice. Treat yourself to some new music for the New Year! Sandi Kimmel - Sterling Heart Music
CNC Music Productions
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From the very first note, it is clear that Lisa is very talented. Her lyrics paint a picture for th...From the very first note, it is clear that Lisa is very talented. Her lyrics paint a picture for the listener on songs like “Merry Go Ride” and “Beautiful Dream”. The band plays very well and the songs are produced to showcase Lisa’s voice perfectly.
About "A PRAYER FOR PEACE"
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“Lisa Jane Lipkin reminds us, once again, why the Hebrew word for breath and the Hebrew word for sou...“Lisa Jane Lipkin reminds us, once again, why the Hebrew word for breath and the Hebrew word for soul are one and the same. With every breath on this beautiful new CD, you can hear Lisa's soul – her neshama. And what a breath/soul it is! Enjoy!” Rabbi Mark Sameth
What Fans are Saying About "Raise the Honey"
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"This is the album that will milestone a period of my life. "Raise the Honey" is a body full of tru..."This is the album that will milestone a period of my life. "Raise the Honey" is a body full of truth and emotion. It has become the album for this period of my life." Susan Martinez
"A beautiful well-crafted masterpiece, this is by far one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard. It's very well put together and the lyrics/music just take you away into a carefree world." Aimee
"I've added Lisa's "Raise the Honey" to my Sunday afternoon listening...it doesn't get much better." Ansley Smith
"Only once in a while does a recording come along that a listener feels compelled to play from beginning to end over and over. Lisa Jane Lipkin's warm, seductive vocals provide the perfect foray into her words and melodies." William Lindy
More fan comments!
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Lisa's voice and lyrics are wonderfully soothing and comforting. I listen in the car and in the offi...Lisa's voice and lyrics are wonderfully soothing and comforting. I listen in the car and in the office. I never tire of Lisa's rich, soulful voice. Every song tells a story, it's a great album! Rachel Seliber
Original & varied set pulling from all three CD's, new songs not yet recorded & selective covers tailored to the gig.
Buckets of Rain - Dylan
Love Warriors - Tuck & Patti
Wish you Were Here - Pink Floyd (Solo w/piano)
Happy Together - Turtles - done way differently then they did - but it's a surprise
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