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Art and Lisa

Bandera, Texas, United States | SELF

Bandera, Texas, United States | SELF
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Art & Lisa – Healin Time (2011)
Filed Under: americana, country-folk by exy — July 12, 2011

The singer/songwriter duo, Art & Lisa and their albums are climbing the charts and people can’t help but notice their names are everywhere. Now with their debut album “Learning to Breathe Again” and now their newest release CD Healin’ Time, the professional growth of this great duo is undeniable. - Exystence Music Blog


Art & Lisa "Healin Time"
Own label, 2010


www.artandlisa.comLisa Beck and Art Crawford are two Texas born musicians and with healin time they released their second album as a duo. Ten original songs, all written by Beck or Crawford, backed by a great band, all ingredients for a great album. I’m always a bit careful when I get private released singer-songwriter albums, to often it’s to amateurish or stars-wanna-bees. But this is something completely different and all big record companies must be fighting to contract this duo, as this album is great! Strong composition, beautiful musical arrangements and two heartwarming voices. The opening track Steal the heart, sung by Beck, is a strong Americana-rock track that has all the potential to become a major radio hit. Easy going, perfectly played and sung, sunny and enjoyable. The second track called Long gone is a second surprise, Crawford impresses with his deep voice in a song in the best country-rock tradition. In Mama’s prayers Beck reminds me for a few moments of the great Irish singer Dolores Keane, the same timbre and somehow the song has the same atmosphere of many of Keane’s recordings. Or hear her sing in Sands of Lubbock what a fantastic singer, she has the quality of giving each song another emotion without losing her natural sound. Great violin by the way in this track. Two great singers, both solo and in the harmony vocal parts, strong songs and a well produced album. A must have and my favorite Americana related album of this year so far.
© Eelco Schilder
- FolkWorld #46 11/2011


ART & LISA – HEALIN' TIME
Het levensverhaal van de in Texas geboren en in Oklahoma opgegroeide Art Crawford leest als een roman. Op school was hij muzikaal actief als dj voor een lokaal radiostation. Zijn eerste werkjaren bracht hij door als antiquair en de muziek werd in die periode jarenlang uit zijn leven verdrongen. Tot hij in 2007 de Texaanse Lisa Beck ontmoette en beiden al gauw ontdekten dat ze voor elkaar geboren waren, zowel in de liefde als in hun gedrevenheid met betrekking tot het creëren en spelen van muziek.

In 2009 verscheen een eerste plaat van het duo ‘Art & Lisa’ onder de titel “Learning To Breathe Again”, een album met ‘recht-toe-recht-aan’ countrysongs die aantoonden dat er in dit sympathieke duo een hoop talent gebundeld zat. Beide muzikanten zijn tevens songschrijvers en zingen afwisselend de lead vocals voor hun werk ook zelf in.

De opvolger voor hun debuutalbum komt nu op de markt onder de titel “Healing Time”. Er is ook een song die “Healing Waters” heet, een nummer van singer-songwriter Walt Wilkins dat op deze plaat als enige cover door ‘Art & Lisa’ op respectvolle wijze en in een prachtige interpretatie wordt gepresenteerd.

De overige negen nummers werden ook nu weer afwisselend door beide artiesten gecomponeerd en gezongen. Ze behandelen diverse uit het leven gegrepen onderwerpen als gebroken families en gebroken harten, bezorgdheden, ontgoochelingen en de immer moeilijke weg tot herstel. Naast hun eigen gitaarspel konden ‘Art & Lisa’ rekenen op de instrumentale ondersteuning van gitarist John Inmon en violist Richard Bowden.

Hun op folk- en countrymuziek geïnspireerde liedjes klinken op deze plaat al als volwaardige klassiekers in het genre. Het openingsnummer “Steal the Heart” is een door Lisa Beck emotioneel sterk gezongen countryballad waarmee al een eerste keer volop in de roos van succes wordt geschoten. Zij beschikt over een zeer warme stem waarmee ze op wonderbaarlijke wijze emoties, gevoelens van verdriet en vreugde in de liedjes weet te leggen. Als Art Crawford op zeer subtiele wijze voor vocale ondersteuning komt zorgen, gebeurt er iets magisch met deze liedjes, omdat de stemmen zo schitterend in elkaar overvloeien en tot één geheel samensmelten.

Zijn baritonstem is trouwens ook perfect in staat om heel mooie countryliedjes te zingen. Zo staat het door Art gezongen nummer “Long Gone” helemaal bovenaan ons favoriete lijstje songs uit “Healing Time”. Maar ook Lisa’s bijdragen in “Mama’s Prayers” - waarin de viool van Richard Bowden de hoofdrol speelt – en in “Healin’ Time” of het schitterende “Sands Of Lubbock” zijn erg mooi en getuigen van het grote vakmanschap dat beide muzikanten etaleren op dit album.

En het gaat zo maar door want ook over de door Lisa gezongen liedjes “Broken Without You (Briana’s Song)” en “When Am I Gonna Learn” of de door Art gebrachte songs “Mother Of Pearl” en “Saint” vallen alleen maar positieve commentaren te schrijven. Soms kan je in een recensie maar best niet te veel vertellen omdat de beste publiciteit voor deze cd wellicht komt van een korte en efficiënte melding: u kunt deze mooie plaat blindelings kopen en er van genieten, zo vaak als u zelf maar wilt. (valsam)



"Texas-born musicians Art Crawford and Lisa Beck have joined their musical and private forces since 2007. Their debut album ‘Learning To Breathe Again’ from 2009 is now getting a superb successor in the new released album ‘Healin’ Time’. Their warm voices are blended in perfect harmony and create a magic sound in their heartfelt and honest folk and country inspired songs. Here is our advice: buy this record and immensely enjoy." www.rootstime.be

- www.rootstime.be


"Anyone that has been away from home for any length of time knows the feeling of missing home. Art and Lisa's "Healin' Time" CD is like that first night back home. Familiar and comfortable. Art and Lisa will leave an impression on your heart with thier captivating songwriting and majestic vocals" Cara Miller First Lady of Radio Free Texas - Radio Free Texas - Cara Miller First Lady of Radio Free Texas - Radio Free Texas


"Art and Lisa have the unique gift of sounding both fresh and traditional at the same time. Even though they make that look easy, it isn't. These are everyday folks who write and sing about the lives and feelings of, well,
everyday folks. They make honest music with grace and soul and beauty. It was an honor to work with them." - John Inmon


"I really enjoyed working on the album project with Art and Lisa. Their writing and vocals are so soulful and real, that it was easy to get an idea of how the music should feel.
Just listening to the lyrics really helped to determine the overall musical vibe of the songs.....I think it's a fine album, and I'm glad to be a part of it."

Lloyd Maines - Lloyd Maines



"My CD of choice today is "Healin' Time" by Art and Lisa. Lisa's voice takes us to another time and place. Not only are the songs excellent, but the production takes full advantage of the excellent guitar of John Inmon, and the fiddle of Richard Bowden. I once heard Lisa sing "Sands of Lubbock" live at the Grotto in Bandera. I was stunned. Not surprised, for I know of the talent they both have. The last song on the album, "Healing Waters", was written by Walt Wilkins and puts a finishing touch to an entire album on the power of healing. There are songs of broken families, lost love, disappointment, sorrow and saints. This CD will play in my car as I head up and down the road. "Kathleen Hudson - Hill Country Happenings - Hill Country Happenings Jan 2011


"With a natural warmth and sincerity, Art and Lisa's latest recording wraps around you like a comfortable old quilt. "Healin' Time" is good for what ails you." - KH Kevin Higgins - Song of the year 2010 Texas Music Awards - KH Kevin Higgins - Song of the year 2010 Texas Music Awards


"Strong, beautiful and true. Art and Lisa bring what is so badly needed to the Texas music scene, honest intelligently made music. Together they manage to deliver songs that sound fresh and familiar simultaneously." Michael O'Connor - Guitarist /singer songwriter/ recording artist - Michael O'Connor - Guitarist /singer songwriter/ recording artist


"Art and Lisa combine grit and grace on every track of their new record, "Healin' Time". Thoughtfully produced by John Inmon, "Sands of Lubbock" evokes the lonely, endless line of the West Texas horizon. The title track could be heard in a dance hall or gospel revival and the haunting version of Walt Wilkins' "Healing Waters" brings a beautiful close to this intimate collection of songs." Susan Gibson - CMA award-winning songwriter "Wide Open Spaces" - Susan Gibson-CMA award-winning songwriter "Wide Open Spaces"


"…” And the new album “Healing Time” holds more song treasures and is even stronger proof of Art and Lisa’s timeless songs - incredible lyrics, inimitable vocals, supported with a background of soulful and warm musical talent. Overall, Art and Lisa are the most polished and sparkling diamonds in Texas Music today." " - Examiner.com Austin


"Hi Art, Hi Lisa: Your CD is as fresh, rich, and invigorating today as it was the first night I heard it. Your rich voices and passion breathe life into every lyric. Your phrasing is awesome. Every day I have a new favorite song from this CD. Truly cannot say which is my all time favorite because everything 'ya'll' do is so smoothe and moving. See you soon. Many Blessings. Thank you for the beautiful music."

Sherry Blatherwick
Added: Jan 12 2010 9:10am
- Sherry Blatherwick


I'm so glad you sent me a friend invite! I was listening to your profile and I LOVE your stuff!! WOW! I can't believe I haven't come across you before while I was down there, but thanks for the 'heads up'!! It may sound trite, but I haven't heard that kind of heart, soul, and silky ruggedness in a long time. ..in the music -and- the lyrics.. smooth, but with an edge of 'been there, and taking you there now' kind of depth. It sounds like I'm describing some kind of wine
I just happened to look at your profile today, and I'd been looking for some really cool new music for a couple of days, and then there you were!
I have a lot of musician friends in the Fredericksburg area, and get down there about once a month (average) so I'll be watching for y'all. I'll try to make it to Albert in March and bring friends. ( I love Albert anyway, I seriously thought about buying it when it was for sale. Is it still?)
I don't normally ramble on with people I've never met, but I just loved your music so much, and I only listened to a couple of songs. and a lot of us were wondering where to go down there next, and when, so I will definitely put you on our schedule.
Peace and Love,
Cindy Campbell (remember me)
- Cindy Campbell


Discography

Healin' Time official release January 31, 2011
Tracks being played:
"Long Gone"
"Mama's Prayers"
"Steal The Heart"
"Healin' Time"
"Mother Of Pearl"
"Broken Without You"

Learning to Breathe Again, released July 31, 2009
Tracks being played:
"Learning To Breathe Again"
"Different Shade Of Blue"
"He Don't Love Me"
"If It Weren't For You"
"Cleansing Rain"

107.9 KFAN Fredericksburg
105.7 KNAF Fredericksburg

radiofreetexas.org.

BigStar97.com

Highway Woman Radio Show

AM1670 - Dewberry Jam Community Radio - San Antonio, TX
wildbillradio.net

Women of Substance Radio (online station)

NBRN.FM in Nashville, TN

Bill Malone's 'BACK TO THE COUNTRY' 89.9fmWORT

Dixie McCorkell CMA/CCMA/ECMA
Triplestrand Productions
"Country Legends In The Making",
"The Americana Collection"
"Into The Light" (Country & Americana gospel)
http://www.tspcountryradio.com
(syndicated radio programs to over 400 AM/FM stations)

Danny McCloskey/The Alternate Root
1717 E. VIsta Chino, Suite A7
PMB #302
Palm Springs, CA 92262

WAGS Radio
142 WAGS Drive
Bishopville, SC 29010

KAOS Music Department
CAB 104
Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505

Mike Flynn
The Folk Sampler
PO Box 520
Siloam Springs AR 72761
www.folksampler.com

William Johnson
KPOV FM
501 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR. 97701
www.kpov.org

Rootsparadise.nl
Blueprint
Dutch Radio
Host: Thomas Kaldijk

Rootsparadise.nl
Landslide
Dutch Radio
Host: Michael van Bruggen

Radio I.S.A.
French Radio
Host: Mike Penard

Hillbilly Juke Box
Radio RheinWelle
German Radio
Host: Rolf Hierath

Radio Compagnie
Country Stew
Dutch Radio
Host: Martin van der Laan

baarnfm.nl
Dutch Radio
Host: Bertwin

Hillbilly Rockhouse
Radio EMS VECHTE WELLE
German Radio
Host: Gerd Stassen

Acoustic Rain
RTV KATWIJK
Dutch Radio
Host: Bart van der Pol

Highway 61
Radio Voce Spazio
Italian Radio
Host: Massimo Ferro

Bonanza
KANALEN FM
Danish Radio
Host: Herbert Fischer

Blues and Friends
eemlandrtv.nl
Dutch Radio
Host: Bertwin

Muziek En Toch
Radio 227
Radio Waddenzee
Radio Enkhuizen
Radio Lelystad
90.3 FM 5 VARA radio
WOLD Shoutcast.com
www.americanaradio.nl
Dutch radio
Host: Paul van Gelder

Nashville Rock
Belgium Radio

Countrytrack
countrytrack.nl
Dutch Radio
Host: Jac Oerlemans

Songriver
Omroep IJssel mond 104.1
Dutch Radio
Host: Berrie Koetsier

The Cosmic Cowboy Cafe
2RRR 88.5 FM
Austrailian Radio
Host: Eddie White

Momaldo Radio
German Radio
Host: Marcus Banks

Peelgrass
OMROEP VENRAY
Dutch Radio
Host: Rein Wortelboer

Countryfile
havenstadfm.nl
FM 105.4
Dutch Radio
Host: Roel Stabler

and many more

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Biography

The thing most people notice right off, is the way these two voices blend with such beauty and warmth. The duo has been twice nominated for vocal duo of the year by the Texas Music Awards and were inducted into the Bandera,TX Music Hall Of Fame in October 2012 for vocal duo of the year and Lisa for songwriter of the year.

Art Crawford was born in Texas, but raised in Oklahoma to the sounds of red dirt music before we even knew there was such a thing. Although, deeply rooted in gospel, when he went to college he was introduced to the sounds of Woody Guthrie, Bob Childers, Jimmy Lafave and so many others that have influenced the direction of his music. Current influences include Walt Wilkins, Kevin Higgins, Kevin Welch, Patty Griffin, Bob Dylan and many more.

Lisa (Alexander) Beck was born in Lubbock, Texas and mostly raised in the San Antonio area. She had a passion for music early on as she grew up listening to the sweet harmonies of her mom and aunt, who in their early teen years had performed in an all girls quartet in Lubbock, Texas. Some of her current influences include Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Susan Gibson, Buddy Miller, Walt Wilkins, Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris.

John Inmon joins the duo on lead guitar and adding his own beautiful harmonies. His peers know John as one of the finest guitarists in Austin, Texas (and, considering the competition, that is high praise indeed); his fans know him as the signature guitar style that has at one time or another propelled the music of Townes van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, the Lost Gonzo Band, Bruce Robison, Pat Green, Michael Martin Murphy, Keith Sykes, and most famously, Jerry Jeff Walker, for over three decades.