LisaBeth Weber

LisaBeth Weber

 New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA
BandFolkAmericana

A palette of folk, bluegrass and old and new-timey influences with keenly observed lyrics that occasionally delve into the political, all elevated by captivatingly dulcet harmonies.

Biography

LisaBeth & Maggie's latest album is THE FIRE TOWER SESSIONS, an assortment of songs ranging from the state of the world to the state of grace was produced and engineered by Grammy music-maker BIL VORNDICK (RALPH STANLEY, BELA FLECK, BOB DYLAN, DOLLY PARTON, ALISON KRAUSS), the recording features the wonderful singers and players…..JONELL MOSSER, JOHNNY HILAND, SUSAN MARSHALL, TIM LORSCH, TOM ROADY, and BIL VORNDICK. With guitar, double bass, 3 part harmony, fiddle, mandolin, sizzlin’ lead guitar, smiling percussion, Tibetan bells, and angel harp, the record presents an exciting array of tunes…some old-timey-ish, some new, one borrowed and some bluegrassy.

LisaBeth (with and without Maggie) has opened shows for over 50 national acts, including Nanci Griffith, Ralph Stanley, Dave Grisman, Asleep at the Wheel, Roy Clark, Marty Sexton, Susan Werner, John Gorka, The Mammals, Loudon Wainwright III, Patty Larkin, David Wilcox, Vance Gilbert, Christine Lavin, Tom Paxton, Todd Snider, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammar, Tom Rush, Tom Chapin, Geno Delafose, Fred Eaglesmith, Jonathan Edwards, Steve Forbert, John Hammond, Eleanor McEvoy, Bill Miller, James McMurtry, Bill Morrissey, Orleans, Jonathan Richman, John Sebastian, Darden Smith, Chris Smither, Todd Snider, Trout Fishing in America, Sloan Wainwright, Cheryl Wheeler, Robin and Linda Williams, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, and more.

MAIN LINE TODAY Magazine chose THE FIRE TOWER SESSIONS as a MUST BUY in their December 2007 issue, and wrote, “LisaBeth Weber is a keen observer—simultaneously witty, cynical, vulnerable and poignant. Her latest disc blends neo-folk and bluegrass with compelling social commentary and uplifting harmonies. The emotionally charged "Line in the Sand," a song that asks pointed questions about the war in Iraq, was dubbed "the anthem of the decade" by Peace Talks Radio.”

LisaBeth is also a visual artist, and in 2008, she was chosen as an artist to create an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree. She was also invited to an artist reception at the White House. She is most noted for her line of socially conscious pins, worn by Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem, among others. She has been recognized nationally for her efforts in spreading awareness of crucial matters in social justice, cancer prevention, women's issues, politics, and the environment. Her clients have included The National Breast Cancer Coalition, N.O.W. (National Organization for Women), The Black Womens Health Imperative, Natural Lands Trust, Greenpeace, and more. She has raised money for disaster relief, and continues to give back through donating design services and pins, and raising money for organizations through pin sales. LisaBeth is also an illustrator/calligrapher, showcasing "THE CERTIFICATE OF NEW HOPE", and QUOTATION ART; a series of prints with timely quotes of historic and current figures. In addition, LisaBeth is a noted lettering artist, and has designed a font for the INTERNATIONAL TYPEFACE CORPORATION. It's called ITC "weber hand", and is available at www.fonts.com.

Lyrics

Trouble Man

Written By: LisaBeth Weber

TROUBLE MAN © August 28, 2011

There’s a trouble man up on the wire
When the storms come, he’s flyin’ high
The many don’t know the few
Who keep it safe for me, and safe for you

And I know it’s no walk in the park
When some feel like they’re left in the dark
But I say thanks for all that you have done
You bring light back to everyone

Some may say it goes with the territory
As they pass you by along the road
But I wonder what’s his story
Could be the greatest one ever told

And I know it’s no walk in the park
When some feel like they’re left in the dark
But I say thanks for all that you have done
You bring light back to everyone

We’ll weather the storm till it passes
Until we meet again
We’ll drink a toast to second chances
No matter where, no matter when

There’s a trouble man up on the wire
When the storms come, he’s flyin’ high
So don’t look away when you see him
Just say thanks to the man up in the sky

And I know it’s no walk in the park
When some feel like they’re left in the dark
But I say thanks for all that you have done
You bring light back to everyone

Trouble Man

Written By: LisaBeth Weber

TROUBLE MAN © August 28, 2011 - LisaBeth Weber

There’s a trouble man up on the wire
When the storms come, he’s flyin’ high
The many don’t know the few
Who keep it safe for me, and safe for you

And I know it’s no walk in the park
When some feel like they’re left in the dark
But I say thanks for all that you have done
You bring light back to everyone

Some may say it goes with the territory
As they pass you by along the road
But I wonder what’s his story
Could be the greatest one ever told

And I know it’s no walk in the park
When some feel like they’re left in the dark
But I say thanks for all that you have done
You bring light back to everyone

We’ll weather the storm till it passes
Until we meet again
We’ll drink a toast to second chances
No matter where, no matter when

There’s a trouble man up on the wire
When the storms come, he’s flyin’ high
So don’t look away when you see him
Just say thanks to the man up in the sky

And I know it’s no walk in the park
When some feel like they’re left in the dark
But I say thanks for all that you have done
You bring light back to everyone

Discography

The Fire Tower Sessions
The Almost Live Sessions
The Farmhouse Sessions
Bye Bye Bush