Lisa Lim Band
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Lisa Lim Band

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States | SELF

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States | SELF
Band Blues Rock




"Ladysmith Wine Pumpkin Festival"

Lisa Lim Band performing at Ladysmith Wine Festival! - Ladysmith Village

"Gloucester Blues & Brews Festival!"

Lisa Lim Band performing at Gloucester Blues & Brews Festival! - Gloucester Blues & Brews

"Lisa Lim Band performing at D.C.'s elite club Madam's Organ!"

Madam's Organ with Lisa Lim Band performing! - Things To Do In DC

"Lisa Lim Band performing at D.C.'s elite club Madam's Organ!"

Madam's Organ with Lisa Lim Band performing! - Things To Do In DC

"Lisa Lim Band performing at D.C.'s elite club Madam's Organ!"

Madam's Organ with Lisa Lim Band performing! - Things To Do In DC

"Lisa Lim Band performs at Greenbelt Music Festival!"

Four Day Greenbelt Labor Day Music Festival with a Blues Festival slated on 2nd Day featuring Lisa Lim Band! - Greenbelt Patch

"Lisa Lim Band performing at Live onWoodrow Wilson Plaza!"

The Lisa Lim Band blew the Live! crowd away with their dazzling array of musical skills. - DESHO Productions

"July 2012 \ Premier Clinic \ Beyond Blues \ Blues Basics: Saying More With Less"

Theory: Beginner
Lesson Overview:
•Create more with less by limiting your note choices.
• Develop simple and useful phrases that are easy to experiment with.
• Understand how different phrasing techniques can expand your vocabulary.

Read more: - Premier Guitar Magazine

"Lisa Lim, featured artist in Music Sptlight November 2011 issue of Front Porch!"

Lisa Lim is featured artist in Music spotlight November 2011 issue of Front Porch Publication on pg. 29. - The Front Porch

"New duo collaboration with national blues artist Gaye Adegbalola!"

BMA award winner & founding member of Saffire, "Uppity Blues Women", Gaye Adegbalola & axe slinger Lisa Lim come together to collaborate in their new duo project, "Limalola"!
- Lim's Music

"Lisa Lim interview live on John Darlington Radio Show!"

Catch Lisa Lim's hour long interview and music showcased on John Darlington Radio Show on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 at 6 pm!
- John Darlington Radio Show

"Lisa Lim Band opening for Devon Allman's Honeytribe!"

Lisa Lim Band shares the stage with Duffy Kane & Devon Allman's Honeytribe at Maryland Theater in Hagerstown, MD. Sunday March 25th, 2012!
- Maryland Theatre

"Lisa Lim Band returning to Montpelier Wine Festival!"

Lisa Lim Band returns to perform at Montpelier Wine Festival in Montpelier, Va. on May 5th, 2012 at 2 pm!
- Montpelier Wine Festival

"Lisa Lim Band performing at Black Cat in D.C.!"

Lisa Lim Band & Trible Cobra share the stage with Billy Woodward & The Senders CD release party at Black Cat in D.C. on Saturday April 7th, 2012 !
- Black Cat

"Lisa Lim demos with Heliarc guitars at 2012 Winter Namm show!"

Catch Heliarc Guitars endorsed artist Lisa Lim live demos at Anneheim, Ca. Conventer Center during Winter Namm 2012 show on Thursday Jan 20th, Friday Jan 21st & Saturday Jan 22nd, 2012!
- Lim's Music

"GHS endorsed artist Lisa Lim signing at Winter NAMM 2012 show!"

Catch GHS endorsed artist Lisa Lim slated for artist signing at Winter Namm show 2012 at Anneheim, Ca. Convention Center on Friday January 20th, 2012!
- GHS Strings

"Fresh new lineup for Lisa Lim Band!"

Lisa Lim Band is going strong with Joel Torrey on bass/vocals & newest members Thomas Ross Johansen on keys/vocals & Tommy Castro's veteran drummer Scott Rabino! New cd in the works to be released in Summer 2012! Keep an eye on schedule for cool venues, festivals and events performance.
- Lim's Music

"Taylor guitar endorsed artist Lisa Lim!"

Taylor guitars is currently building a K26 CE for me. Looking forward to adding it to my collection of Taylor guitars and it becoming a part of my performance arsenal! Honered to be a Taylor Guitars endorsed artist!

Please checkout Taylor Guitars website at
- Lim's Music

"Opening for Legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale!"

Lisa Lim & Over The Limit opened up for legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale at Capital Ale Music Hall in Richmond Va. on Oct. 28th. What a great time! Dick's band and family are 1st class all away. A distinct honor & pleasure. And Capital Ale Music Hall is always accomodating. Many thanks!
- Lim's Music

"Lisa Lim and Heliarc guitars!"

Please checkout this cool new guitar company based out of Santa Ana, Ca. You can catch me gigging with a Heliarc B52! Great guitar! Honored to be a part of the Heliarc family!

Please checkout Heliarc Guitars website at:
- Heliarc Guitars

"Dueling Guitars show with Tom Principato!"

What a blast getting to perform with one of my guitar heroes, legendary Tom Principato! Tom & I shared the stage and traded guitar licks on Oct. 2nd at JV's in Falls Church, Va. for a Dueling Guitars Showcase. Please checkout his website and purchase his new cd, "A Part Of Me".
- Lim's Music

"New endorsed Paul Reed Smith guitars artist Lisa Lim!"

I'm honored to announce that I have become a part of Paul Reed Smith Guitars family of artists! PRS built me a Custom 24 electric over the summer! Come catch it in action at one of my shows! Please checkout PRS website at:

Also, PRS artist page at:
- Paul Reed Smith Guitars

"New endorsements with Source Audio Pedals & Levy's Leathers!"

Lisa Lim is honored to endorse Source Audio Pedals & Levy's Leathers products! Please checkout their links and products.

- Lim's Music

"2011 National Guitar Workshop session with Faculty Member Lisa Lim!"

Another great year teaching at National Guitar Workshop's session! Blues Performance and special interest classes. Made alot of new friends and got to reconnect with some amazing students and players! Honored to be a part of the faculty at NGW!
- National Guitar Workshop

"Lisa Lim performing with Gaye Adegbalola at Tinner Hills Blues Festival!"

"Limalola", featuring Gaye Adegbalola & Lisa Lim performed at Tinner Hill Blues Festival in Falls Church, Va. on June 11th. Appreciate everyone who works so hard to put these events together and tremendous appreciation for all the music enthusiasts that continue to support live music!
- Tinnerhills Blues Festival

"Lisa Lim tearing it up with Hot Rods project!"

Article written by Sarah Miller in The County Times
- The County Times

"Lisa Lim returning to NGW 2010!"

Lisa Lim will be returning to National Guitar Workshops 2010 summer session at McLean, Va. campus teaching Blues Core & special interest classes! Checkout for more info on classes, schedules & locations throughout the U.S. Plus a list of amazing national guest artists that will be performing & offering special clinics!
- National Guitar Workshop

"Lisa Lim Signature Pickups!"

Now available, Texas Customs, Lisa Lim Signature edition strat pickups & loaded pickguards! Checkout for more info. Available in white or black color with gold signature. Purchase in set of 3 or in loaded custom pickguard.

Pickups also available directly thru Lisa Lim. Email for more info.
- Texas Customs Pickups

"Lisa Lim performing with Over the Limit!"

Lisa Lim & Over The Limit, featuring Lisa Lim, Tom Maxwell, Wolf Crescenze & Mikey O' Donnell are kicking out rockin' roots blues r&b high energy get up and dance originals & cover tunes! This is a new project that launched late 2009!
- Wolfs Music Weekly

"Lisa Lim working in side project Hot Rods!"

Lisa Lim joins forces with Hot Rods & Old Gas! Featuring on guitar & vocals Andy Poxon, Tom Maxwell, Lisa Lim, Zach Sweeney on guitar, Steve "Wolf" Crescenze on bass & Mikey O'Donnell on drums! Checkout for more info and performance dates!
- Wolfs Music Weekly

"Lisa Lim endorsing Texas Customs Pickups!"

Checkout to see Texas Customs product line and the artists Lisa Lim is joining in endorsing their fine guitar pickups!
- Texas Customs Pickups

"Lisa Lim Band hosting Jam night for Va. Go Girls Music!"

The Lisa Lim Band will be hosting & providing backline for Va. Go Girls Music Chapter Open Mic Night at Yakadoo's the 2nd Thursday of each month! For ages 21+. All styles welcomed. Bring your instrument & voice. Let's jam! Jam starts at 8 p.m.
- Va. Go Girls Music Chapter

"Lisa Lim receives 2008 WAMA nomination!"

Lisa Lim receives a 2008 Washington Area Music Association nomination for best blues traditional r&b recording. WAMA Awards ceremony to be held February 15th, 2009 at The State Theatre in Alexandria, Va.

"Lisa Lim becomes Coordinator for Virginia Go Girls Music Chapter!"

Lisa Lim is heading up the Virginia Go Girls Music Chapter. Become an Elite member today at and participate in showcases and gig swaps. Also, become a friend of Virginia Go Girls Chapter at
- Go Girls Music

"Lisa Lim is an active artist with Gina411!"

Lisa Lim has joined in the cause with the organization in helping find missing persons and assisting in bringing closure to families effected by the dissapearance of a loved one. Checkout this worthy cause that so many artists are assisting with at

"New National Musical Gear Endorsements for 2008!"

Lisa Lim is proud & honored to endorse & be a part of the family at Retro-Sonic Effect Pedals, Taylor Guitars, Pedaltrain Pedalboards, Spectraflex Cables, Amptopper Products & G7th Capos!
- Lim's Music

"Daisy Rock welcomes new artist Lisa Lim!"

Daisy Rock Welcomes New Artists Lisa Lim and Trusting Lucy LOS ANGELES, CA – July 15th, 2008 Daisy Rock is excited to announce two talented new additions to their growing roster of artists: Lisa Lim and Trusting Lucy. With styling influenced by blues and country legends alike, Lisa Lim first entered the music scene in 2007 with her debut release “Crazy Feelin’ This Way�. Gigging regularly and teaching guitar for over 15 years at Lim’s Music, Lisa continues her accomplishments in the industry now as a Daisy Rock endorsee. Preparing their upcoming self produced and self-recorded 12-song CD to be released later this year, Trusting Lucy’s Lisa and Linda are no strangers to the industry. Their music has been described as a mix of soulful introspective ballads, straight-on, hook driven melodic pop, and forceful rock tunes sung with powerful distinctive voices and incredible harmonies. Playing around different cities in California this summer, Daisy Rock is very pleased to support Trusting Lucy in all their newest endeavors. Daisy Rock offers a complete line of girl guitars designed to look and sound great, and to fit the female form. To learn more about Daisy Rock endorsed artists, and to view Daisy Rock’s entire line of guitars, visit now! To learn more about Daisy Rock artist Lisa Lim, visit To learn more about Daisy Rock artists Trusting Lucy, visit ABOUT DAISY ROCK GUITARS Daisy Rock is the original girl-guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing pro-quality guitars for females. The company is led by its President, Tish Ciravolo, and co-owned and distributed by Alfred Publishing. Daisy Rock’s ongoing mission is to provide females of all ages with whatever it takes to learn to play guitar and enjoy music. Daisy Rock has established and continues to strengthen its reputation as “THE female guitar company.� Daisy Rock, its talented management team, and its products have been continuously featured in worldwide mainstream media, including People, Time, Newsweek, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio, the Associated Press, etc. The company was founded solely by Tish Ciravolo in October 2000. DAISY ROCK CONTACT: Jessica Murillo Artist Relations and Marketing Coordinator P: 818-891-5999 ext. 285 F: 818-895-5301
- Daisy Rock Artist Relations

"Blues guitarist Lisa Lim kicks into high gear"

Date published: 2/28/2008


As a woman, there are some songs blues singer Lisa Lim would prefer avoid.

"I feel a little awkward doing Mustang Sally," said the local musician and guitar teacher.

As a performer, though, she's always willing to indulge her audience. "You're gonna have those few people in a crowd who just aren't gonna be satisfied unless you do that song," said Lim.

"In Fredericksburg, you kind of deal with that mentality a little bit, depending on the venue. Someone's always gonna scream 'Skynyrd,' 'Wilson Pickett.' I worked with a blues version of 'Sweet Home Alabama.' I don't do it all the time, but if someone screams 'Skynyrd,' I'll break out with that. I try to be careful how I approach it, because I still want to put my own spin and twist to it, but I try to be respectful."

For traditionally male-sung tunes, such as The Commitments' "Treat Her Right," Lim will often adapt the lyrics to reflect a woman's standpoint. "I always introduce it as 'Treat Him Right,'" she said.

Word changes aside, Lim said it has at times been an uphill struggle proving herself in the male-dominated blues-guitar world. "I think a lot of female musicians experience that," she said.

"For me, it's always been, I grew up with the boys playing--they were accepting of me, of what I could do, and they encouraged me--but they kept it challenging."

However, "I can't really say anything negative toward the guys that I've worked with," she added. "They've been incredibly supportive."

One such supporter was Billy "Doo Dah" Robinson. Lim met Robinson at the 2005 Blues in the 'Burg festival downtown, and kept in touch until his death Dec. 30 last year.

"You couldn't help but like him," said Lim. "He was just such a decent, kind man--and he was just a huge blues enthusiast. He was always throwing stuff my way and trying to turn me on to blues artists that he thought I may not be familiar with."

That same year, Lim, a longtime instructor at Picker's Supply, left to launch her own business, Lim's Music.

"Picker's Supply is a family to me, and they will always be my family," she said " But I felt, at the time that I left, that it was time for me to make a change."

That change opened up the opportunity for her to work on her debut CD, "Crazy Feelin' This Way," released late last year. Lim recorded the album with an assortment of hand-picked musicians at Glenn Nicholls' newly opened Fun Studio off Harrison Road. "Glenn Nicholls welcomed me with open arms," said Lim. "There wasn't like a time line--he gave me as much time as I needed to go in and get it done."
Once again, Lim credited Robinson with introducing her to Fun Studio. "I give him a lot of credit for getting the recording done and finishing my CD--I just feel like he kind of put everything in motion for me," she said.

With a series of shows lined up, including one Saturday at The Grapevine Cafe and one next Thursday at The Loft (see this week's it! for details on a Loft show happening earlier that night), Lim's on her way.

In August, she plans to join in a benefit to help Robinson's widow with his medical expenses.

The event, which organizers plan to hold at The Pirates Den in Fairview Beach, will correspond with an alumni reunion at James Monroe High School, from which Robinson graduated. "It's gonna be a big celebration down there," said Lim.

"We're hoping, with it taking place the weekend of the class reunion, that the alumni will come down and partake in it."

Ben Sellers: 540/374-5423

What: Lisa Lim Blues Band does originals and classic covers Where: The Grapevine Cafe, 622 Kenmore Ave. When: Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: Free Info: 540/371-8880 Web:;

Date published: 2/28/2008

Copyright 2008The Free Lance Star Publishing Co. of Fredericksburg, Va.

- The Free Lance Star

""Lisa Lim is dangerous with that slide guitar…""

…Lisa Lim is dangerous with that slide guitar…She ... Lisa Lim is dangerous with that slide guitar…She is for real…"

Antone's Records - Sue Foley

""…Lisa Lim is an excellent blues guitarist…quite talented…""

Uppity Blues Women
Hot Toddy Music/
Alligator Records - Gaye Adegbalola

""…Where has this fine lady been hiding?…"

"…Where has this fine lady been hiding?… Lisa Lim should be gigging every night of the week! She is a player to keep and eye on…she is up and coming on the blues scene…."

Powerhouse Records - Tom Principato

""….musician extraordinaire…a very big deal…""

"….musician extraordinaire…a very big deal…" - Zack Zorn, The Free Lance-Star

"".....Lisa is a musician who is headed to the top..."

".....Lisa is a musician who is headed to the top not only because of her great guitar work, but because of her dedication to being the best she can be. I have had the great pleasure of watching her jam with the great Ana Popovic, and feel confident that she has the ability and the drive to make an impact on today's music scene. Give Lisa a listen and catch her live when she comes to your area!
Virginiabluesman - Virginiabluesman,

"Girls with Guitars -"

Dec 12, 2003 - Before there were Michelle Branch and Avril Lavigne, there was Lisa Brown of Fredericksburg. Brown, who now goes by her married name, Lisa Lim, started playing classical piano when she was 7 years old, but she said she always had a desire to play the guitar.
"My mom has pictures of me at 3 or 4 years old with a toy guitar for kids," she said.
She began playing guitar at age 10.
Her piano instructor eventually told her she had to choose one instrument. So she dropped the piano and never looked back.
Since she knew no girls who played guitar at the time, Lim said she played with guys, who treated her like a sister.
After graduating from high school, Lim played with several all-girl bands, including one called the East Coast Crew.
One night while performing at a bar in Orange County, Lim said, her band's lead vocalist was punched in the face by one of the men in the audience because he couldn't accept females playing hard rock.
Lim now spends her time teaching guitar and piano at Picker's.
"As a guitar instructor, I noticed more female students coming in with an electric guitar and saying, 'I want to play, and I want to be the lead guitar player,'" she said. "It reminds me of when I was young."
But teaching men seemed to be a real obstacle, she said.
Some men couldn't accept a woman instructor. They were conditioned to believe that only men could play and teach the instrument.
Lim said there were times when she felt like she was auditioning for them instead of the other way around.
James Fore, one of Lim's students, said he isn't surprised.
The 40-year-old Culpeper resident said because rock music is the oldest standing boys club around, it never occurred to him before that a woman would teach him guitar.
Out of the four guitar teachers he's had so far, Lim is the first woman and by far the best, he said.
"I've had teachers show me how good they are or make me memorize songs," Fore said. "But Lisa is concerned with teaching you how to play." - Jessica Allen - The Free-Lance Star

"Teacher picked in guitar contest finals."

Lisa Lim, a former Picker's Supply music instructor, won the local Guitarmageddon King of the Blues competition last week. Lim will now move on to the district competition in Rockville, Md.

Guitar Centers nationwide hosted the in-store finals on April 4. Other sponsors of the contest include Gibson, Levi's and Napster.

If Lim succeeds in the districts, she will advance to the regional finals in New York City and then to the grand finals, to be held this June in Chicago.

The grand prize winner will receive a one-year Gibson endorsement, a trip to Los Angeles to record with esteemed guitarist turned producer Pete Anderson and assorted prizes and shopping sprees.

For a local like Lim (or probably anybody, for that matter), this is a very big deal. But the Stafford County native is no stranger to music. She has been playing guitar along with many other instruments for 28 years, and once toured full-time with the band Real to Real.

Lim has taught music for the past 14 years at Picker's and at her newly formed company, Lim's Music. She is expecting to release a CD in the next year.

ZACK ZORN is a rising freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University.
ZACK ZORN - The Free-Lance Star (Apr 20, 2006)

- ZACK ZORN - The Free-Lance Star

"Guitar women rule"

Guitar women rule
Posted by roboblogger Oct 24, 2006 | Permalink
Oct. 24, 2006 5:35 pm Local blues musicians Lisa Lim and Gaye Adegbalola have been interviewed for Sue Foley's upcoming book "Guitar Woman," which celebrates female guitarists in all genres of music.
- Sue Foley News (Oct 24, 2006)© 2007 Lisa Lim
- Sue Foley News

"GHS Artists to play the blues!"

Press Release April 30. 2008

GHS Artists to play the Blues!

Guitarists Lisa Lim and Michael Tash to perform shows together at local DC clubs.

Washington, DC, April 28, 2008: GHS endorsed guitarists Lisa Lim and Michael Tash (of the Bad Influence Band) will be performing shows together over the summer to show how GHS strings play the blues!

Lim and Tash will perform at JV's in Arlington, VA on July 5, 2008 and again at Bangkok Blues on August 22, 2008. More shows are to be announced shortly.

Lisa Lim is a well respected singer/songwriter multi instrumentalist and gifted music instructor. She's known for her fierce lead, slide and rhythmic guitar playing that will leave you breathless!. The Lisa Lim Band features GHS endorsed guitarist/vocalist Lisa Lim, Brian Schebish(Bass/Vocals) & Steve Brennan (Drums).

The Bad Influence Band features GHS and Epiphone endorsed guitarist Michael "Jr" Tash, Roger "Pork Chop" Edsall (Harp/Vocals), Bob Mallardi (Bass/Vocals), & David Thaler (Drums). Their Wammie award winning CD, Tastes Like Chicken, was produced by Timm Biery at Go Digital Studios in Beltsville, MD. Bad Influence is endorsed by GHS Strings, Epiphone Guitars, Kustom Amplifiers, Peavey Electronics, Slingerland Drums, Levy's Leathers, and Hohner Harmonicas.

Please check their sites at & for touring and booking information.

Badblues Records

P. O. Box 266

Germantown, MD 20875 USA

Phone 301-972-4270 - BadBlues Records


Lisa Lim "Crazy Feelin' This Way"

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Lisa Lim Band delivers a hot slab of guitar-charged dirty blues with a bold, modern rock punch.

Their upcoming album is full of fierce licks and smart lyrics, served with the kind of straight-up swagger the band’s fans love in their shows.

Lisa Lim’s soulful voice and taut guitar glide over Thomas Johansen’s growling Hammond riffs and LLB's sturdy, rock-steady rhythm section!

The seasoned musicians share a love of down and dirty blues rock.

Lisa brings her unmistakable guitar sound to over 150 high-octane live shows a year, with an energy and passion unmatched in the DC/Northern Virginia music scene.

She’s been invited to share the stage with national artists and lead clinician performances at NAMM trade shows in California & Nashville. She shares her guitar knowledge in columns for Premier Guitar & Guitar Girl Magazine.

Lisa proudly endorses GHS Strings, PRS Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Heliarc Guitars, Levy's Leathers, Source Audio Pedals, Retro-Sonic Pedals, Spectraflex Cables, Pedaltrain Pedalboards,Texas Custom Pickups & G7th Capos!

Keyboardist & vocalist Thomas Ross Johansen has brought his distinctive Hammond riffs to venues in his native Denmark and throughout Europe. He also owns a world-class recording studio and produces and mixes albums for bands from Europe and the U.S.

Together, the Lisa Lim Band combine low-down dirty blues and roots rock into a gritty, honest sound all of their own.