Lisa Lowell is a journeywoman vocalist, songwriter, and rock n’ roll back-up singer/ arranger who lives with her wildcat “Skeeter” on New York’s upper West Side. The off-spring of a jazz drummer father and jazz singer mother, she grew up listening fervently to rhythm and blues, jazz and country / soul. She decided as a young tyke that music was the obvious path for her.
Originally hailing from the Jersey shore, after attending music school in Boston she moved to New York City in 1977 to become a professional back-up singer, frequenting the clubs, streets, and music venues as a hired support vocalist and in her own singing groups and bands. Out of one of these bands, "Trixster" she was contracted in the early 80's to tour with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. There she experienced her first full-fledged tour with pals Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell.
Lisa has appeared on numerous records (See Discography). Among them, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Patti Scialfa, Soozie T yrell, Buster Poindexter to name a few.
She most recently appears on Patti Scialfa's 23rd St. Lullaby CD, and is mentioned in press articles and on PBS radio as one of three singers, along with Soozie Tyrell, in Patti’s pre-Bruce street singing and performance adventures in N.Y.C.
Lisa is also a contributing guest artist on Elliot Sharp's 2004 release, Radio Hyper Yahoo which also features Eric Begosian, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Estep, Edwin Torres, Eric Mingus, and others. Her contribution, "In The Country", is a co-penned number with producer/guitarist Elliott Sharp.
For 12 years she toured with David Johansen, a.k.a Buster Poindexter, in his "Banshees Of Blue" and "Spanish Rocket Ship" bands. Other live performance credits include work with Bruce Springsteen, Garland Jeffreys, Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, BB King, Jon Popper, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Macy Grey, Darlene Love, Ashford And Simpson, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Gary U.S. Bonds, Willy DeVille, Jon Bon Jovi, Mary Wilson, RuPaul, Ben E King, Sissy Houston, Ernie K Doe, Percy Sledge, Bobby Blue Band, Chuck Jackson, Blondie Chaplin, Nils Lofgren, Stephen Bishop, Kate Pierson (B-52's) and Fred Schneider (B-52's), and others.
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