"Lisa Baker has created music that makes people want to live. Her music has power and purpose and matters."
Bill "the Buddha" Dickens
Award Winning Bassist
September 26, 2019
Our lives are personal stories personally created day by day, hour by hour. Experience comes from this, from the struggle, and from loves present and past. Family life when child or adult. We come to know the world through discovery of pain and joy. Many are conjoined adding confusion and tension. Music emerges from this threaded fabric of time. Both tunes and lyrics erupt from the mosh to pull at our feelings, our intellect. The message is there. In our music. In our speech. In our dreams.
A survivor of PA – parental alienation – Lisa draws from many depths to tell her story.
More than the blonde Californian stereotype, Lisa is the smart image of female guitarist, song writer, composer, lyricist, all rolled into one beautiful package. With a bachelor’s in Psychology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, she went on to be the first female at Northern Illinois University to earn a Master’s degree in Guitar.
Her 2002 CD – Song For A New Day – Baker took on multiple roles as producer, composer, singer and guitarist. Her gifts of improvisation are demonstrated with Grammy winning Oteil Burbride and Victor Wooten, as well as Derico Watson (SMV), Regi, Wooten (Victor) and Joseph Wooten (Steve Miller), putting her in a category all of her own. She stands out in her ability to fuse guitar prowess with original singer-songwriter compositions.
A resident of Wheaton, Illinois, she does performing clinics, solo performances, and joint work with Award Winning/Grammy Nominated Bassist/Producer Bill ‘The Buddha’ Dickens. Lisa also works festivals with her own band.
An avid composer, painter and educator, Baker teaches guitar, ukulele and lectures on women in the music business for over 22 years. “Key to My Heart: and “Black Sheep” are two of her newer compositions. New releases are coming soon.
Lisa is available to play for conferences and music festivals. Check her out at LisaBakerGuitar.com, Facebook: Lessons with Lisa, and under her own name for more information.
GSafford, September 26, 2019