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On Set with Erin- In the Light with Lisa Fischer

Miss Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton center staged at the Park Theater and she rocked the house! Lisa told Here & Now’s Robin Young, “The beautiful thing about background singing for me is that it’s not visually this back thing…It’s a walk with, it’s a support under, it’s sprinkling candy-colored sprinkles on ice cream. You know, it’s all these visuals and colors for me and a lot less pressure.”

Lisa’s personal story was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom. She was best known for singing backups for Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, and Tina Turner; Lisa performed with Chris Botti, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Nine Inch Nails and many others. In an interview with Ken Abrams, GoLocalProv, Lisa said  “I liken it to the vision of a flower and it’s stem. As a background singer I feel like the stem that supports the flower, though the flower in its totality feels the rays of the sun, it’s the petals that blossom for us all.”

We are looking forward seeing Lisa at the Newport Jazz Festival!!!

The host from 95.5 WBRU Terrell Osborne emceed and the band Complex Simplicity opened the show for Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton.

2 thoughts on “On Set with Erin- In the Light with Lisa Fischer”

  1. Joan Wallack says:

    Hi Erin,
    These are fantastic photo’s………….Wow……………..amazing performance- She is so talented!
    By way of introduction, I am Pat’s friend, Joni, we met some time ago at Stone Soup…..like maybe three years ago, but Pat mentions you frequently.
    Your work is stunning.

    1. Erin X. Smithers says:

      Thank you, Joni! Lisa is amazingly talented; I have been to so many shows and this was one of the best.

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