Lisa Dewey, San Francisco Bay Area based artist and owner
of the indie label Kitchen Whore Records, began playing live shows in
1990 and has since released four full-length albums, two EP's and a
book. After playing
solo for a few years, she formed a band to complete her ethereal pop
sound. Lisa's songs usually start out as folk songs, and then the band
adds drums, bass and heavy melodic lead guitar to transform the songs
into floaty pop. The band, The Lotus Life, features John Testani on
drums, Paul Zimmerman on bass and Keith St. Thomas on lead guitar.
Lisa Dewey & The Lotus Lifeís latest record (Lisaís fourth), Busk (Bella
Union/Kitchen Whore) was officially released in the Spring of 2004. As
with the previous release, Weather Changer Girl, this new record also
contains the work and assistance of the legendary Simon Raymonde
(Cocteau Twins). Together, Lisa Dewey and Simon Raymonde have produced
yet another masterpiece of female vocals over beautiful guitar melodies.
Itís dreamy, multi-layered, atmospheric and gorgeous pop with favorable
comparisons to the Cocteau Twins and Everything But the Girl.
Busk includes special guest performances by Jackie Perez-Gratz (Amber
Asylum-Cello), Michael Steele (The Bangles-Bass) and Simon Raymonde.
Mellow Day, the CD Single from the album Busk, includes two non-album