Lisa Richards has lived one hell of a life. She battled drugs and alcohol before moving from her hometown of Townsville to the States in her mid-20s. There she released five albums and toured relentlessly over more than 20 years before her husband was sent to prison. Heartbroken, she returned to Australia to rebuild her life. With all that experience behind her she’s created a brand new album, A Light From the Other Side.

It features the song “You Got the Power,” which encompasses everything the album is about. I love its strength, insightful lyrics, and jazzy instrumentation. Lisa’s voice is also so unique, with the kind of tone that stops you in your tracks and demands you listen in.

Lisa will showcase songs from A Light From the Other Side at her upcoming shows.

8 January 2017 – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide
28 January 2017 – The Brookfield Shed, Hobart
10 February 2017 – Smiths Alternative, Canberra
18 February 2017 – Gasoline Pony, Sydney
23 February 2017 – Paris Cat, Melbourne

Image used with permission from Footstomp Music