Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Sat March 16, 2013
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Cost: $25 before March 1/$30 after
About the Event:
AJMF (Atlanta Jewish Music Festival) is a multi-day celebration of Fresh Jewish Music created to provide opportunities for musicians and audiences to deepen their connection to Jewish music, culture and each other. Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb was launched into the limelight in 1994 with her platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. Since then, she has enjoyed a successful career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. In addition to raising two children, Loeb is currently working on a new eyewear line, Lisa Loeb Eyewear (in partnership with Classique Eyewear); her second children’s book “Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Moving and Shaking” out April 2, 2013; and No Fairy Tale, her all new album out January 29.
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)”from the film Reality Bites. To this day, she is still the only artist to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract, a remarkable and unparalleled feat for an unsigned artist, though perhaps not a surprising one for the Brown grad girl with the cat-eye glasses, who at the time was already making her mark in New York’s burgeoning singer-songwriter scene.
The story of Loeb’s early success is well known. A native of Dallas, Texas, Loeb earned her degree in comparative literature from Brown University, where she experienced her first taste of real musical success with the duo, Liz and Lisa. The pair built a substantial following on campus and often booked shows in New York on the weekends. Fellow singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik also played in the band during Lisa’s final year of college. When Loeb moved to NYC after graduation, she continued to develop her vision, this time as a solo artist, and hone her artistic talents while carefully managing the business side of her career. This led to Reality Bites and “Stay” in 1994, and the rest, as we say, is history.
The fact that “Stay” became a Number 1 single in 1994 and still resonates with people today is a testament to Loeb’s gift as a songwriter and storyteller. Loeb has successfully parlayed her talents into a multi-dimensional career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. Her acclaimed studio CDs include her major label debut, the Gold-selling Tails (Geffen, 1995) and its follow-up, the Grammy-nominated, Gold-selling Firecracker (Geffen, 1997). In 2002, Loeb distributed the album Cake And Pie through Interscope Records and the record was later re-released, complete with additional tracks, as Hello Lisa (Artemis, 2002). She reunited with her college music partner Elizabeth Mitchell on the award-winning children’s CD and companion book Catch The Moon in 2003 and released another solo album titled The Way It Really Is on Zoë/Rounder in 2004. The Very Best of Lisa Loeb was released through Universal in 2006, and during that year she captivated the hearts of a younger audience with three stellar children’s videos “Catch The Moon”, “Stop and Go” and “Jenny Jenkins” from Catch The Moon. In January 2008, Loeb released the long-awaited CD version of Purple Tape, an acoustic guitar and vocals album from her early New York days.
Lisa Loeb’s foray into acting began in 1997 with cameos in television shows such as The Nanny and Cupid. She has since continued to perform and add additional television credits to her ever-expanding repertoire, including appearances on The Drew Carey Show, The Chris Isaak Show and Gossip Girl. In 2004, Loeb starred in the first of two television series, “Dweezil and Lisa,” a weekly culinary adventure for Food Network. Her second show, No. 1 Single, appeared on E! Entertainment Network in 2006 and featured Lisa’s inspiring journey to find love.
The aspiring artist starred in her first feature film role, opposite Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, in the movie House On Haunted Hill in 1999. In 2011, she added to her big-screen credentials with a small role in the horror re-make Fright Night.
The acclaimed artist has also gained recognition for her voice-over talent by appearing in several animated television shows and video games. In 2003 Loeb gave voice to Spiderman’s gal pal Mary Jane in MTV’s animated series Spider-Man. She also appeared as the voice of Milli the Microphone on the animated Disney show Doc McStuffins in 2011 and is currently the voice of Princess Winger on the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates that appears on Disney Junior.
In 2008, Lisa also took her talents to the non-profit sector to launch The Camp Lisa Foundation, to help raise funds to send kids to camp. She enlisted her musician pals such as Kay Hanley, Jill Sobule, Nina Gordon and funnyman Steve Martin to record a companion cd, Camp Lisa, and released it via partnership with Barnes and Noble, with the proceeds all going to charity.
Continuing her passion for children’s music, Loeb releasing her first children’s book “Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs” in October 2011. Known for her wit, wacky humor and creativity, the children’s songbook that featured a CD included four original silly songs plus six all-time kids’ favorites.
Today, Loeb continues to grow as an artist and to push herself and her career forward with a creative zeal and an inner drive not often seen. While becoming a mom of two, she is also in the process of releasing a new eyewear line, in partnership with Classique Eyewear, Lisa Loeb Eyewear; her second children’s book “Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Moving and Shaking” out April 2, 2013; and another adult studio album, No Fairy Tale, out February 5, 2013. Forever the fearless performer, Lisa Loeb is constantly exploring her creativity and telling original stories; whether by writing a book, producing a TV show, or continuing to develop her acting career.
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