. . . has one of those great voices of our time."
Performing comes naturally for this Ohio native who grew up in a musical family and has been singing from a very young age. As early as the 6th grade, Lisa played acoustic guitar in church, and for weddings. As a member of the long-time folk duo Prairie Orchid, with Sarah Goslee Reed, Biales played over 100 shows a year as an artist-in-schools educational performer. Always writing and performing her own music, Biales started her recording career in 1999.
Lisa Biales has recorded ten albums of music, landed in the top 10 on the Roots radio charts and had two songs hit #1 in Australia.
“A taste of soul, and the blues . . . elements that have ensured true musical art.” - Champaigne Macier, Belgium
“She has joined the ranks of Sting, Clapton and Stevie Ray with her version of Little Wing.” - Brian O'Donnell, WNKU radio
“Music Box showcases an artist of depth and experience.” -Dirty Linen
Lisa made the Roots Music Report’s top 100 Blues albums of the Year in 2014.
Lisa's album Belle of the Blues was nominated for Blues Blast Music award for “Acoustic Album of the Year."
In 2013, Lisa’s album Singing In My Soul wins Cincy Blues Challenge Best Self Produced CD of the year and and garnered her a spot at the beloved Cincinnati Blues Fest. The album charted at #10 on the Roots Music Report.
Dubbed the “Belle of the Blues” for her crystal clear voice and charming stage presence, Biales has released ten albums with her latest, THE BEAT OF MY HEART produced by Tony Braunagel. I had a song in mind. It was a song that my mother wrote. We discovered the 78 RPM record, fifteen years after she was gone. The record was dated 1947, the place was LA, and the song was Crying Over You by Alberta Roberts. The record was extremely scratchy, so when we had it cleaned up I was overwhelmed to hear Mom’s incredible voice again. It was the voice of a 24 year old woman with her whole life ahead of her, and all of her dreams still intact. Throughout her life, Mom sang in plays, in church choir, and with my Dad’s Dixieland Jazz Band. I remember as a child hearing her sing around the house. So when I heard the 78 record I realized it captured her years before the sadness, the longing, and the frustrations of her unfulfilled dreams crept in. For this and so many reasons, I am so very excited for you to hear my Mother's voice on this record. Like my Mother, I have been singing my entire life, and long before anyone ever heard the beat of my heart, I heard my Mother sing.