Friday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with
LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)
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Vocalist Lisa Fischer and her band Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts.
Despite all that, based on Fischer’s reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and — always — invitations to return soon.
Their music is an organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms and classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Fischer’s originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.
Fischer won her first Grammy for “How Can I Ease The Pain,” from her 1991 album So Intense. With a hit song on the radio and a Grammy win, a major solo tour seemed inevitable, but Fischer was on the road, backing either her beloved mentor Luther Vandross or The Rolling Stones.
Fischer was a legend in the music industry; everybody loved her sound. But she never put her own band together, never toured under her own name. Now, after years of supporting other artists, electrifying the world’s largest arenas with the power of her voice, Fischer has finally taken center stage.
The Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom changed the course of Fischer’s musical journey. Featuring clips of her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy, and left audiences eager to see and hear more.
Now Fischer is exploring new territory. She is featured on new projects by Yo-Yo Ma and Billy Childs, and recently collaborated with the Alonzo LINES Ballet. On tour with Grand Baton, Fischer continues to inspire rave reviews from critics.