Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
16
/ Jan
Friday
2015

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Location
Louisville, KY
Venue
KCD Theater
Time
08:00 pm
Status
On Sale

Grammy and Oscar winner Lisa Fischer is a singer who really gets around. She is featured in Morgan Neville’s 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom, detailing her life as a backup singer for the Rolling Stones and for which she won an Oscar. Just recently, Lisa was nominated for a second Grammy for her work in the film. She had previously won a Grammy in 1992 for Best Female R&B Performance. She has been part of every Rolling Stones tour since 1989, and her duet with Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter’ has millions of views on YouTube. Her 2014-2015 solo tour is selling out nationwide.

Yet Lisa has found time to sing with others such as Sting, Chris Botti and Nine Inch Nails, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keyes, Lou Reed, Louie Vega, Aretha Franklin, John Scofield, George Benson, Laurie Anderson, Lee Ritenour, and many others. It is easy to see why she works all the time: her astonishing range, her spot-on intonation, her mastery of the stage, and the way her tone wraps itself around your heart and won’t let go.

When Lisa Fischer won her Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance for her hit single “How Can I Ease the Pain,” in an unlikely tie with Patti LaBelle, she almost missed the chance to take the stage and accept her award. Thrilled and amazed to get the nomination, Lisa heard Patti LaBelle’s name announced and started clapping so hard that she didn’t hear her own name called. Onstage, the two singers hugged and swayed together, caught up in the moment. Because Lisa Fischer didn’t just win a Grammy for her first solo single; she was also one of the backup singers on Ms. LaBelle’s award-winning song “Burnin.”