New radio-friendly single from award-winning songwriter Lisa Redford.
Singer songwriter Lisa Redford returns with ‘Anything But Easy’ on February 22nd, her most radio-friendly single yet
and the first enticing taste of her upcoming EP ‘Edge of Love.’
Produced by José McGill from award-winning group The Vagaband, the five self-written songs feature beautiful
arrangements and instrumentation performed by a host of the finest musicians; pedal steel player Alan Cook (My
Darling Clementine, Chris Hillman of The Byrds), Noel Dashwood of acclaimed folk trio Alden, Patterson and
Dashwood and award-winning cellist Ivan McCready (The Pretenders, Blur, John Cale, George Michael).
Instantly hooky, ‘Anything But Easy‘ blends Lisa’s folk, Americana and country influences with her melodic pop
“I always write from the heart and this song is no exception,” says Lisa. “I’m so proud of the new songs from ‘Edge of
Love’ and can’t wait to share them.”
The release has been fan-funded through PledgeMusic with some of the money raised going to Dogs Trust.
Lisa has earned acclaim for her heartfelt acoustic Americana and folk with memorable melodies and stunning vocals.
Having been based in New York City as well as the UK, she has released three studio albums "Slipstream", "Lost
Again" and "Clouds with Silver" as well as EP’s ‘Reminders’ and ‘Another Place and Time’ that have received airplay
across the world. Her song ‘Dragonfly’ was played on a Bob Harris Radio 2 ‘Best of British’ special’ which featured the
best songwriters in the UK with Bob Harris describing her as “one of our finest singer/songwriters“.
She has performed with, and opened for, an array of international artists including Sarah Darling, Tom McRae, Glenn
Tilbrook and Eliza Carthy, and played a number of prestigious festivals - including the Pop-Up stages at C2C Country
to Country at London’s O2 arena two years running - and recorded sessions for Radio 2's Bob Harris.
In 2015, her song 'Here Alone' was performed by the winner of the Pre-Teen Award at TeenStar, the UK’s biggest
teenage singing competition, and in 2016 another song.
‘Courage’ won Best Original Song at WCOPA, the World Championship of Performing Arts, in Hollywood.
She has also been a semi finalist two years running at the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) “the songwriting
competition to take note of” The New York Times.
Showcasing the strength of her vocals and great song writing, 'Anything But Easy' is a wonderful addition to her
already impressive musical catalogue.
“she brings an honest song writing style and beautiful vocal styling to every one of her songs...In a sea of smart female
singer-songwriters, Lisa Redford is an admiral.’' Maverick Magazine****
"There is a warmth and welcoming vibe to Redford’s music that really is difficult to resist." Americana UK
"a breath of fresh air. Hers is a pure and quite lovely voice which delivers some sweet Americana-tinged songs from
the heart." Manchester Evening News.
‘Anything But Easy’ released on iTunes 22nd February 2019.
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Praise for Lisa Redford.
She’s got such fantastic warmth to her music..one of our finest singer/songwriters’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“beautiful” Baylen Leonard, BBC Radio.
“Elegant and tender folk, country and Americana” Songwriting Magazine.
"Lisa Redford is fast becoming one of the UK's Americana darlings, garnering constant praise from important
tastemakers such as BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris." For the Country Record.
“with Redford’s uncanny ability to create beautifully heartfelt songs, this EP is guaranteed to be a winner.” Fatea
Distinguished by classy songwriting and a heartfelt delivery..she’s a class act.” R2 Magazine.
“a set of exceptional songs, sung from the heart of an outstanding singer who knows a thing or two about how to write
a song that touches the listener..Lisa Redford has released a set of songs that are simply beautiful.” Penny Black
“Redford has the kind of open and expressive voice that purveys honestly, it makes her sound so genuine that she is
addressing each and everyone of the audience directly, which makes connecting to her songs easily.” Americana UK
“Here’s a young lady who’s blossomed into a mighty fine singer-songwriter deserving of the widest possible
recognition. Maverick Magazine ****
“has an amazing ability to portray a certain vulnerability yet a complete confidence in her vocals shows the strength in
her songwriting and there is no doubt that this EP is from a performer who is at the very top of her game. Brilliant.”
Belles and Gals.
“a showcase of Lisa’s wonderful voice combined with simple yet beautiful Americana melodies.” Your Life in a Song.
“It is hard to put into words how amazingly crafted Lisa’s work is, every song is quite literally a work of art.” Country Belles