Travis Dickerson Recording Studios
All New Lysa CD
"TREE OF HOPE"
1. HAPPY FOR ME
2. QUEEN OF THE BLVD.
3. TREE OF HOPE
4. BEG BORROW AND STEEL
6. ARIZONA WINDS
7. DOLLAR DRINK NIGHT DUDE
9. HALF OF YOU
10. KING TOUNGE
11. OUT OF MY HEAD
Sorry-sold out for now
Lysa at TDRS working on her new record.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Lysa began her musical career at fifteen when she joined the Longfields as a vocalist. Lysa developed into a powerful singer/songwriter and decided to pursue a solo career. She put together her own band for the first time in 1994 and has been performing through out Southern California since. Supporting many cultural and community causes her fan base grew from the roots up. A pioneer in the chicana alternative scene, her list of benefit concerts include performances for the homeless, education, the environment and of course the EZLN and Zapatista struggle.
In the summer of 1996 Lysa took a solo hiatus and temporarily joined Semaphore/ Big Pop recording artist El Vez as a support singer, dancer and guitarist for five tours of Europe and the U.S.
Lysa's talent is not confined simply to music. She proves that in her starring role in the independent feature film Star Maps, about the struggles of a dysfunctional Latino family. An audience favorite at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight acquired the rights for distribution. Lysa not only starred as an actor but was also the films musical director and producer of the Star Maps soundtrack(Geffen). Her song Beg Borrow and Steal is the soundtracks single. Her debut performance in Star Maps landed her a nomination as best debut performance by the Independent Spirit Awards. Lysa recently completed her second role in the film "White boy" (B.A.A.) scheduled for release in January of 1999. Lysa also became the musical director to the feature film "Blink of an Eye"(Arrival films) due out in June of 1999. Her songs have previously been available on soundtracks and compilations like "Barrios Artistas"(Mexnut) but not until now has a collection of her original songs been available in one release. In the style of true independents, Lysa started her own E.L.A. based record label Bring Your Love Records. B.Y.L. released Lysa's powerful debut CD titled Tree of Hope. Tree of Hope is a collection of songs embodying a strong repertoire of bold and provocative material. Lysa recently planted her debut Tree of Hope in cities nationwide through an extensive promotional tour of the U.S. Critics and fans alike have given Tree of Hope rave reviews comparing Lysa to "Joni Mitchell, P.J. Harvey and Natalie Merchant with a growl."
Tracks off of the debut CD can be heard on the new Telemundo series Reyes y Rey. Lysa plays the role of a singer songwriter named "Luna". She deals with the struggles of a young latina trying to break free of her mothers strong hold and denial of Luna becoming a "woman." Once again Lysa is pioneering chicana music, singing in both English and Spanish to a predominately Spanish speaking audience. Not only is her music and acting incorporated in Film and Television but now to the Theater.
Lysa plays the lead in the upcoming production of The Furthest Room (named directly from Lysa's lyrics to Mom's song). Lysa's character Sage Flores returns to S. Phoenix to attend her mothers funeral. By her mothers last request Sage must refurbish the house in Pheonix. During her stay Sage finds her self fifteen again and begins to unveil a long and difficult past between her parents and her siblings. The production is set for April and will run at the Stella Adler Theater under the direction of Paul Saucido(Backporch Productions). Lysa will perform cuts off of her debut CD as well as new powerful songs.