Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer RAW Interview


[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
Lisa Fischer is a singer who really gets around. Her life is an endless round of planes, trains, and automobiles, rehearsals and fittings. On tour with the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti or Nine Inch Nails, her name may not be on the marquee, but she doesn’t care. She’s busy loving every minute of it. It’s easy to see why she works all the time: her astonishing range, her spot-on intonation, her mastery of the stage, the way her tone wraps itself around your heart and won’t let go, the infectious quality of her time feel: these things keep her on top of the list. But it’s the sweetness of her smile, her visible pleasure in watching her bandmates do their stuff, her glamorous-girl-next-door quality that make fans all over the world think she’s their own secret discovery (despite the fact that the YouTube version of her duet with Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter’ has millions of hits).
The rest of her resume is pretty impressive too: touring, recording, and music making with 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, Jackie Evancho (and many others). Along with many other top session and backup singers like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Patti Austin, and Judith Hill, “the greatest artists you’ve never heard of” (but whose voices are instantly recognizable), she’s featured in Morgan Neville’s Oscar and Grammy-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. In the wake of the movie’s critical and popular success, opportunities abound. Lisa’s been recruited for new studio projects including Billy Childs’ long-awaited Laura Nyro tribute. Lisa, Darlene, Merry, and Judith sang the National Anthem at the 2014 Rose Bowl. And Lisa’s putting together a brand new band to explore some uncharted territory. She’s on to a new leg of the journey, destination unknown.
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.’
The first person Lisa thanked onstage that night was Luther Vandross. Lisa was a Marvellete when she first auditioned for Luther, who was to become her employer, her mentor, and her champion. She is honored to carry on his legacy, striving for excellence, taking care of business, getting up early, staying up late, showing up on time, letting the music take control, singing her heart out, night after night.

Mulligan Stew June 20th 2015-Lisa Fischer Interview


She’s the go-to singer for the Rolling Stones (sings “Gimme Shelter” with Mick), Sting, Chris Botti or Nine Inch Nails. She’s performed with Tina Turner, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keyes, Lou Reed, and Aretha Franklin. And she’s my guest this week on the Stew.
Raw Interview HERE
[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
imgresFollow Lisa on Twitter!
Lisa Fischer is one of the headliners at this year’s TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival, and she is also one of the subjects of the Grammy-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. She tells Terry stories of singing with Mick Jagger, and what effect the documentary had on her career. Tune in 5-7pm MT Saturday, June 20 for music and conversation with this remarkable singer.
Alberta Dates:
Monday, June 22 – Edmonton (Winspear Centre) Presented by the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival
Watch the trailer for Twenty Feet from Stardom:
rDUo_GWBLisa has been background singing for many years..
How good is she??
When she’s not appearing at jazz festivals this year (Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver)
She’s on stage with The  Rolling Stones..and being featured opposite Mick Jagger on Gimme Shelter!!!
She’s also featured in the Documentary  20 feet from stardom
Check out the videos below..


This is The Stew with TDM Playlist at Enjoy
Hot fun in the summertime Sly and the Family Stone Best of
Summertime Boy Seasick steve sonic soul surfer
Summertime (when I’m with you) The Mavericks Mono
Summer Imagine Dragons Smoke and Mirrors
Summertime Harry Manx 20 strings and the Truth
Mulligan Stew  Special Guest Lisa Fischer
Honey Bee Colin james Hearts on Fire
Slip Slidin Away Paul Simon Live in NYV
lagniappe trombone shorty for true
This is The Stew with TD Mulligan playliist Coming UP – John Mayer. Bowie. Van the Man
Buckjump Trombone shorty for true
Crossroads John Mayer Battle Stations
Young Americans David Bowie 20 feet from stardom soundtrack
This is The Stew with TD Mulligan coming UP – Liisa Fischer. Tina Turner. Toots
Its only rock and roll Tina Turner & Lisa Fischer Live
Glad Tidings Van Morrison Moondance
True Love is hard to find Toots and the Maytals with Bonnie Raitt True Love
This is The Stew with TD Mulligan Next Interview with Lisa Fischer At Edmonton jazz Fest Monday June 22nd
Interview with Lisa Fischer at Edmonton Jazz Festival June 22nd
Gimme Shelter (live) The Rolling Stones Hyde Park Live
Lisa Fischer Interview at Edmonton Jazz Festival June 22nd
Lean on me Lisa Fischer 20 feet from stardom soundtrack
Lisa Fischer Interview
Slipping into Darkness Les Paul/Lisa Fischer A tribute to a Legend. Les Paul and Friends
This is The Stew with TD Mulligan playlist
This is The Stew with TD Mulligan NEXT – 30 minutes of New Orleans
Rip it up Little Richard Mojo Dec 2004`
Walking to New orleans Fats Domino (live) Let the good times roll
Forty Four Blues Little Feat Little Feat
Talk bout New orleans The Meters Anthology
Stagger Lee (live) Levon Helm The Midnight Rambler
Mess Around (live) Dr John Live in Monteaux
Happy Fathers Day