SAT OCT 4TH, NEW FARM BOWLS CLUB, BRISBANE QLD
Storytelling is at the heart of The Baker Suite, built around a warm combination of acoustic guitar and parisian-esque accordion. Described as art-folk, french cafe and cabaret romantica, they’ve performed at festivals world-wide including, WOMADelaide (AU), the Bohemia Jazz Festival (CZ), Okayama Cultural Festival (JP), Nelson Arts Festival (NZ), International Guitar Festival (AU), Adelaide Festival of Arts (AU), Adelaide Cabaret Festival (AU), Lorch Am Rhein Cultural Festival (DE), and The Australian National Folk Festival. They’ve opened for Elton John, Kate Ceberano, Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter, Vika and Linda Bull, Francoiz Breut (Fr) and Mary Gauthier (USA).
‘Minor masterpieces that blend folk, country, blues and jazz speckled with global allusions sit beside quirky pop songs suggestive of Paul Simon’ The Australian.
Lisa Richards, Folk Nouveau chanteuse writing songs that explore the world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville Food and Wine Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, SXSW, College Music Festival (CMJ). Her songs have appeared on CD’s alongside Adele, Nina Simone and Corinne Bailey Rae as well as being heard in film and television. She has shared the stage with a number of artists including Michelle Shocked, Paul Kelly, Chris Whitley and Toni Childs.
*** (4 stars)…..a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing. A strikingly original and beautiful album.” David Costello Brisbane Courier Mail