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Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Aug 11, Sunday - 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Ms. Lisa Fischer built her stellar reputation as a background singer with such giants as the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Luther Vandross. Now, accompanied by the band Grand Baton, Ms. Fischer—featured in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom—is stepping out front.

Originally from Brooklyn, Ms. Fischer’s range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to connect, to reach the hearts of her listeners. She emerged from New York’s fervent studio scene in the early 1980s, and joined the Stones for their 1989 Steel Wheels tour, continuing to grace their stage for the next 26 years. Along with her studio and live work with other artists, she released her debut solo album, So Intense, in 1991, earning the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy for the single “How Can I Ease The Pain.”

Now, with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton, Ms. Fischer reinvents classic songs in an organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock. The group’s music has ignited Ms. Fischer’s flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house. Said the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent that you want more.

Originally from Brooklyn, Ms. Fischer’s range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to connect, to reach the hearts of her listeners. She emerged from New York’s fervent studio scene in the early 1980s, and joined the Stones for their 1989 Steel Wheels tour, continuing to grace their stage for the next 26 years. Along with her studio and live work with other artists, she released her debut solo album, So Intense, in 1991, earning the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy for the single “How Can I Ease The Pain.”

Now, with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton, Ms. Fischer reinvents classic songs in an organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock. The group’s music has ignited Ms. Fischer’s flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house. Said the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent that you want more.


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Photo by Edward Gadjel