Lisa Fischer, photo by Djeneba Aduayom
- March 27, 2016
-- "Ms. Fischer, with her band Grand Baton, is a mischievous free spirit unencumbered by the responsibilities, including the glamorous image-making, that go with pop stardom. In resplendent vocal shape at 56, she brought down the house in the single best show I've seen in the many years I've visited Birdland."
--Stephen Holden, New York Times
, April 2015
Beverly, MA--Star of Twenty Feet from Stardom
and legendary strutting Rolling Stones backup singer,the incredible Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
are coming to The Cabot in Beverly on Saturday, April 2 at 8 PM. Tickets at $55, $45, and $35 for this show are on sale now at the Cabot Box Office, at http://www.thecabot.org or by calling 978-927-3100. For more information, email: info@TheCabot.org. The Cabot is located at 286 Cabot Street, in scenic Beverly, Massachusetts and it's wheelchair accessible. The 1920 vaudeville theatre has a full liquor license--drinks are available in the theatre's orchestra and mezzanine level lobbies.Ms. Lisa Fischer
has stepped into the spotlight at last with her pliable four-octave range and a whirlwind of vocal techniques that include singing through two microphones at once. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa has perfected her trade and she now offers her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The past 18 months have been a whirlwind, with performances at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, at the Hollywood Bowl and in major cities all over the world. Lisa's band is led by the unique and fearless French Guadeloupean guitarist J.C. Maillard
who also sings backup, plays keyboards and SaxBass, an eight-strigned elctroacoustic instrument inspired by the Turkish baglama. The one-of-a-kind band includes the powerful thunder of Thierry Arpino
on drums and percussion and the bottomless Aidan Carroll
on bass and backing vocals. Together they are a powerhouse!
The unexpected success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom
(2013) altered the course of Lisa's musical journey. The film told her story, complete with clips of her 1991 Grammy®-winning R&B hit "How Can I Ease The Pain," live footage of her legendary duets with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti. It showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, opened a window on her sometimes lonely life on the road, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more.