Lisa Haley, Violin, Viola,
When Lisa Haley’s soaring, compelling
“cornbread” voice holds court in the "One
World Swamp", worlds collide! A Blue Fiddle Records
recording artist with six albums to her credit, including
GRAMMY-Nominated "King Cake," Lisa’s compelling
songs, boundless energy and blue violin “Louie”
have made this fourth-generation "Fiddlist"
an ambassador for her modern-day style of “Americana
Bringing progressive Louisiana music to a worldwide audience
reaches far beyond a career playing solely traditional
genre. The protégé of legendary Cajun accordionist
Joe Simien of Lawtelle, Louisiana, Lisa has recorded and/or
toured with Sir George Martin (Beatles producer), multi-Grammy
winner/producer KebMo', Grammy-winning artists Queen Ida,
Al Rapone, Rockin' Sydney ("Don't Mess with My Toot-toot",)
Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Brian
Setzer, Dave Koz, and a host of others.
Her All-Star band “the Zydekats” includes:
Skip Edwards, accordion/keyboards (Dwight Yoakam/Johnny
Rivers); Chuck Alvarez, guitar (Tim Weisberg); Andy Anders,
bass (Cajun accordionist Joe Simien); and New Orleans
native Maria Martinez, drums (Rita Coolidge/Johnny Paycheck/Barry
Born to Southern parents displaced after WWII, Lisa moved
to California as a child for her mother’s health,
A descendant of Francis Scott Key and F. Scott Fitzgerald,
she was music director for Emmy-winning "Late Mr.
Pete Show," and has also acted in "The Beverly
Hillbillies Movie" (Jim Varney); "Man in the
Moon" (Jim Carey); "Red Dragon" (Sir Anthony
Hopkins); on NBC-TV show "Las Vegas" performing
her Zydeco and playing with the legendary Little Richard,
Her violin is prominent in "The Waterboy" (Adam
Sandler), "The Grave" (Anthony Michael Hall),
and HBO's "Mr. Atlas" (features her critically
acclaimed song "Always Be Your Guide", a contender
for the ending song in "Lord of the Rings III".)
Her songs "Louisiana" and “Reggie Alligator”
were recently featured on KNBC-TV and BBC-1. She has performed
for Hollywood Bowl Summersounds.
Lisa stands out as the most energetic violinist/vocalist
in America today. Igniting the spirits of Cajun/Zydeco,
Americana, Christian, Jazz, Rock, and Folk fans, she performs
worldwide with her All-Star band.
Endorsers: Yamaha, Barcus-Berry, Peavey, JBL, Fender/SWR,
DW, Paiste, QSC, BBE, ProTec cases, ProCo cables, Thomastik.