Musical performance coming to Art Quest
Published 11:47 am Tuesday, March 29, 2022
By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor
Musician Lisa Raymond will be joining Art Quest on April 1 providing live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the porch of the Chilton County Arts Council building during the event.
She will also be returning for the May 6 event.
After developing a love for music at a young age, Raymond chose the acoustic guitar as her instrument and has been playing ever since.
“I was blessed to have parents who supported my interest in music and as I got older I had an incredible music program in my school system outside of Boston that really embraced music development.”
Her musical career began in college. She performed in a duo and then a trio group before becoming a solo artist.
“Probably the biggest highlight was I did an event up in Kentucky several years ago and it was an honor to open up for Mary Chapin Carpenter,” Raymond said. “… She was one of my inspirations growing up.”
The duo she was a part of recorded five albums and “got a generous amount of air play on over 140 non-commercial radio stations around the country.”
Raymond described this as “an honor.”
Her career has spanned 30 years.
Raymond moved to Clanton near Lake Mitchell about five years ago.
“There are a lot of special people who live here,” Raymond said.
Raymond enjoys writing her own songs and will be performing some of them at the event.
One of her favorites that she will be performing is “Enjoy the Ride.”
“It parallels my life — you always try to stay on a certain highway, but sometimes you veer off in different directions,” Raymond said.
She said the song is about remembering “no matter what you are doing enjoy the ride.”
In addition to her original songs, Raymond likes to play a variety of songs including ’70s folk rock, modern country and some classics. She said she wants everyone to be able to connect to one of the songs she plays.
“I love connecting with folks on a music memory level,” Raymond said. “When I am performing, I can see it on their faces when the music brings them to a place and time that only a song can.”
Raymond enjoys playing at eclectic venues, festivals and wineries. She also does some private bookings.
More information about Raymond is available at www.lisaraymond.net.