Jake’s Take Podcast: Lisa De Angelis

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a privilege to welcome singer-songwriter Lisa De Angelis to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. 

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Lisa is a firecracker, quickly cementing herself as one of country music’s most unique, exciting voices today. A Southern Gothic base, hints of Justin Townes Earle, Shakey Graves, and Townes Van Zandt, Sierra Ferrell lashings, and Ennio Morricone dusting make up her signature sound: sweeping, cinematic Americana/Blues-Roots music.

Lisa’s art and path would always be unconventional – and she only picked up a guitar for the first time in 2017. Since graduating from the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) ‘s prestigious Academy of Country Music and playing her first Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2019, Lisa De Angelis has toured with and opened shows for some of Australia’s best performers, including Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Amber Lawrence, Hayley Jensen, Catherine Britt, and Melody Moko.

A mentee of Australian country music heavyweights Fanny Lumsden and the Flood’s Kevin Bennett, Lisa’s debut and sophomore songs have garnered airplay on ABC Country, CMT, and KIX Country Radio. Last month, she released her third single: “My Sister’s Blue Suitcase,” which Lisa recorded and co-produced with her partner Paul Bain at their Brisbane private studio. The release comes on the heels of a forced six-month hiatus for Lisa after a lengthy illness in 2022 took the hearing in her left ear.

The devasting loss barely slowed her roll, though; Lisa was back touring with Amber Lawrence, playing Brisbane’s Ekka, and being accepted into AIR’s Women in Music Mentorship Program in the second half of 2022. Scrappy, vulnerable, and heartfelt, “part Judy Garland, part Saturday Night Live comedian,” Lisa is currently recording and co-producing her debut album, due for release in 2024.

In this edition of The Jake’s Take’s with Jacob Elyachar PodcastLisa De Angelis spoke about the stories behind her songs: “Tumblin’ Back,” “Hunger Pains,” and “My Sister’s Blue Suitcase.” She also talked about breaking into both the Australian and international music markets.  

For more information about Lisa De Angelis, visit her website.

You can also connect with Lisa De Angelis on social media. Visit her Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube channels.


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