Originally from Newport, RI, recording artist Lisa Nemzo is known for her show stopping, over-the-neck harmonic 12-string guitar solos. Highly regarded by fellow musicians, she has released eight CD’s, three on German label Metronome/Polygram, garnering worldwide fans. Nemzo’s catalog of charted songs includes:
“Walking on Ice”, “I Don’t Wanna’ Fool With Love”, “Hard for a Girl Like Me”(Europe) “Hot Summer Nights”—hit song for Harvey Mason / Lee Ritenour’s “Stone Mason”— “Stayin’ With It” a Tom Snow hit song, duet with Rick Roberts/Firefall— “Feel the Night” duet with Baxter Robertson in Karate Kid— “Short Cut,” hit single on “Here’s to Love” & “Greatest Hits” by Tanya Tucker.
Lisa’s project ‘Arlington’ is a song and short film based on the true story of a young serviceman who died defending our country. His mother drives to Arlington National Cemetery to visit his grave. The song and film is a call to action to help our fallen and wounded warriors and their families. “Arlington” won Best Merit Award 2012 for Best Music Video/ACCOLADE FILM FESTIVAL La Jolla, CA. Visit the website HERE to find out why the Washington Post called this video and song: “An Anthem for Our Generation”.
“Restless Soul” Lisa’s title track for her CD “Restless Soul” was featured on Vol 8 Fast Folk CD and was entered into the Smithsonian Institute representing the best of folk music from the 1990’s. It was featured in the documentary “Bear Down” included songs from Melissa Etheridge and Jewell.
Lisa’s CD, “Unlock My Heart,” (Dream Wild Records) was culled from her catalogue of over 400 self-penned songs. The album is a renaissance of romantic edged tunes with catchy melodies and infectious riffs. “Hidden Message” Call to Arts! Winner: Lisa Nemzo: For Vision and Imagination.
The lead single and video, “Reach,” won Best Environmental Music Video of 2009, from Green Screen Environmental Film Festival & Salon.
During her celebrated career, Lisa toured with artists Bonnie Raitt, Heart, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Christopher Cross, Firefall, and Hall and Oates, just to name a few.
Nemzo threw her producer hat in the ring with all critically acclaimed projects for Marc & The Plattitudes CD “Bitter & Sweet” and EP “Blue Collar,” Carey Appel’s “House of Cards” ; Bad Ass Boots, all female Oakland-based Rockabilly/Americana band -EP “Gotta Give Me Something”.
Lisa Nemzo produced a project for Vietnam Veteran, blues/rock guitarist, Michael Wesley Hughes “Tryin’ to Come Back Home” – CD release date is 11/11/15.
‘Arlington’ captures grief of fallen soldier’s mother…It’s occasionally good to be reminded that for much of this country, the word “Arlington” refers only to Arlington National Cemetery, and military loss. Here is a new song and video called “Arlington” by singer-songwriter Lisa Nemzo and lyricist Artie Colatrella, about the cemetery’s lasting presence in the lives of the families of fallen American soldiers. If you watch it, you won’t soon forget it. Arlington: An Anthem for a new generation.” YouTube over one million views http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7aUSzRhZps Tom Jackman, Washington Post
“Lisa Nemzo… Unlock My Heart shows Nemzo is a songwriter of remarkable range, from stunning soul fervor to full-blown rock passion, and is in the vanguard of female artists, who not only sing and write songs, but are also masters of their instrument.” — American Songwriter Magazine
LISA NEMZO: Restless Soul “Ably backed by session pros Steve Farris (ex-guitarist for Mr. Mister), Denny Fongheiser (drummer for Brian Setzer, Counting Crows) and others, this is an expertly played, produced and written album that soars due to Lisa’s crystalline, expressive vocals and her incredible knack for crafting memorable songs with heart and passion.” — Jeff Watson, (Artist Underground Joe Seta)
Marc & The Plattitudes Bitter & Sweet, Produced by Lisa Nemzo “When songwriters produce other songwriters, the results are often especially compelling…Lisa Nemzo, long one of L.A.’s most revered songwriters, has produced these songs with copious and palpable love for what Platt does, lovingly framing the songs to underscore the strength of each. She started with an idea often considered arcane these days, that the song is the thing.” — Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine,
Marc Platt * Blue Collar, Produced by Lisa Nemzo, … “Whole World’s Watching” …it’s both alarming and deeply haunting, and also boasts one of his most passionate vocals. Nemzo beautifully lets it simmer slowly over an acoustic guitar edge before it bursts out into many sonic directions. “Living On The Edge” …Nemzo’s production of this one is so loving and tender that it underscores the sorrow with delicate dynamism. It all comes to a close with the single Platt-Nemzo co-write “There’s a Road,” an epic cinematic journey down inevitable pathways of life. This EP is seriously good.” — Paul Zollo, Editor American Songwriter Magazine
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