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Woody Lissauer

Lush production, edgy rawness and a genre-busting collection of richly lyrical songs illuminate this powerfully personal 3rd solo disc from the multi-talented, multi-instrumental singer/songwriter.

Playing since age 6, opening for legendary bands like Steppenwolf, touring widely in many genres of music, producing music in his state-of-the-art studio, Woody Lissauer is known for his dazzling guitar artistry, broad vocal range, social consciousness and evocative lyrical poetry.

With his self-styled ‘Astro Folk’ sound, reviewers have described his work as 'deeply affecting', 'a musical masterpiece' and 'music you must hear!'

With this long-awaited 3rd solo CD, Woody brings years of passionate musical and literary exploration and an obsession with language, to themes about love, loss, entanglements and redemption -- and then takes those refrains to a totally new, yet familiar place.

With songs that are rich, relatable and relevant – from the of-the-moment significance of ‘Hard Times’ to the rapturous tenderness of ‘Antennae’; the aching journey of the heart that online dating so successfully capitalizes on in ‘The Promise and The Pride’ to the brilliantly subversive cover of Sondheim’s “Send In The Clowns”, Woody’s aesthetic sensibilities shine through every song on this musical masterpiece.

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Woody Lissauer

Woody Lissauer

Singer/Songwriter Rock with Folk & Avant-Garde flavors ~ An inventive mix of a wide variety of genres, each painted with delicate nuances appropriate to it's style. A virtuostic multi-instrumentalist with an emphasis on poetic lyrics, and some amazing fe

Over night sensation? Not if you have been listening to Multiplex, Strangelove, The Gordon Michael's Band, Cinematrix, U. S. Bang, Crack the Sky, Living Colour or countless other popular bands. His original band, Cubic Feet (Warner Bros. Pub.) has charted songs from their 4 CDs.

"My father played wonderful old folk songs for us & at age six I made him teach me how & I've never stopped." He played with Steppenwolf while still a teenager. Then a BA in music comp at T U & post grad with the late, great guitarist Larry Wooldridge (Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald etc.), graduating into a full-time life on the road, Jazz, New Wave, Prog-rock, Folk, Fusion and more featured his dazzling guitar playing.

Out of TU Woody immediately joined the popular Gordon Michael's band (A&M records) where his sophisticated musicianship, multiple instruments & stage presence made him an instant favorite with the crowds. He played in various bands and styles during the years like Cinematrix w/Laura Hunter (Chrysalis Records), Crack the Sky (Lifesong Records), U.S. Bang (teaming up with Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Kix etc.), Multiplex - the first band to take the 'New Wave' music full-time in the Mid Atlantic. Touring up and down the East US and Caribbean continued with Strangelove, Zanzibar, & even Maryland's 1988 ..1 country band The Alamo Band, on keyboards with Pebbles & the Bam Bam Boys in front of 80,000 people.

All the while he was writing and working on the CDs of his original group, Cubic Feet. Produced by the famous Peter Solley (The Romantics, Peter Frampton, Oingo Boingo etc.), and engineered by Shelly Yakus (Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks etc.) they've received international airplay, cracked the top 100 at a mainstream radio station, reached the top ten on several college stations, even to number one! As a producer, Woody has made recordings for dozens of artists in many styles and learned to work the intricate modern studio like an instrument.

All that experience taught him how to express himself on almost every instrument & on his solo CDs he puts it much of it on display. In 1998 he teamed up with English folk recording artist (& sister) Kate Lissauer, folk singer Chris Noyes, opera singer Julia McCabe & others to infuse a female and Celtic component into his sound. This, combined with the futuristic drum tracks, exotic instruments, sophisticated production, and strange chords creates fascinating, emotional recordings that change from song to song! A must-hear!

Woody's voice is also like many instruments, sometimes growling sometimes soaring, always emotional. Woody has been compared to Joseph Arthur, David Grey, Beck, Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Radiohead. Find out why this CD has been called "Music you must hear" by Music Monthly Mag!

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War and the World

Woody Lissauer

Astro-folk Bowie-esque rock with thoughtful lyrics and lush soundscapes.

"War and the World", the unmistranslated title of Tolstoy's famous novel, is the inspiration for this large canvas work. A riveting commentary on the current geopolitical struggle, it showcases the thirty-year veteran of stage and studio's diverse talents from composition to production and a ton of different instruments in between. Honed on his popular U.K. tour, this unique brand of cerebral rock, the self-styled ‘Astro-Folk’ is brought triumphantly back to an American audience. The highly polished CD features a clever cover of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Somebody to Love’, a breakneck duet with his well-known sister, Crash Kundrat’s machine gun drum tracks and a who’s who of female singers from local fave Karyn Oliver to opera singer Julia McCabe.

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Hard Times

Woody Lissauer

Driving acoustic guitar and vocal from this seasoned master, a ripped from the headlines lyric about the global financial crisis.

Woody's done it again with this ripped-from-the-headlines look at the global financial crisis! The sparse arrangement of solo acoustic guitar driving a passionate vocal performance of these intelligent lyrics counterpointed by classic rocker Kathy Homan's beautiful harmony underscore the raw emotion of the timely yet timeless message of this period piece.

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Woody Lissauer is a lifetime full-time professional who writes, composes and produces his own songs from his home of Baltimore (US) and performs them locally and internationally. He brings decades of passionate musical and literary exploration and a lifelong obsession with language(s) and aesthetic beauty to his song-craft. Born into a musical family, Woody was infected early on by his father’s love of music in all its forms. He began playing guitar from the age of six and never stopped, with the result that the fingers on his left hand are noticeably longer. An innovative and virtuosic guitar player, he opened for Steppenwolf while still a teenager. As an adult, he toured widely throughout North America and Europe with Chrysalis Record’s Laura Hunter, A&M’s Gordon Michaels, Lifesong’s Crack the Sky, new wave pioneers Multiplex and Strangelove, US Bang (appearing with Kix and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry) ..keyboards with Pebbles and the Bam Bam Boys in front of 81,000 people, on bass with Maryland’s 1 country band (Alamo Band), and many other acts and adventures.

Simultaneously, Woody founded an original music band called Cubic Feet, recording with Procol Harum keyboardist Peter Solley turned producer (The Romantics, Oingo Boingo, Peter Frampton) and engineer Shelly Yakus (Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks) what would eventually be four CDs, supported by a Warner publishing deal, touring and cracking charts with broad North American radio and video airplay.

As the owner/operator of a recording studio, Woody has produced countless young acts and also used the facility to develop an experimental approach to song building. Exploring more instruments from around the world and twisting the studio equipment to new uses, he has infused his solo CDs with his self-styled ‘Astro Folk’ sound. He brought in his sister, well known UK fiddle/banjo player Kate Lissauer and a host of unique musicians, personal friends from a life in the biz. These CDs, the eponymous debut CD and its “War and the World” companion, span a broad range of musical styles with lyrical beauty and musical form that startle reviewers, entrance new listeners and continue to mesmerize fans. Woody wins accolades as much for his vocals and wonderfully evocative lyrics as for his dazzling guitar and instrumental work. A voice of vast range described as “deeply affecting, sometimes growling, sometimes soaring”, Music Monthly declared his self-titled CD a “musical masterpiece” and characterized it as “Music You Must Hear!”

Woody’s song “Roses” has won him particularly high acclaim, winning and leading off the Baltimore Songwriters’ Association’s juried compilation CD competition plus winning a spot on Static Chain’s ‘Best of Baltimore’ CD.

'Hard Times' has attracted a lot of attention, right out of the box, being played on Umbrella Radio, Radio8 and featured artist on Icarus Radio!

During live performances, Woody’s love of people and off-beat sense of humor quickly grab the crowd. His personality and excitement about music fill the room as do the new show’s folk and classical guitars, banjo, dulcimer and other interesting instruments.

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The Coriolis Effect

The Coriolis Effect

Performance of original classical guitar piece, by Woody Lissauer (please consider to 'Like' Woody Lissauer Music : ) Location shots: Barcelona, Spain Stage shots: Baltimore, USA Location camera: Barbara Ireland Stage camera: Richard Loebelson Audio production: Gene Ingham, Woody Lissauer Mastering: Charlie Pilzer Video production: Woody LissauerSubscribe to www.youtube.com/user/WoodyLissauer - thanks so much! ♫

Posted by Woody Lissauer Music on Monday, March 23, 2015

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