Lisa Lim delivers infectious blues based rock!

Posted: June 26, 2013 in Bands, Blues, Entertainment, Folk Rock, NAMM, New Music, New Release, rock, Songwriter, Southern Rock
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What do you get when you take some sweet blues, blend it with powerhouse vocals and top it with some rockin guitar? Well the incredible music of Lisa Lim, that is what. You can’t help but move to the great groove that Lisa gives out with her songs especially like “Superstitious Mind” or “Distant Second”. Here is her video for Superstitious Mind:

Her sound reminds me of an edgier Sheryl Crow sprinkled with Susan Tedeschi. Lisa delivers passionate vocals and amazing guitar work, truly a work of art! Lisa is a  WAMA nominated singer-songwriter and she recently released her second CD, self titled,  which you are going to really love! Check out the interview we had with Lisa and learn more about this killer rocker blues artist!

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Music Junkie Press: Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. How old were you when you first started playing guitar?

Lisa Lim: I was ten years old when I first picked up the guitar. I had been playing piano for a few years and had been expressing to my father how much I really wanted to play the guitar as well. One evening he came home with an acoustic guitar. It was a real beater guitar. I was sure he had picked it up at a pawn shop, more and likely. Strings were high of the neck. He gave me a book of guitar chords to learn. And off I went, woodshedding, working diligently at honing my skills, blisters and all!

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Music Junkie Press: That is beautiful! You truly took to the guitar right away. Can you remember what was the first song you played in its entirety?

Lisa Lim: The first actual complete song I learned in it’s entirety, was Stairway To Heaven. Yes! That was quite the accomplishment!

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Music Junkie Press: That is actually quite an accomplishment especially for your first song! We have heard some simple 2 or 3 chord songs and you really just tackled that one, definitely shows your tenacity! How about some of your most influential artists growing up, who would you say they were?

Lisa Lim:  Wow! My influences were drawn from so many places and styles while growing up! I was listening to Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, Willie Nelson, Arlen Roth, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Boston, Rush and so much more!

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Music Junkie Press: You have quite a variety of influences and we really can feel that in your music. It is great taht you were so open and diverse with your love of music. We need more of that these days. What is your favorite rig set up and guitar rig?

 Lisa Lim: Currently, you can typically catch me performing with a Dr. Z Monza amp or a Dr. Z Maz 15 amp. I use a combination of pedals, stacking overdrives, using delay, reverb, boost and wah effects. I am endorsed with Paul Reed Smith guitars. I play a PRS Custom 24 with coil tapping and a PRS Custom 22 with coil tapping. They are strung with GHS Boomers .10 and .11 gauge strings. I’ve been endorsed with GHS strings for several years now!

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Music Junkie Press: You have quite a set up and I am sure you have been busy as well as planning on heading out to Summer Namm in a few weeks. What are you currently working on right now?

 Lisa Lim: I’ve been focused on promoting my new self titled cd release. I am writing and compiling new material for my next release down the road. It’s been interesting how all of my influences are coming together and becoming a part of each new song I write.

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Music Junkie Press: You really are busy and we can’t wait to  hear more from you. If you could cover any song from any other genre what might it be?

 Lisa Lim: Interesting and tough question! I have an appreciation for folk singer songwriter Dar Williams. She’s written some amazing songs over the years. I have thought often about working up “Beauty Of The Rain”. There are many more artists material I have great appreciation for. Allison Krauss would make this list too!

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Music Junkie Press: That is one cover song that I would not want to miss! If you could work on a collaboration with anyone who might it be?

Lisa Lim: Really tough question! It would depend on if you’re asking me  more specifically about another guitarist I’d like to work with or a singer songwriter. If the collaboration was a combination of both, it would be Jack White!

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Music Junkie Press: Jack would be a fun one to work with. I can see how bringing the two great talents together, would be amazing! Where can we currently get your music? Links, etc?

Lisa Lim: You can purchase my music on my website: and other cool swag!

Here are some links to checkout as well:

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 Music Junkie Press: If I could peak at your Ipod, what artist or song might I be most surprised at finding in there?

Lisa Lim:  Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole, “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

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Music Junkie Press: That song is a very special favorite of mine, definitely one of my all time favorites!!! Is there anything else you would like to share with our audience?

 Lisa Lim: Appreciation for every music enthusiast that continues to embrace indie artists and new music! I always welcome and very much love to hear from music enthusiasts, what they like or don’t like about the music I’m recording and performing. It’s nice to receive correspondence from fans! I always welcome it and it brightens my day to connect with music appreciators and other musicians looking to network!

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Music Junkie Press: Thanks again for your time and we look forward to spreading the word about Lisa Lim!!

 Lisa Lim: Thank you Music Junkie Press! You rock!

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Now that you have gotten to know more about Lisa, head over to her social media sites, pick up her CD and say “hi” to her!  We look forward to hearing more from Lisa. In matter of fact, I am going to sit back and listen to another one of my favorite songs, My Perfect World.

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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  1. Lorraine West says:

    very nice vocals and love the guitar work.

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