From the USA – Lisa Mills with Ian Jennings ( www.lisamills.com ) playing at….
The Rock at Maltby c/o The Wesley Centre, Blyth Rd, Maltby Nr Rotherham S66 8JD on Saturday 17th August.
Support – Roy Machin and Mick Miller
£8 adv and £10 on the door.
Tickets available from the venue Tel 01709 811118 or website www.therockmaltby.co.uk or direct from Wegottickets online site http://www.wegottickets.com/event/231533
Lisa was born and raised in Mississippi where family life was full of music with her daddy a big Hank Williams fan while her mother loved Elvis.
Lisa’s own influences ranged from Etta James to Brenda Lee and it wasn’t long before she had begun composing her own songs from an early age and poured her heart into writing, singing and playing guitar.
A friend who recognised Lisa’s potential sent Sam Andrew of Big Brother and the Holding Company a copy of Blues and Ballads, her first CD. It was the connection that landed Lisa her first international gig, in Germany, and a three-year tour as BBHC’s lead singer.
The European connection led her to meet Robert Plant’s sound engineer Roy Williams, who encouraged her to launch her solo career. Along the way she has played with Delbert McClinton, Dr.John, Junior Wells and appears on a compilation CD, Live at the Talbot, with Albert Lee.
She toured the UK in 2010 after the release of Tempered in Fire, Lisa was featured on the cover of Blues Matters magazine. These days, Lisa is as much at home on either side of the Atlantic, having appeared at Glastonbury and several other major festivals.
Joining Lisa on stage at The Rock is her long-time performing partner and co-producer Ian Jennings on double bass.
She and Jennings (Big Town Playboys, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison) have toured the UK for almost a decade, and she sings three tracks on his current studio album, Roll the Dice. It was through Jennings that she met Andy Fairweather Low (Amen Corner, Eric Clapton, George Harrison) and many others with whom she’s shared stage or studio, including Robert Plant, Jools Holland, and Jeff Beck, who also are guests on Jennings’ album. “