Lisa Marie Presley performed two shows this past November weekend. Sellersville, Pennsylvania was November 15th and the 16th Lisa was in Vienna, Virginia. Deena Dietrich, a huge Lisa Marie Presley fan attended both shows. The two shows were Deena's 16th and 17th times attending a Lisa Marie Presley concert. Deena has kindly granted Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville permission to share a fantastic review she has written documenting the two shows. The review is honest and spot on!
Lisa Marie Presley spent her childhood at Graceland and now she’s back at the legendary estate for a historic Graceland performance. “omg! Insider” co-anchor Kevin Frazier sat down with Elvis’s daughter to talk to her about her homecoming. Lisa Marie’s performance premieres tomorrow at 10am Pacific time exclusively on Ram Country on Yahoo Music and she’s singing in the famous jungle room, where her father once recorded.
source: OMG Insider
Sticks & Stones Over Me Weary LMP Exclusive Interview
Ram Country on Yahoo Music Presents: Lisa Marie's First Performance Inside the Jungle Room
November 13, 2013
Ram Country on Yahoo Music presents an exclusive live performance by Lisa Marie Presley as she performs for the very first time at her childhood home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis fans can view this exclusive interview and performance by visiting Music.Yahoo.com.
Fans can watch Lisa perform original songs “Over Me,” “Weary,” and “Sticks And Stones” from her album "Storm & Grace" (released in May 2012) for Ram Country on Yahoo Music. The performance takes place in Graceland’s legendary and historic “Jungle Room,” where Elvis Presley recorded albums “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” and “Moody Blue” in February and October of 1976.
Recollecting her experience, Lisa mentions, “It was a very comfortable and surreal experience to finally perform for the first time in my childhood home and experience the acoustics of the Jungle Room, which my father also recorded in.”
In her “Weary” performance, Lisa’s husband and Musical Director, Michael Lockwood, plays Elvis’ 1956 J200 Gibson guitar - the earliest and oldest guitar in Elvis Presley Enterprises’ collection - which was used in several films including “Loving You,” “King Creole” and “Jailhouse Rock.”
Fans can watch this remarkable performance by visiting Music.Yahoo.com. For tour dates to see Lisa Marie live in concert or to pick up a copy of her latest album "Storm & Grace," visit LisaPresley.com.
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Lisa Marie Presley talks music, influences prior performance at Iron House Music Hall in Northampton
Lisa Marie Presley talks music, influences prior performance at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton
By George Lenker
on November 11, 2013
Lisa Marie Presley will perform on Sunday at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. She's The King's only child, but Lisa Marie Presley acts nothing like a princess.
The down-to-earth daughter of Elvis dug deep into her roots last year, releasing "Storm and Grace," a moody, raw slice of Americana that garnered critical acclaim. She will perform songs from the album at her show at the Iron Horse Music Hall on Sunday. She discussed the making of the record during a recent telephone conversation.
On your latest album, "Storm and Grace," you used one of my favorite producers, T-Bone Burnett. Talk a little bit about how you came to work with him.
Lisa: "It has always been a dream of mine to work with him and I just mentioned that one day in passing to my manager. Then, I went away and wrote about 30 songs. I had no record deal. I totally changed my life. I sold my house, bought a house in England and was about to leave, and my manager had sent the demos over to him and he responded immediately and wanted me to come meet him. So I met with him and he said he really liked what he heard and wanted to work on the project. I was very excited."
The record certainly sounds different than your earlier works. What do you think he brought to the project that made it different?
Lisa: "Well, the flavor was already there. Some of the demos are very similar to what's on the record. A couple of the songs changed dramatically, but a lot of them stuck pretty close to the format on the demos. The big difference is that, of course, we recorded all live, which is different than I've ever done it before."
"Of course, he added a lot of incredible icing on the cake. But I've done a lot of interviews with him and I've heard him say this: That the direction had already started showing itself in the demos. I don't think he would've responded if he would've heard a bunch of slick, poppy demos. He, of course, brought his own flavor to it. But he also gave me a lot of space."
Speaking of that, the record definitely has a cohesive sound to it which is odd because you wrote with a lot of different people on it. What do you think made that happen?
Lisa: "You know, it was a very interesting experiment because I wrote with like 10 different people. For the record I gravitated towards three of them, Richard Hawley (of Pulp), Ed Harcourt and Sacha Skarbek (Travis). But (manager) Simon Fuller just let me go and get with every type a writer in every type of situation. He said it was very interesting that no matter who we put me with, my thing was still very much there. Regardless of who I wrote with, I came through. It just happened that way. But it was not a concerted effort or anything."
What about your personal writing process? How do you go about it?
Lisa: "I just sit down with somebody and I usually come up with a melody. Someone will start playing something on an instrument and melodies will come to me. I just turn into a conduit. I don't know where it comes from. I was writing with Billy Corgan one time and he said to me, "Melodies just come to you. It's a bizarre gifted because you don't play anything, You pull these melodies from somewhere and you need to hone in on that." That was like 15 years ago and at the time I didn't know what that meant yet. Then melodies evoke lyrics and I'll spend hours alone working on the lyrics."
Has moving to England influenced your music at all?
Lisa: "I think it made me appreciate Americana music more than even when I was here. I think getting away from everything gave me space to really appreciate things that I hadn't appreciated enough before. Including my own father's music. Not that I didn't appreciate him. Of course I love him. But this is different. Now I appreciate him more musical way."
Speaking of your father, Graceland was named the top iconic American attraction by USA Today last month How do you feel about that, since obviously it was your home?
Lisa: "I was excited by that. Obviously, it's my home and I think the other contenders were like The White House and Disneyland, so I was kind of blown away. I couldn't believe it."
Lisa Marie Presley performing Sunday, November 10th 2013 at Eddie's Attic located in Georgia.
"2 sold out shows at Eddie's Attic. 1 down 1 to go! Thank You!"
Lisa Marie and Daughter Finley in Sedona, Arizona.
"Ms Fin and I in Sedona Arizona while on a short break."
Lisa Marie Presley's "Storm & Grace" concert tour made a tour stop at the Coach House located in San Juan, California on November 2nd, 2013. The show was truly special and unique with Lisa performing a duet with two huge super fans.
Above is the video of the very sweet duet. The LMP fans from Los Angeles are a sister and brother duo Nicole and Scotty, who perform Lisa's songs and share the videos via their Youtube channel.
Lisa, Nicole, Scotty, and Michael Lockwood performed Lisa's album title track "Storm & Grace." Scotty played a Gretsch guitar which was a gift to Scotty from Lisa and her husband Michael Lockwood. Lisa gave Nicole her microphone. The duet is a must see. :)
Click here for Nicole & Scotty on Youtube!
Lisa Marie Presley: 'Storm & Grace' Tour Backstage Pics & Interview!
Lisa Marie Presley gets all dolled up before her latest Storm & Grace tour stop held at the The Coach House on Saturday evening (November 2) in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
The 45-year-old entertainer gave JustJared.com an exclusive look backstage, and even answered some interview questions!
Here are some highlights:
On how its been being back on tour:
“We’re on a 46 city tour. We have about 15 left and its been really, really fun. We’ve been all over.”
On this tour versus her previous tours:
“We’re hitting so many different places that are cool…this is a more intimate show, it’s a lot more intimate theater type venues because of the type of record and the type of music it has. It has been really fun.”
On what she brings on tour:
“We have all my usual things, but nothing weird. I drink this apple-cider-cinnamon-cayenne pepper concoction before I go out to clear my throat. I do really horrible animal noises to warm up my voice, I can actually perform an exorcism, I think [laughs].”
To buy tickets to one of Lisa Marie Presley‘s upcoming shows, visit her website!
15+ pictures inside from Just Jared‘s exclusive with Lisa Marie Presley can be viewed below!
Lisa Marie Presley was born to Elvis & Priscilla on February 1, 1968 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN.
On Lisa's 25th birthday in 1993, she inherited her Father's estate. Today Lisa has 100% sole personal ownership of Graceland Mansion and all of her Father's personal effects. Lisa also owns 15% of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
On April 8, 2003, Lisa released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003. Her second album, released April 5, 2005, Now What, reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It was certified gold in November 2005. Her third album, Storm & Grace, was released on May 15, 2012. Storm & Grace, is produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T-Bone Burnett.
Lisa is an activist for many charitable causes including: The LEAP Program in Memphis, The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, The Angel Network, The Grammy Foundation, and World Vision. Lisa was very active with recovery of Hurricane Katrina. On June 24, 2011, Lisa was awarded in the state of Tennessee where the Governor, Bill Haslam, proclaimed a day of recognition for Lisa Marie Presley to honor her charitable efforts. Most recently Lisa has been an activist for The Dream Factory and the charity World Vision.
Lisa is a Mother of four: Model & Actress Riley Keough and son Ben with former husband, Danny Keough. Lisa has twin girls, Harper and Finley, born October 7, 2008 with her husband, Michael Lockwood. Lisa currently lives in Tunbridge Wells, England with her husband, Michael Lockwood. Since moving to Britain Lisa has said: "We have found the quality of life so much more enriching and fulfilling. The civility, the culture, the people and its beauty have reawakened me and have smoothed out some of my bleak and jagged views about people and life."
Lisa's current album is "Storm & Grace" which was released May 15, 2012.
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