Here's a little sample from a LIVE set of Brazilian tunes we played at The Performance Space last week. I am loving working on this repetoire, so tender, sweet and sad with beautiful melodies and gentle rhythms. The sounds coming from Jesse Vernier's guitar are an inspiration. We've got some Portuguese tunes in the pipeline, too.
Subtle, rich and romantic this is my first guitar/vocal duo endeavor. I hope you like this material on us. Jesse and I are looking to Samba our way into Summer offering private house concerts, gallery events and dinner music programs from LA to Santa Fe.
There's music in the air in Eldorado. Join us for a unique evening of musical collaboration! Cords & Strings' award-winning actor/singer Lisa Keating and virtuoso guitarist Jesse Vernier dig into sounds from Brazil to Broadway in this elegant offering recently seen After Hours at Vivo Contemporary on Canyon Road. Popular Santa Fe bassist and New Mexico Music Award Nominee, Justin Bransford brings the Justin Bransford Group to the stage featuring Jerry Weimer on clarinet and Russel Scharf on trumpet.
This evening of world-class performances comes to Eldorado at Santa Fe's Performance Space. Tickets are $20. (Food and drink available at La Plancha, or bring your own.)
A snap during set up for rehearsal in my husband's art studio.
Here's a little live video from our show with Justin Bransford on bass and me and Jesse Vernier from Cords and Strings. This was our first outing on this material. Here I am dipping my toe in the waters of singing in Portuguese. I'm looking forward to exploring more lyrics in this poetic, liquid language of love. Enjoy, Lisa