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Woody Lissauer

A musical phenomenon with a unique history of musical adventures, Woody Lissauer has been making his original brand of music since taught by his DJ father in early childhood in the 1960s. He warmed up for Steppenwolf while still a teenager. 

  Graduating music college with a BA in music composition under the great Hank Levy, studying guitar under Count Basie’s Ellington’s Larry Wooldridge, Woody joined the east US touring circuit where he was a standout playing and writing his own songs with such bands as A&M Records’ Gordon Michael’s band, Chrysalis Records’ Cinematrix, Lifesong Records’ Crack the Sky, Meteor Records’ Cubic Feet and many more. His first original-music album won him a deal with Warner, now 15 albums later, countless songwriting awards, global radio spins, glowing reviews, interviews, foreign language hits and more, his music is better than ever! 

  Working with producers such as Peter Solley (Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Oingo Bongo), Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, U2, David Bowie, Elvis Costello), Stephan Galfas (Allman Brothers Band, MeatLoaf, Cher), engineers such as Shelly Yakus (Tom Petty, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks) with backing tracks by The Weathergirls, Chester Thompson, Chris Noyes, Sahffi and many more, Woody’s music is always presented in a thoughtful, beautiful and powerful sonic landscape.

  A lifetime on the stage, full-time, often performing overseas, has broadened his music to nearly every genre, playing nearly every instrument, Woody’s diverse pieces are truly original, each following its own compass. His new album ‘A Guest in the House of the Wind’ has already won four songwriting awards in as varied categories as 'vocal jazz' and ‘roots rock’, including the silver award in instrumentals for the chromatically daring ‘Sirocco’!  

  Topping it all off is Woody’s musicianship; decades on the road as a lead guitarist/chief arranger have sharpened this veteran shown man’s virtuosity and his fingerstyle solo guitar pieces have been favorably compared with the great Tommy Emmanuel and Michael Hedges. 

  Whether wowing clubs with his multilayered ‘studio-on-a-board’ or jamming out his patented ‘Astro-Folk’ in front of 81,000 rockers, his entertaining humor comes through - Musician Monthly Magazine calls it “Music You Must Hear” - shouldn’t you give it a try? 


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