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Big Rock Candy Mountain

by Lisa Biales

Lisa appears in Francis Ford Coppola's film TWIXT. She picks up the guitar to sing for her guest, (Val Kilmer). The ghost of a girl appears (Elle Fanning) and is seduced by Lisa's voice, while (Don Novello) tinkers with a broken clock.
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An Ohio native, LISA BIALES (pronounced Be-Alice) grew up in a musical family and started performing at the age of thirteen. Singing from the heart, and writing playful music about the simple things in life, she weaves a down-home blues vernacular with finger style acoustic guitar to create songs that feel like they’ve been around forever.

As a member of the long-time folk duo Prairie Orchid, with Sarah Goslee Reed, Biales played over 100 shows a year as an artist-in-schools educational performer.

Biales has released eight albums to date. In 2013, "SInging In My Soul" with Ricky Nye & The Paris Blues Band was released to the delight of critics and Blues lovers. Charting on the Roots Music Report from #32 to #10. "Blessed with a compelling voice of range and beauty, Biales pours emotion into every song." - Blues Blast Magazine. "Biales' lone original MAGIC GARDEN brings to mind the whimsey of THelonius Monk's stride piano-influenced tunes." - Living Blues

JUST LIKE HONEY, her 2012 release produced by EG Kight and Paul Hornsby, landed on the Blues, Americana, and Roots charts at #2, #14, and #13 respectively. It also made the Roots Music Report’s top 100 Blues albums of the Year. Her song “Playing With Angels”, about the healing benefits of a canine companion, went to #1 in 2008 on the Australian Indie Radio Chart. Her song ““I Believe”” was featured in the popular TV show “”Girlfriends”” on the CW Network, and her CLOSET HIPPIE album” received extensive airplay on Sirius XM’’s The Coffee House, where up-and-coming singer-songwriters are discovered.

In 2010 Francis Ford Coppola cast Biales in his film, TWIXT, which was released in Europe to rave reviews. Lisa portrays a waitress named Ruth, who appears in a dream of the tortured writer, she lures (Val Kilmer) into a hotel for a drink while her husband (Don Novello) tinkers with a broken clock. When Lisa picks up the guitar to sing for her guest (the classic, “Big Rock Candy Mountain”), the ghost of a girl (Elle Fanning) appears and gets seduced by Lisa’s voice. Biales also portrayed the beloved Patsy Cline in the two-woman play “Always, Patsy Cline” to a week of sold-out shows.

Dubbed the ““Belle of the Blues”” for her crystal clear voice and charming stage presence, Biales has been in the studio recording her next project, with Kight as producer. The album is set for a March 2014 release.

Biales lives with her husband Marc on 62 acres in Southwest Ohio, and has two grown sons. When she’s not performing, she enjoys gardening, raising chickens, and taking walks with her dog Zelda.



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