Lisa Bouchelle’s latest album, Jump In!, is a testament to positive vibes and inspiring messages, wrapped up in indelible hooks and delivered with a voice that is both emotional and soaring. American Songwriter Magazine called it “An invaluable message of positivity and uplifting inspiration... that’ll get stuck in your head for days"; and Philadelphia’s Out On The Town described her as “Larger than life with a voice that could fill an amphitheater and still make you feel like you’re the only one she’s singing to.”
Jump In! has yielded two Top 30 singles in the Billboard Magazine A/C Charts, an impressive feat for an independently released album. The first single, the title track, reached #21 with its message of not being afraid to take chances in life. The funky, ultra-catchy hook is backed by her stellar band, The Bleu, with special guests G. Love on harp and Tommy Kessler of Blondie on guitar.
The second Billboard charting song, “Love Is For The Making,” cracked the Top 20, reaching #17, and is a collaboration with Mike Schmid, keyboard player for Miley Cyrus, and videos utilizing the song have garnered over 4.6 million views on TikTok. It brings the smooth, melodic hook to the message that even in these times of great division, “Love” is still the answer!
Other tracks that have garnered rave reviews include “Twice As Tall,” which features a Gospel choir and is an ode to standing up strong in the face of adversity; the soaring duet “I Believe,” which implores one to believe in one’s dreams no matter the odds; a modern take on the classic “Fever”; and “Waterproof,” a bonus track on the digital release that has been an inspiration to many listeners fighting through tough times.
Lisa has her own, unique sound, which might be called Alt-Americana for her acoustic guitar-based, Americana music with an edge. The music she writes unapologetically encompasses a wide variety of genres, including Americana, pop, singer-songwriter, gospel, classic rock, and more. The songs are all based around her unique acoustic guitar grooves, and her lyrics are often about empowerment and believing in oneself, and one's dreams; about not being afraid to take chances in life; to overcome your fears, to go for it, and “Jump In!”
Lisa has sung backup for Bruce Springsteen and dueted in concert with Jon Bon Jovi; recorded with musical luminaries ranging from John Popper of Blues Traveler to James LeBrie of Dream Theater; toured with and/or opened for artists such as The Wallflowers, Train, Blues Traveler, Jason Mraz, Bryan Adams, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Don Felder of The Eagles, Shooter Jennings, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Colbie Callait, Steve Miller, America, Donavon Frankenreiter, and The Wailers, among others.
In addition to her own musical endeavors, Lisa has found the time to appear in a number of off-Broadway productions, and is the creator and host of the regional hit TV show Rock Star Kitchen, which airs twice weekly on The Comcast Network in the mid-Atlantic region.
Lisa first started singing at a young age and sang non-stop… because although her parents loved her deeply, the only time they would stop their constant arguing was when little Lisa sang. So, she sang as much as she could, whenever she could, feeling that it was up to her to keep peace in the household. Now, after losing her father to complications from a heart operation, and her mother to alcoholism, she still finds refuge in her music.
Her fans and listeners often comment that they can feel her emotion as if it were their own, and when they hear a song of hers, they immediately know, "That's a Lisa Bouchelle song!" As Goldmine Magazine proclaimed in their review of Jump In!... “Upbeat, empowering, dynamic, and distinctive… anthemic intensity and a full measure of absolute resolve… proof positive that Bouchelle’s stardom is all but assured.”