Lisa Aschmann has an emotional style that's pure, simple and sincere. Her musical styles include folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, country, pop, bluegrass, Latin & Celtic-inflected music. Less common, but still part of her catalog include some rock, rockabilly, Cajun, classical and Calypso music. Varied and “out-of-the-box” thinking contributes to this variety.
She's co-written lots of source cues for film and television, including: West Wing, Hack, Shark, Bones, Numb3rs, My Name Is Earl, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Providence, Sex & the City, America's Top Models, The X-Files, My Beautiful Launderette, JAG, LA Doctors, Steel, Smoke, Date Fate, Sesame Street, and Horses and Men.
Lisa has appeared in a variety of venues, including The San Francisco Folk Festival, Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, the International Womens' Music Festival in Beer Sheva, Israel, Web Radio, and house concerts. Her book, 1000 Songwriting Ideas is a source of inspiration for songwriters and is published by Hal Leonard. Lisa has given many songwriting workshops all over the country, including PSGW (Puget Sound Guitar Workshop), CCMC (California Coastal Music Camp), Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, Camp Harmony, NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), WCS (West Coast Songwriters), Frank Brown Festival SGA (Songwriters Guild of America), Indie Connect, Club Passim, and Foothill College. She could give one in your town, too.
Lisa has published six musical albums with her vocals on them: The Feast, The Birds, The Sisters, The Planets, The Stars, and The Pear, as well as released some compilations of inspirational songs. And what a voice! It's a rich alto that communicates her intentions to be brave, to assure and to encourage her audience, and to lighten up.
Lisa has a book of creativity exercises called 1000 Songwriting Ideas published by Hal Leonard Corp. Many of her lyrics are published in other people's books, such as John Erdman's Waking the Dead, On Angels Wings, The Love That Remains, and The Well.
Cowriters & Cuts (The name droppers guide to the galaxy, just to namedrop a few:)
Colin Raye, Diamond Rio, Caitlin Hanford, Joice Walton, Dana Cooper, Tom Kimmel, John Michael, Darryl Purpose, Johnsmith, Nancy Wilson, Shanley Del, Lisa Foster, Jana Stanfield, Celeste Krenz, Nancy Conescu, Joni Bishop, Michael Johnson & Karen Taylor-Good, Erik Moll, Oentas, Crannell and Krevans, The Waxmen, MotherLode, Tracy Parker, A.C. Bailey, Susan Vogt & Woody Mann, Karen Abrahams, Dennis Warner, Pat Sharp, Manuel Costas, Raoul Jimenez, Angela Mills, Joe Williams Jr., Henry Hipkens, Mollie O’Brien, Lisa Demel, Traveling Story, The Chenille Sisters, Michael Bransfield, Lynn Marie, Dan Taylor, Julie Capili, Dean Stevens, Lindsay George, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne, Lowry Olafson, Barry and Holly Tashian, Alice Newman-Vestal and Don Jones, Patti Mitchell, Lisa Palas, Jack Fowler, Gerald White, Michael Lounibos, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, Becky Buller, Broken Wire, Jamey Whiting, Paul Craft, Bill Piburn, Wayne Carson, John Tirro, Dwight Liles, Kyle Mathews, Jame Thiele, Michael Puryear, A. J. and Cleve Clark (Alvarado), David Scheibner, Greg Hind (The Little River Band), Karen Pendley, Ron Kristy, Bob Teesdale, Ralph Friedrichsen, Mark Simos, Hit and Run Bluegrass, Ellen Britton, Helen Moore (Queen of Hearts), Jim Lewin (Great American Taxi), James Michael Taylor, Rick Babb, Pat Humphries, The Jaybirds, and more – over 650 recordings.
Some of her co-writers such as Lowry Olafson and John Tirro have released their CDs with many multiple co-writes on them. Some choirs, such as The World Beat Orchestra, The Santa Cruz Peace Chorus, The People's Network, Unity Church, The Oakland Youth Choir, PosiSongs, and the Episcopal Youth Organization have also recorded her songs arranged for 4 voices.