PREMIERE: Lisa Michelle Anderson Ponders A Discussion With Happiness On New Video Single ‘Joy Callin’

Born in Southeast Kansas and raised on Dolly Parton, Lisa Michelle Anderson has always had a song in her heart.

After a stint in Australia where she learned to play the six-string, Anderson laid down her roots in Minneapolis and honed in on her craft. She made a lasting impression on the music scene there, performing at iconic clubs like First Avenue/7th St. Entry, The Uptown, and The 400 Club among others. She was even voted Best Singer-Songwriter by the Minnesota Music Academy.

She boasts an impressive list of collaborators, including Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Sound Garden), Adam Levy (Turn Turn Turn), Johnny Irion (Arlo Guthrie, Robert DeLeo), legendary mixer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.) and more. 

Her latest release, “Joy Callin’,” dropped March 9th, along with a raw and retro music video, which hit YouTube today, March 20th.

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In an intimate home setting, Anderson invites us into her conversation with what’s to come. The chat goes something like, “This is joy callin’ / And I’ve got the best of news / The good will rise / The evil will fall / Call me back soon.” This conversation with ‘Joy’ personified leaves listeners feeling hopeful and refreshed. Anderson’s sound has been described as “fresh linen and well-worn denim occasionally splashed with whiskey, beer, and hot sauce,” evident in her cowgirl style and bluesy pipes. 

In her own words, Anderson states, “With our world in what feels like constant turmoil, I feel like we can all use more joy in our lives. But then I ask myself, what is joy? Is joy a feeling? Is joy a person? What if ‘joy’ called me on the phone? Could I ask joy a few questions? After writing ‘Joy Callin’, I have come to the conclusion that joy can mean something different for everyone.”

Now based in Western Massachusetts, Anderson continues to perform her touching tunes all over the state. Following the release of her EPs, Quincy St. and Waters of Blue, released in 2020 and 2022 respectively, Anderson continues to record and produce with renowned singer-songwriter Johnny Irion. She’s currently finishing up an LP with him, set to be released later this year.

Anderson will be opening for Mike Stinson and Johnny Irion for their album release show on March 25th at The Egremont Barn in Egremont, MA.

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