LISA ST. LOU RELEASES HER DEBUT ALBUM TODAY, “AIN’T NO GOOD MAN” Featuring Legendary New Orleans Artists Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, And More
February 12, 2021
New Orleans, LA (February 12, 2021) --- Singer/songwriter Lisa St. Lou releases her debut album, “Ain’t No Good Man,” today, a collection of blues-powered soul that features New Orleans greats Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, Mark Mullins, Alonzo Bowens Jr, Robert Campo and award-winning vocalists Crystal Monee Hall (Rent, The Mickey Hart Band) and Celisse Henderson (Godspell, Wicked, SNL, Lizzo). The album’s first single, “I’ve Seen The Light,” is currently at #21 on Billboard Magazine’s Adult Contemporary chart and was selected by the RIAA for their New Music Friday soundtrack. Co-written by St. Lou and Grammy-nominated songwriter Tor Hyams (Lou Rawls, Joan Osborne), “Ain’t No Good Man” was produced by Hyams and engineered by 24-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt (Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Neil Young). The album will be available on all major digital platforms via Saguaro Road Records, a division of Time Life Retail.
St. Lou drew inspiration from her St. Louis Baptist church roots and the spirit of New Orleans, where she recorded the album. “It was absolute pure awe and joy to record with such tremendous musical talent, to work with New Orleans soul masters and have them join me on this album is such an honor.”
She also turned inward to find the power that drives “Ain’t No Good Man,” a process that was often painful but ultimately freeing for the songwriter. “The songs are meant to inspire and empower women...and the men who love them. It's for anyone who has been in a terrible situation and has come out the other side, forever changed and better for it. I wanted to take something that didn’t feel so good when I was in it and make something great out of it. And I want to help other people in the process by showing them that there is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
The resulting array of songs showcases St. Lou’s emotional and vocal range, sometimes heart-wrenching, other times exuberant as they take listeners through her journey of healing and rebirth. The album can be heard HERE and the video for “I’ve Seen The Light,” which premiered on American Blues Scene earlier this year, can be viewed HERE.
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