In The Round with Lisa Brokop, Paul Jefferson, Kim McLean and Friends
The Bluebird Cafe
Thu, Jul 12 9:00 pm
Lisa Brokop: It’s not often – in fact, some might say very rare – for an artist to have an enduring musical career. In a day and age when most artists barely flicker for a moment before fading out of the spotlight, Lisa Brokop is set to celebrate 20 remarkable years of singing, songwriting and performing. What’s the secret to her success? “I love what I do,” says Brokop. “Every note I sing, whether in the studio or from the stage, is true. It hasn’t always been an easy road. There have been many curves, bumps and detours. But really, it is the love of the music that motivates each step I take in the business. It keeps me moving forward. And I think fans feel and appreciate that love.” Lisa’s love affair with performing began in suburban Vancouver, British Columbia. As a baby, it was clear to her parents that she was special - She was singing before she could talk! By the age of 7, she was on stage with her musical mother and brother, performing everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers' classics. By age 12, she was sitting in with other Vancouver bands and went professional at age 15 when she joined a touring band. A year later she began a solo career and released "Daddy Sing To Me", the first of a string of successful singles from her independent debut album My Love. Paul Jefferson: Paul Jefferson is an American country music artist. Managed by Steven McClintock and McJames Music from 1993 through 1999 and then by Anastasia Pruit. Jefferson has released one studio album on Almo Sounds produced by Garth Fundis; he also charted three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His highest charting single, "Check Please," co-written with singer-songwriter Jon Michaels, peaked at No. 50 in 1996. His latest CD is on 37 Records, Brookhollow Road with the single "Nothing Down That Road". Kim McLean: Hit songwriter with over 200 credits by artists like Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, and more...hits the artist trail with blazing originals and a sound described as "Mountains Meet Memphis - Appalachi-Groove". Kim McLean's music has been used on TV's JAG, West Wing, Cold Case, As the World Turns, and Hope & Faith. Her new CD, Rapunzel's Escape hits radio this spring accompanied by a U.S. tour.