Lisa Markley’s music is an exuberant blend of Jazz, Folk and Blues–her diverse style defies labels. A multi-instrumentalist, Lisa graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Music Composition. In 2000 Lisa received “Honorable Mention” in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for two of her songs (in both the jazz and in the folk categories). She went on that same year to win the B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Contest. Lisa was a semifinalist in the Wildflower! Festival Performing Songwriter Contest in 2003, and was one of 10 “regional” singer/songwriters chosen by the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2001 and in 2004. A former member of the band Akoustik Nerve, Lisa performs locally with her jazz trio and with her husband, Bruce Balmer as Markley & Balmer. She also tours internationally with the eclectic folk trio The Malvinas. Her solo projects include Goddess of Groove, The Sky Is Blue and Sometimes Cries, and One Word.
Praise for One Word:
“Characterized by sparse, organic arrangements that can be ingested like a breath of fresh air, this CD is the perfect remedy for over-produced music.”
-Gian Fiero, The Muse’s Muse