Lisala Beatty sings the way folks used to – from the soles of their feet, from the down deep of their souls. The way somewhere, in a church at the side of a red clay road, somebody is still singing. Her voice is at once powerful and agile, controlled and utterly unfettered.
A vocalist, songwriter and producer, Lisala has developed a futuristic soul and R and B sound that is sanctified by lush motifs that call vocal pioneers like Chaka Khan, Ella Fitzgerald, the Clark Sisters, and Patti Austin to mind. Her powerhouse pipes and innovative compositions make for a listening experience that is both brand new and old as earth.
Lisala has been a regular member of Burnt Sugar since 2000.