#192 – Lisa Biales – Singing in My Soul

Lisa Biales has been called the Belle of the Blues.  She’s always done things with a bent toward the past, but her seventh album, Singing in My Soul, takes things to a whole different level.  Drawing on a diverse set of legendary songs, from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to Mississippi John Hurt, from “Write Me in Care of the Blues” to “I Only Have Eyes For You” – Biales has crafted a classic-sounding album.  But her strong, clear vocals manage to breathe new life into these vintage tunes.  We talk to the Ohio native about the different approach she took to this new record, and how playing the role of Patsy Cline in a local theater production gave her new respect for the pioneering country singer.