Lisa Zanghi Heading to Banana Docks
By Steve Centanni
July 14, 2009
Date: Tue., July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Banana Docks Café, 36 Hillcrest Rd., bananadockscafe.net
Lisa Zanghi’s local fans definitely showed her some love with the 2009 Nappie Awards with an honorable mention for “Best Area Singer.” This jazz siren made her presence known in the ’70s and ’80s by conjuring the same muses that influenced such icons as Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt.
As many other musicians before, she journeyed to Nashville in the ’90s and found a spot singing and playing piano in country singer Doug Stone’s band. In addition to her work with Stone, she is also an accomplished songwriter and has released several albums, the most recent of which is “A Different Side of Me.” Over the years, she has become a regular performer at venues up and down the Gulf Coast and has even graced the stage at BayFest.
It is not surprising to see Zanghi winning an honorable mention in the Nappies. Armed with a sultry voice and a ticklish piano, she definitely has a firm hold on her Gulf Coast roots with Swamp Pop ballads such as “A Little of You” and blues numbers such as “Tanqueray.” She also has the tendency to delve heavily into jazzy songs like “I Love Loving You.”
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I am originally from Mobile AL. and moved back in 2005 after 12 years in Nashville TN pursuing a music career. I play music for a living and enjoy performing live and writing music.
Lisa Zanghi performed locally in the 70’s and 80’s at various nightclubs in the Mobile, AL area. Some of her early influences include Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt. All of which have a major affect to her unique style. She moved to Nashville, TN in 1993 to pursue her musical career. In 1998 she was hired to play piano and sing backup for country music star Doug Stone. Lisa has written and co-written many songs, one of which was recorded by Doug Stone.
In 2005 after touring with Doug Lisa moved back to the Mobile area to be with her family. Her style can be described as adult contemporary with a bluesy, jazz influence. Lisa has published three of her own CD’s, A Woman Does Too and Brighter Days, and “A Different Side of Me”.