About this Artist
Dallas native Lisa Loeb is a Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter, touring musician, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a #1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with several hit singles and six albums, two of which were certified gold.
Lisa recently released her 15th album, A Simple Trick to Happiness, to stellar reviews from critics and fans, and followed the release of this album with the debut of her new musical, Together Apart, which she co-wrote and co-produced with over 100 of her fellow Brown University alums to raise money for The Actors Fund. The musical received attention from prestigious outlets like The New York Times, Vanity Fair, People, and Playbill.
Other recent highlights and appearances include a collaboration with Ziggy Marley on the song and video for “Music Is in Everything;” her cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of my Life,” which was exclusively premiered through Rolling Stone magazine; and “Love Never Dies,” an original song she wrote and recorded as a theme song to accompany acclaimed author James Patterson’s latest novel, Sophia, Princess Among Beasts.
Lisa is also well known to parents and kids for her five children’s albums and two illustrated children’s books with music. She collaborated to develop and write the children’s musical Camp Kappawanna, which debuted at New York City’s Atlantic Theater Company. Inspired by her own love of summer camp, Lisa started The Camp Lisa Foundation in 2008, which sends underserved kids to summer camp. In 2015, The American Camp Association of New England named Lisa Loeb as their Camp Champions Honoree with a gala celebration at Fenway Park.
Over the last three years, Lisa has also released three children’s albums that are exclusively available at Amazon. Her family-friendly album Feel What U Feel won the Grammy for Best Children’s Album, along with rave reviews and The Parents Choice Award. Among other shows, Lisa provides voice talent for the animated series Creative Galaxy and composes the original songs for the Emmy-nominated If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series. Her songs from the series make up a soundtrack album that was released in June of 2018 exclusively at Amazon.
Often recognized for her iconic cat-eyed glasses, Lisa redefines how women accessorize with her own eyewear line. As an entrepreneur, Lisa oversees the business and eyewear design of Lisa Loeb Eyewear. It’s an ever-growing collection, available at optical shops as well as Costco, where women’s styles and children’s frames are available.
Lisa’s recent acting appearances include Netflix’s Fuller House, GEICO’s “Claims Audition,” and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. You might have also heard her voice on commercials such as Alfa Romeo, Uber Eats, CNN, and Chili’s.
A recent personal honor for Lisa was being asked by editor Will Shortz to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of The New York Times crossword by creating an original puzzle with pro Doug Peterson. She also released a cover version of “All the Young Dudes” for Howard Stern’s David Bowie special on Sirius XM; led a kids’ songwriting workshop in Sydney, Australia with AMP; and performed in a two-week residency at the legendary Carlyle Hotel in New York.
When she is not at home in Los Angeles with her husband Roey and two children, Lyla and Emet, Lisa enjoys performing all over the world and entertaining audiences of all ages.
Now that you made it through the entire bio, you’ll never guess what’s next. Head over to lisaloeb.com and follow Lisa on her social channels at @lisaloeb for upcoming news on fun projects, new music, and tour dates!