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Lisa Loeb

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If she had never made another record, Lisa Loeb would still go down in the record books as the first unsigned artist to top the American charts, as her meteoric single “Stay” — from the soundtrack to 1994’s Reality Bites — spent three weeks at number one soon after the film’s release. Born in Dallas, Loeb studied piano as a child but later switched to guitar. At Brown University, she studied music theory and played as a duo with her roommate, Elizabeth Mitchell (who went on to garner indie accolades with the band Ida). After college, Loeb attended Boston’s Berklee School of Music for one semester, but then formed a full band in 1990, which she christened (in tribute to J.D. Salinger) Nine Stories and rounded out with Tim Bright on guitar, Jonathan Feinberg on drums, and Joe Quigley on bass.
Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories began to gig around the Midwest, playing at Austin’s South by Southwest seminar in the process. Loeb then hooked up with producer Juan Patiño, and in early 1992 released the cassette-only Purple Acoustic Tape, which she sold at her band’s shows. Several major labels showed interest in Loeb’s pop/rock songcraft, but she remained unsigned by late 1993, when her friend Ethan Hawke asked her to contribute a song for his next movie.

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  • usamike

    she's clearly the earlier brunette taylor swift singer ! Same style, different color, and same pleasure to listen to...

    20 Jul 6:32am Reply
  • FCA19795

    Such a great artist. Perfect voice and painfully cute. She is who Sarah Palin was hoping people might think of her as. lol

    18 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    what a cutie pie.. :-) [2]

    7 Apr 2:35am Reply
  • GreySkyline

    I really like her glasses.

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • himay333

    Some days require that you listen to Lisa Loeb - today is one of those days...

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Dj-BlackJack

    a woman with glasses and guitar always looks sexy [3]

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    what a cutie pie.. :-)

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • topjim

    lovely Loebs

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • off_topic

    a woman with glasses and guitar always looks sexy [2]

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jadedingenue

    I uploaded a bunch of photos, for anyone interested in checking them out/voting.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    New record is dope.

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jason138

    i wish she would write a song about me ... but a kind one ;O)))

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LadySwansong

    Im from uk and cant get the three new acoustic songs :( pretty plase can someone help

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Kyle_James

    Loving the new album, a bit generic sounding in parts, but a lot better than "The Way It Really Is"!

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • noisybishop

    Firecracker (the song) ALWAYS gets me.

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • pondrafi

    woman with glasses and guitar always looks sexy

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • off_topic

    ♡♥ I do & Stay ♥♡

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • lukealencar

    loveeee so much

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • maryglend

    love it...

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • lavonnaharris

    "And you say I only hear what I want to ..... / And you say I talk SO all the time, SO ...." beautiful lyrics and even more beautiful vocals!!!!! I absolutely adore Lisa Loeb!! <3 - LaVonna Harris

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
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