8/8/2008 - Lisa Forkish


Lisa Forkish grew up in the Pacific Northwest among towering Douglas firs, blackberry brambles, and persistent rain. Her mother's parlor grand piano looked out on the wide Willamette Valley and the Cascade mountains beyond. Music of all kinds was at the heart of her family life, and her earliest memories are of singing carols and musical theatre songs and dancing to Raffi. Lisa studied classical violin throughout her early youth, but after several years, she realized that her greatest joy came from singing. Enchanted by the music of Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Fiona Apple, she resolved with all her youthful energy to teach herself to play the piano in order to write songs from her own sweet and eager 11-year-old heart. Now, just 11 years later, Lisa has already had a remarkable career. While working on a degree in women's and gender studies, she was music director, writer, arranger and vocalist for the University of Oregon's award-winning women's a cappella group, Divisi. Come see Lisa Forkish perform live at CD WORLD for free on Friday August 8th at 6:30 and pick up a copy of her new release 'Between You and Me' on sale!