Lisa will be performing at this year's Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion during SXSW on the Whole Foods Rooftop in Austin! Two full days of amazing music and fun! RSVP here.
FEATURING LISA MARIE PRESLEY
AIRS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 9PM ET/PT ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" tracks down "Oprah Show" guests who made you laugh...and made you cry. This week, Lisa Marie Presley talks about her new Storm & Grace tour, her parenting style, and her iconic father Elvis in an all-new episode airing this Friday, February 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Watch a sneak peek of the episode:
NATICK - Lisa Marie Presley pushed aside the sticks and stones of critics Friday night, solidly rocking The Verve at the Natick Crowne Plaza with her five-member band and a talent all her own.
Wailing away on a pair of drums with felt mallets at times, the daughter of the king of rock 'n' roll revealed an edgy, haunting blues sound to which she adds a touch of the Go-Go's. She was confident in her singing and has formed a tight-knit musical family that includes her husband, guitarist and musical director Michael Lockwood; keyboardist/vocalist and former Bigelf member Damon Fox; drummer John Sands; Jamison Hollister on mandolin/pedal steel; and Luis Maldonado on electric bass/vocals.
During the 75-minute set Presley featured mostly songs from her latest album, "Storm & Grace," a solid endeavor produced by T Bone Burnett, including memorable renditions of "Over Me," "So Long," and "Sticks and Stones." Keyboardist Fox, and Lockwood with his colorful series of Gretsch hollow-body guitars, juiced things up just enough without stealing the show from its star.
Lisa Marie Presley performs in Graceland's Jungle Room
Sitting in a chair, lights and cameras pointed at her, Lisa Marie Presley involuntarily twitches when a soundman's boom microphone accidentally hits the ornate chandelier hanging overhead, just outside camera range.
She is sitting dead center, smack in the heart of Graceland — and however controlled, is giving off the vibe of a teenager whose parents went away for the weekend and now an unexpected mob of party guests are clumsily, but methodically, wrecking her house.
And what on earth will she tell her parents?
"I'm very protective over it," she says. "I feel really comfortable here, very happy and comfortable."
Maybe two rooms over, past Graceland’s dining room and kitchen, a herd of camera-crew types is setting equipment up in the Jungle Room, where Lisa’s father famously recorded in 1976, and where she'll soon be performing for the very first time, for all eyes to see.
"But this is working inside of where I grew up, which is very strange. I feel like I'm watching, making sure that everything doesn't get trampled over. That people are being careful while it’s happening."
In September during her stop in Memphis on her Storm and Grace Tour, Lisa Marie Presley performed in the Jungle Room at Graceland, the house where she grew up and where her dad recorded his last album Moody Blue. Today Yahoo Music released the performance on its site. Lisa performed "Over Me," "Sticks and Stones" and "Weary." (I can't embed them, so please click on the song title for video) "Sticks and Stones" is one of my favorites – watch for Lisa's drum solo at the end. And check out Michael Lockwood's (Lisa's husband and band leader) guitar in "Weary" – it's Elvis'.