with Pat McKillen
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 7:30 PM CDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
Lisa Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles "Do You Sleep," "I Do" and "Let's Forget about It ” and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale. Her albums Tails and Firecracker were both certified Gold.
Lisa continues to craft irresistible pop songs for the 21st century, while designing Lisa Loeb Eyewear, writing children's books, and supporting non-profit causes. The Los Angeles based mother of two is well known to parents and kids for her albums Catch the Moon (with Elizabeth Mitchell) and Camp Lisa (with sales benefiting the Camp Lisa Foundation). She published her second picture book-CD for Sterling Children’s Books: Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin’, in 2013. Her song “Disappointing Pancake” became a hit in concert and on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Lisa recently collaborated to co-write the children’s musical "Camp Kappawanna," which debuted at New York City's Atlantic Theater Company. Recognizing her work to help kids get to summer camp, the American Camp Association, New England named Lisa Loeb as their 2015 Camp Champions Honoree with a gala celebration at Fenway Park.
Lisa Loeb views the world through her iconic cat-eyed glasses. As touring performer and entrepreneur, Lisa redefines how women accessorize with her Lisa Loeb Eyewear, with a variety of styles available at Costco and select optical shops around the United States.
Lisa's recent film and television appearances include John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight," "About a Boy," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "King of The Nerds," and Sprout Channel's "Sunny Side Up Show." Her song “321 Let Go” is featured in the 2015 motion picture Helicopter Mom, which stars Nia Vardalos (and in which Lisa makes an appearance in the role of a teacher). Lisa’s fourth children’s album, Nursery Rhyme Parade! is an Amazon Music/Amazon Prime exclusive release in October 2015; a 30-minute video special featuring Lisa performing these classic songs and rhymes is also available for streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime. Her most recent award-winning family album with Amazon, Feel What U Feel, arrived in October 2016. She provides voice talent for two Amazon Originals animated series: Creative Galaxy and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (for which she also composed original songs). Lisa will release Lullaby Girl, a collaboration with Larry Goldings in October 2017.
Lisa is currently touring around North America and beyond. Lisa is an avid crossword puzzler. With the help of puzzle pros Will Shortz and Doug Peterson, Lisa created a crossword to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of New York Times crossword puzzles.