DON'T MISS TUESDAY: "Rock Music and Social Awareness: an Author's Perspective"
April 2 Lisa Torem will present a program "Rock Music and Social Awareness: an author's perspective" to our club! Lisa chronicles her path in journalism and discusses how seminal songs by artists Tori Amos, Billy Joel and Suzanne Vega have inspired social movements and activity. Lisa is a journalist author based in Chicago and has interviewed hundreds of music industry professionals, including rising stars and legends and has written features and reviews for local and international outlets. She has written books about the discographies of several artists.
About Lisa Torem

Author/journalist/musician Lisa Torem analyzed the studio work of triple-threat artists: Tori Amos, Billy Joel and Suzanne Vega for the Sonicbond On Track Series and co-authored Through The Eye of The Tiger and All That Glitters: The Ava Cherry Story.

Beyond interviewing, among others, members of Yes, The Animals, The Zombies, The Kinks, Cream, Thin Lizzy, Wings, Jethro Tull, plus Dave Brubeck, Darlene Love, Donovan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Judy Collins, etc., she crawled through a window to talk to Jimmy Webb without breaking one bone. The native Chicagoan critiques music books for pennyblackmusic’s Raging Pages, where she is a staff writer.

Lisa comps in a big band which features her latest jazz ballad. Several original compositions grace indie films. American Women Composers orchestrated tracks from her multi-cultural collection, Singlish. Her one-act Dog Sharing, appeared at NY’s Love Creek Theater.

Articles, Reviews & Features Published in:

  • The Chicago Reader

  • New City Magazine

  • The Big Takeover

  • American Blues Scene

  • Windy City Times

  • Grateful Web

  • Popmatters

  • Inside Publications

  • Chicago Parent Magazine

  • The War Horse

  • Penny Black Music.

PHOTO CREDITS: Lisa with Dweezil Zappa Photo cred: Phillip Solomonson; Lisa with Vintage Trouble
Photo cred: Phillip Solomonson