Lisa LaRue – Transformation 2012
Lisa LaRue grew up in Topeka, Kansas, but now resides in her native Oklahoma.
She is a tribal member of the federally-recognized
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma,
where she also serves as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.
She began playing keyboards as a small child,
her grandmother noticing she was playing
“These Boots are Made for Walkin’” on her Magnus Chord organ.
Sought out by shopping malls and department malls as a young girl,
she started writing her own songs and designing her own ‘album covers.’
This led and inspired her for her future career.
A composer and keyboardist, LaRue became the first female artist signed
to the Sound of American Records label (SOAR0 Natural Visions sublabel.
Lisa Larue’s Transformation 2012
The disc is themed around the Mayan prophecy of the transition
into a new world age on December 21, 2012.
“Many people speak of the prophecy as ‘doom and gloom’ the end of the world.
But the Mayan elders teach it is a time for transformation.
A time for things to change for the better,” said LaRue.
The CD includes guest appearances from up and coming artists such as electric violinist James Sudakow and Kerri Lake, as well as seasoned veterans such as Tommy Zvoncheck (former Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist)
and John Payne (“Asia” – featuring John Payne). Payne provides the vocals on the single from the CD, “Save Me.”
“No other voice could have conveyed the feelings of this song than John Payne,” LaRue said. “The song is about going through all of the tribulations we see our world entering everyday on the news, but with the help of a good friend, a significant other, or even a trusted pet, we can get through it all just fine.”