Embracing the genre-transcending spirit of today’s great independent artists, Bell cooks up a bubbling stew of Anericana, roots rock, blues, jazz, pop, and country, with spicy vocals simmered to perfection. Listeners will hear hints of the eloquent charm of Norah Jones, the richly textured, intimate jazzy soul of Adele and Lizz Wright mixed with a sassy Bonnie Raitt vibe. Critics say “Bell has one of the most polished, effective voices I've heard in a long time… Bell's flawless voice evokes emotion in every phrase.” (Performing Songwriter).
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Lisa Bell crafts eleven original and empowering songs on The Italian Project. Bell’s positive focus is a breath of fresh air, and her blends of rock, country and blues are aurally appealing. Bell will be compared to Bonnie Raitt extensively, and it’s not an unfair simile, but Bell is very much her own artist who just happens to share some traits with one of the greats. Listen to The Italian Project and you’ll be hooked. Lisa Bell is the real deal. Wildy's World
Bell has obviously created an album intended to spread kind words and encouragement to its listeners. And though those words envelop the songs, becoming all you can concentrate on at times, the instrumentation pulls the album through, making it a facet of her work worthy of paying close attention to
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