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Unlock My Heart

by Lisa Nemzo

“Unlock My Heart” a special edition two-record set on vinyl, autographed & numbered; set one in Cherry Red - set two in Popsicle Orange, or regular black vinyl. A renaissance of romantic edged tunes with catchy melodies and infectious riffs. 16 songs!
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. This Time
3:47 album only
2. Unlock My Heart
3:27 album only
3. Reach
3:28 album only
4. I Can't Say No
4:23 album only
5. When It Comes to Love
4:05 album only
6. Blue Around the Edges
4:27 album only
7. Turn to Me
3:34 album only
8. I Keep Falling
4:13 album only
9. Everything Changes
4:38 album only
10. Hearts in Love
3:45 album only
11. The Last Straw
4:31 album only
12. It's Gonna Happen
5:00 album only
13. Indigo
3:54 album only
14. Never Stay the Same
4:22 album only
15. Hidden Message
4:22 album only
16. Bad Seed
5:56 album only


Album Notes
Lisa Nemzo is the real deal. No agendas, rocked right out of the box and into your soul.
Nemzo originally from Newport, R. I. is in the vanguard of female artists who not only sing and write songs, but are also masters of their instrument. Lisa’s been compared to Paula Cole, Heart, Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLaughlin and Howie Day. Her clear sultry vocals & driving hypnotic guitar style will leave you mesmerized.

Nemzo's known for her show stopping, over-the-neck harmonic 12-string guitar solos.
Raw emotion drives her guitar grooves, haunting melodies and poignant lyrics. Each song takes you on a journey into the depths and heights of love, life and experiences we’ve all been through but often don’t talk about.

Over four years in the making, “Unlock My Heart” was culled from over 350 songs written by Nemzo. The album is a renaissance of romantic edged tunes with catchy melodies and infectious riffs. It is a 16-course, multi-layered musical journey that lures you in, then captures you and compels you to listen over and over.

Highly regarded by her fellow musicians, Lisa’s been a well-kept secret to many American audiences. Three records released in Germany, on Metronome/Polygram, the Netherlands, Japan, and Australia, kept her on tour, making videos, and thrilling fans all over the world. Her songs have been featured on video and European television. Three independent CD releases demonstrate Lisa’s versatile songwriting in styles of soulful electro-acoustic rock and pop.

Her catalog of charted songs includes: “Walking on Ice,” “Hard For a Girl Like Me,” “I Don’t Wanna’ Fool With Love,” “Hot Summer Nights”—a hit song for Harvey Mason and Lee Ritenour’s “Stone Mason”—and “Short Cut, ” a single on “Here's to Love” and “Greatest Hits” by Tanya Tucker. Lisa Nemzo has also toured with Bonnie Raitt, Heart, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Christopher Cross, Hall and Oates and many other artists.

A consummate professional, Nemzo produced and arranged this body of work, sang and played guitars and keyboards. “Unlock My Heart” demonstrates Lisa’s depth and power and live show energy, with a band of wicked hot musicians from LA and Nashville. Bass: Dave Pomeroy (Elton John, Tricia Yearwood); Electric Guitar: Michael Durham (Dave Matthews) and Bruce Michael Miller; Keyboards: Catherine Styron Marx; Percussion: Debra Dobkin (Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson); Drums: Billy Thomas (Vince Gill, Little River Band). Final track, #16, “Bad Seed,” a tragic saga of an American family gone wrong, features Karl Werne on lead guitar, lightning out of a bottle, from Big Wide Grin.

Lisa’s lead-off single and video “Reach”won Best Environmental Music Video of 2009, from Green Screen Environmental Film Festival and Salon. Nemzo’s music is making its way to Internet radio and a summer/fall tour. The “Reach“ video, inspires hope, community, and making the world a better place.

For more, please visit: htpp://www.lisanemzo.com
Reviews and Press
LISA NEMZO > Unlock My Heart
By Paul Zollo American Songwriter Magazine

She’s a songwriter of remarkable range, from stunning soul fervor to full-blown rock passion. Lisa Nemzo conjures up a universe of colors with her orchestral guitar parts, like Joni Mitchell playing with The Byrds. Released both on CD and in a special double-disc vinyl version, it’s an album that makes no promises it can’t keep; boasting a dimensional diversity of styles, it’s united by the singular passion of her singing. The great power pop of “This Time” opens, exploding like an anthemic hit single on a muscular groove and killer chorus. “Blue Around the Edges” is a country-rock bluesy romp that Mick Jagger could sink his teeth into. “Indigo” is a glorious ballad bolstered by painterly lyrics, a folk-jazz melody and a fluid bass-line. In “Hidden Message” comes a poignant earthbound quest to both find and fathom the divine within and without us, while “Bad Seed” flips that coin: it’s a gritty r&b proclamation fueled by commanding Chrissie Hynde-like take-no-prisoners vocals. “When It Comes To Love” is a soul rave-up perfect for Aerosmith, punctuated by stinging Clapton-esque guitar lines by Bruce Michael Miller. A masterful work, this long-awaited tour de force was worth the wait. But here’s hoping the next one doesn’t take as long.


Originally from Newport, RI, recording artist Lisa Nemzo is known for her show stopping, over-the-neck harmonic 12-string guitar solos. Highly regarded by fellow musicians, she has released eight CD’s, three on German label Metronome/Polygram, garnering worldwide fans. Nemzo’s catalog of charted songs includes:
“Walking on Ice”, “I Don’t Wanna’ Fool With Love”, “Hard for a Girl Like Me”(Europe) “Hot Summer Nights”—hit song for Harvey Mason / Lee Ritenour’s “Stone Mason”— “Stayin’ With It” a Tom Snow hit song, duet with Rick Roberts/Firefall— “Feel the Night” duet with Baxter Robertson in Karate Kid— “Short Cut,” hit single on “Here's to Love” & “Greatest Hits” by Tanya Tucker.
“Restless Soul” Lisa’s title track for her CD “Restless Soul” was featured on Vol 8 Fast Folk CD and was entered into the Smithsonian Institute representing the best of folk music from the 1990’s. It was featured in the documentary “Bear Down” included songs from Melissa Etheridge and Jewell.
Lisa’s latest CD, “Unlock My Heart,” (Dream Wild Records) was culled from her catalogue of over 400 self-penned songs. The album is a renaissance of romantic edged tunes with catchy melodies and infectious riffs. “Hidden Message” Call to Arts! Winner: Lisa Nemzo: For Vision and Imagination.
The lead single and video, “Reach,” won Best Environmental Music Video of 2009, from Green Screen Environmental Film Festival & Salon.
During her celebrated career, Lisa toured with artists Bonnie Raitt, Heart, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Christopher Cross, Firefall, and Hall and Oates, just to name a few.
Nemzo has recently thrown her hat in the ring producing Marc & The Plattitudes newest CD “Bitter & Sweet.”
Lisa’s newest project ‘Arlington’ is a song and short film based on the true story of a young soldier who died defending our country. The mother of the soldier drives to Arlington National Cemetery to visit his grave. The song and film is a call to action to help our fallen and wounded soldiers and their families. http://www.arlington-film.com. “Arlington” won Best Merit Award 2012 for Best Music Video/ACCOLADE FILM FESTIVAL La Jolla, CA.

Press Quotes:
"Arlington could well become an anthem for our generation. It was inspired by the grief and struggles of the families of the dead and injured soldiers from our recent wars and the hope that their sacrifice won't be forgotten.” Lisa Johnson, Recording Artist, Burbank, CA.

"Arlington is a haunting elegy and tribute to those who have fallen for our country and those who loved them, left behind with only their memory in the wake of more than a decade of war. A moving plea to all of us that the sacrifices of all of war's casualties - dead or alive - will be remembered." ---Mark Humphreys, Trough Records, Los Angeles, California

“… Unlock My Heart shows Nemzo is a songwriter of remarkable range, from stunning soul fervor to full-blown rock passion, and is in the vanguard of female artists, who not only sing and write songs, but are also masters of their instrument.” —American Songwriter Magazine.

“Bitter & Sweet” Marc & The Plattitudes Produced by Lisa Nemzo
“When songwriters produce other songwriters, the results are often especially compelling…Lisa Nemzo, long one of L.A.’s most revered songwriters, has produced these songs with copious and palpable love for what Platt does, lovingly framing the songs to underscore the strength of each. She started with an idea often considered arcane these days, that the song is the thing.” ---Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine.

LISA NEMZO: Restless Soul Ably backed by session pros Steve Farris (ex-guitarist for Mr. Mister), Denny Fongheiser (drummer for Brian Setzer, Counting Crows) and others, this is an expertly played, produced and written album that soars due to Lisa's crystalline, expressive vocals and her incredible knack for crafting memorable songs with heart and passion. ---Jeff Watson Artist Underground



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