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George Usher and Lisa Burns Debut Brand New Songs LIVE!

Monday, July 11, 8:00pm
HiFi Backroom 169 Avenue A @11th Street

George Usher and Lisa Burns return to HiFi’s Backroom stage for Don Piper’s Monday Monday series at 8:00pm on July 11 to debut a set chock full of brand new songs, the first since their classic 2015 collaboration, The Last Day of Winter…They’ll debut 7-8 songs in the simplest, clearest, most direct way possible, just the two of them with guitar and voice…Future classics including “Dearborn Fairgrounds,” “Rise, Rise, Rise,” and “Love Can Be A Lost Tomorrow” will emerge from George and Lisa’s famous “kitchen songwriting sessions” and be shared with the public…

Here are some comments about “The Last Day Of Winter”:

Huffington Post: George Usher and Lisa Burns — who are indie pop royalty to my generation of New Yorkers…What Lou Reed was to underground alt-rock, George is to underground New York pop. Ms. Burns’ pedigree is equally impressive as a performer and recording artist…

No Depression: The folksy, autumnal, and ultimately celebratory song-cycle The Last Day of Winter is not quite the standard fare for Usher, who is among America’s greatest indie-pop tunesmiths and recording artists. Enter Lisa Burns, who flourishes when penning melodies and chords to a fully realized libretto.

Popmatters: The album’s opening track, “Wake Me When Tomorrow’s Here”, actually sounds like a long lost Byrds track, circa The Notorious Byrd Brothers, what with its gentle chime and soft harmonies.

Popdose: Pure shimmering pop from these two long-time fixtures in New York shines brightly on these twelve songs that deal with some very serious themes. Lyrically penned by George Usher at a time when he was battling cancer and unable to play any instruments, the music was skilfully composed by Lisa Burns and fits everything together perfectly. Their voices blend equally well and everything about this album is right,

Big Takeover: The Last Day of Winter exudes emotion through exquisite songcraft and memorable melodies. Ranging from Kinks-inspired pop to swaggering Stones-y country ballads and further into Rumors-era Fleetwood Mac territory, the twelve Usher/Burns joint compositions rest on a folk foundation of organic musicianship

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George Usher and Lisa Burns Live in New York City, Saturday Jan. 9, 7:30pm at the Cake Shop

George Usher and Lisa Burns are playing a set of songs from their recent release, “The Last Day Of Winter” and their solo careers.

Joining them for an extraordinary evening of music are Speed The Plough, who have a brand new album on Coyote Records, “Now”

(9:30pm) and Glenn Morrow’s Cry For Help (8:30pm).

Here is a new video from George and Lisa, “Dark Blue Room.”

And here are some comments about “The Last Day Of Winter”:


George Usher and Lisa Burns Record Release Show For "The Last Day Of Winter"

George Usher and Lisa Burns
The Last Day Of Winter
Monday, March 2, 7:30pm
The Mercury Lounge, New York City

George and Lisa will perform their entire song-cycle at their “Record Release Show” at 7:30 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015, at The Mercury Lounge, in New York City. They’ll be joined by their band, Sal Maida, Mark Sidgwick, Dylan Maida and Wylie Wirth.
CD copies of The Last Day Of Winter will be available for purchase.


George Usher and Lisa Burns LIVE! @ Matchless

George Usher and Lisa Burns at International Pop Overthrow Festival Nov. 7

George Usher and Lisa Burns are performing an acoustic set as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival on Friday, November 7, 8:00pm at Matchless in Brooklyn. They’ll be performing some George Usher power-pop favorites, along with selections from their song cycle, The Last Day Of Winter. It’ll be a whole evening of great pop!

Here is Friday’s official IPO roster:

7:30 Eric Frisch
8:15 George Usher and Lisa Burns
9:00 Bubble
9:45 The Modulators
10:30 The GO-NY
11:15 The Pomps
12:00 Milkshake Jones

Matchless 557 Manhattan Ave.@ Driggs Ave., Brooklyn


George Usher and Lisa Burns LIVE!

George Usher, Lisa Burns and their band will be performing their entire song-cycle,The Last Day Of Winter, live at the Mercury Lounge, Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:30pm.

Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St., New York City