Singer/songwriter Lisa Heinrichs is a Christian / political activist with a passion for truth that is strongly reflected in her music. Raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Lisa Heinrichs studied theatre and film at Red Deer College before focusing on songwriting.
January 2009 Lisa Heinrichs released her full-length debut album Awake, O Sleeper, which was nominated for a CGMA ìFolk/Roots Album of the Yearî. The title was inspired from the scripture: Ephesians 5:14 "Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon you and give you light." The album challenges issues considered controversial in today's mainstream socio-political beliefs. Awake O Sleeper is a powerful musically versatile showcase for Lisa Heinrichs' tremendous voice and musicianship.
Lisa Heinrichs began her musical career as the lead singer of the Liza Hendrix show band. The quartet toured nationally for a year before accepting a cruise ship gig that lasted two and a half years. She traveled throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean entertaining peoples from all over the globe. Despite the exotic travel and an unusual steady paycheck, Lisa Heinrichs felt she could no longer ignore the gentle 'niggling of the Spirit'. She left ship life and returned home. Soon after her decision she began to write the songs for the album "Awake, O Sleeper". Lisa Heinrichs writes what she believes to be untruths and injustices within the government, media, and corporate entity. Lisa believes her purpose as a songwriter is to bring the truth to people, to inspire them to seek for themselves.
"Lisa Heinrichs is a powerful, new voice on the Canadian Christian music scene. The prowess of Lisa's deep, rich vocals are undeniable. But there is also a depth to her message. A folk singer for the new millennium, Lisa is a social activist with an agenda to awaken believers from their lethargy. Whether it's presenting the unadulterated gospel of Christ, or preserving freedom, Lisa is passionate about her convictions. Yet no matter how challenging the topic, it's the radiant joy that Lisa exudes from stage that effectively bends the ears of her audiences. It's in singing about what truly matters that Lisa will make her mark." Peter Fleck - GMA Canada/AM 1140
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