Review: Lisa Brigantino – I’ll Waltz Before I Go

I’ll Waltz Before I Go is the new album from award-winning multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino. It’s an eclectic mix of styles underpinned by some solid song-writing. We gave it a spin.

By Graeme Smith

For those of you unfamiliar with Lisa, she was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute act. Led Zeppelin is certainly not the first band to come to mind when making comparisons to her solo work. I’ll Waltz Before I Go is a mix of folk, country and acoustic styles, without a guitar solo in sight.

It’s a nice mix for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Lisa knows her song writing and puts together some highly pleasant arrangements from folksy opener Watching The Ducks to forelorn ballad Make Up Your Mind to lively country title track I’ll Waltz Before I Go, a real singalong number.

The album highlight has to be the jazzy Cookies And Whiskey. It’ll will transport you to an underground speakeasy during prohibition, a real trip.

You can grab a copy of I’ll Waltz Before I Go from Lisa’s website now. It’s definitely one recommended for those seeking something insanely easy to listen to. It’s classic song-writing delivered with heart.