Music is a second language. Like many genres of art, music touches a vocabulary of feeling. Raw, harsh, mellow, instructive, music tells a heartfelt story with the artist magically moving people without ever touching them.
Lisa does that. As survivor of Parental Alienation, Lisa suffered confused and shamed, believing she was a ‘Bad Mom’ when it wasn’t her at all. Imagine a child being given permission to break the heart of the other, whether purposefully or not. Most people believe if there’s smoke there must be a fire. This manipulation is powerful, disrupting and destroying critical family bonds. At any age, this type of manipulation derails emotional growth and normalcy. A scar forms. Surviving is one outcome; scarring is another. Living with all the outcomes of PA creates pain themed stories. Putting that to music is a gift to aid the bruised inner self. An expression felt one soul to another.
Lisa Baker does that. Over and over again she has created messages communicated through her art. Song, lyric, tune, tempo and dynamics with dynamic guitar solos, music speaks from deep inside the creator to the audience of one or many. The driver is embraced and present in her work.
Lisa lends her support to other survivors of PA at their conferences and workshops. Because alienation affects most families globally, when she shares her personal story in artistic forms audiences get it. Soloing alongside music greats like Victor Wooten, Bill Dickens, Oteil Burbridge and others Lisa has proven herself ‘one of the boys.’ Baker shows both men and women what it looks and sounds like to hear a woman weld a fiery solo. Solo or group gigs from festivals to conferences to clubs all fit Baker well. By expressing her pain and helping others do the same, Lisa finds answers to live her life fully.