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US born but many years in Australia, Louisa Wise is an award-winning fiddler, songwriter and tunesmith. On fiddle, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, piano, mouthbow, spoons and other smalls, her repertoire of original contemporary folk songs and tunes tell stories of life in Australia and beyond.

Louisa's latest album "INTO THE WIND" was released in 2017, recorded and produced with Luke Plumb, mixed and mastered by Mischa Herman. It features some of Louisa's favourite original songs released on cassette and LP in the 1980s. She is joined on some of the tracks by the Wise Women, comprising her daughters Ruth, Lucy and Rowena Wise.

ON LOUISA'S 2015 RECORDING "SWEET BIRDS"

--From producer Luke Plumb (lukeplumb.com)
'Right across the board the playing has been fantastic and her songs have been great to work with. Go Louisa! She’s a force to be reckoned with."

--From Paul Gough of ABC Radio National: That beautiful track is from Louisa Wise from her album Sweet Birds. Louisa Wise is of course a wonderful multi-instrumentalist..Certainly I would look out for this great CD..."

--Sweet Birds was also aired on Radio National's The Planet with Lucky Oceans.


CURRENT PROJECTS
Louisa has been writing steadily and is recording another album of new material in 2017/18 with Mischa Herman. 

 

 

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  • Hugh F.

    Hugh F. Melbourne VIC

    Thanks for the CD Louisa, I really love it. Hugh.

    Thanks for the CD Louisa, I really love it.
    Hugh.

  • Lenny Williamson

    Lenny Williamson East Peoria,IL

    I followed your link on a post on the Growing Up In Chillicothe Facebook page. I grew up in a musical family. I am still a weekend singer in a cover band. Your music is beautiful. You are truly another great talent from my world. Like a man with the same monogram as me used to say; "Keep a song in your heart.".

    I followed your link on a post on the Growing Up In Chillicothe Facebook page. I grew up in a musical family. I am still a weekend singer in a cover band. Your music is beautiful. You are truly another great talent from my world. Like a man with the same monogram as me used to say; "Keep a song in your heart.".

  • Jo Leech

    Jo Leech

    Have a House Concert people ....what a great fun way to spend a night! Thanks Louisa :) Jo x

    Have a House Concert people ....what a great fun way to spend a night!

    Thanks Louisa smile

    Jo x

  • Cathy Allen

    Cathy Allen East Lansing, Michigan

    Louisa's songs are so deeply felt and thoughtful. They are story-telling set to melody. I love listening to them.

    Louisa's songs are so deeply felt and thoughtful. They are story-telling set to melody. I love listening to them.

  • Ana Mattocks

    Ana Mattocks Newstead

    I'm a Fremantle girl now living in a town near Newstead, I just logged on to the free wifi here and your name came up, tickled me pink, you where my first violin teacher when I was five, I'm now thirty six. I still remember the lullaby we wrote together, Go to sleep, go to sleep, baby......etc. thank you. I'm living here permenantley, and see you concert here annually, will make a point of catching the show- next time round. anam.spotter@gmail.com

    I'm a Fremantle girl now living in a town near Newstead, I just logged on to the free wifi here and your name came up, tickled me pink, you where my first violin teacher when I was five, I'm now thirty six. I still remember the lullaby we wrote together, Go to sleep, go to sleep, baby......etc. thank you. I'm living here permenantley, and see you concert here annually, will make a point of catching the show- next time round.
    anam.spotter@gmail.com

  • Phil Greenleaf

    Phil Greenleaf Brattleboro, Vt

    Thanks for "other older nation" Living on" and "patchwork quilt". Hi Paula W in AZ.

    Thanks for "other older nation" Living on" and "patchwork quilt". Hi Paula W in AZ.

  • Phil Gray

    Phil Gray Perth Western Australia

    I have just spent the weekend 12-14 October, at the Nanga Music Festival in the Jarrah forest at Dwellingup Western Australia. Louisa was one of the featured artists, and she was magnificent. Her fiddle playing touches my heart. The music just flows through her fingers and Louisa has the soul of a true artist. I thoroughly recommend anyone in the USA who has an opportunity to see Louisa, make the effort to get to one of her concerts. When you see and hear her playing, you will know what I mean.

    I have just spent the weekend 12-14 October, at the Nanga Music Festival in the Jarrah forest at Dwellingup Western Australia. Louisa was one of the featured artists, and she was magnificent. Her fiddle playing touches my heart. The music just flows through her fingers and Louisa has the soul of a true artist. I thoroughly recommend anyone in the USA who has an opportunity to see Louisa, make the effort to get to one of her concerts. When you see and hear her playing, you will know what I mean.

  • steve white

    steve white Taos, NM

    looking forward to reconnecting after 40 plus years! after being blown away by your website, I'm not sure whether I should secure a concert hall or our livingroom for your visit. enjoy your travels and see you soon, steve

    looking forward to reconnecting after 40 plus years! after being blown away by your website, I'm not sure whether I should secure a concert hall or our livingroom for your visit. enjoy your travels and see you soon, steve

  • Paula Wittner

    Paula Wittner Patagonia, Arizona

    Looking forward to your tour de force!

    Looking forward to your tour de force!

  • carolyn Pollak

    carolyn Pollak New YorkCity

    Bravo Louisa!!

    Bravo Louisa!!