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Lisa Stephen Friday started writing songs one afternoon after her father bought her that glorious 4 Track cassette recorder, a drum machine, and a microphone! She was about 14 years old at the time. Since then, Lisa has created a music catalog that Started with The Steve Friday Band from 1996-2000 and Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday from 2000-2006. Though this time, Lisa released several EP’s and two full-link Albums. 15 years later, Lisa has embarked on a new songwriting adventure in which she has written the score for the new musical DOLL/GIRL. In 2024 Lisa will be back in the studio working on a new solo project with long-time friend and record producer Barb Morrison! 

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Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday

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Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday

Excerpt from an Interview with The Wesley Anargus

A: So your music genre is, at least in part, glam rock, where musicians embrace gender-bending and a level of theatricality in their performances (e.g. David Bowie, Jobriath, New York Dolls). When did you first get involved in this style?

LS: I grew up in the ’80s, so a lot of my influence came directly from MTV and the big stars: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Boy George, and the hair bands of Van Halen and Mötley Crüe—so they weren’t glam rock, mostly. But my older siblings were listening to everything from the ’70s, which included Bowie—who was more in his glam rock decade then, I would say. I don’t know that I was super aware of his influences, though, until I started transitioning and identifying more as a queer person. I think glam rock for me is about pushing social norms and expressing yourself in fun or flamboyant ways that may or may not make a statement, you know?

Excerpt from an Interview with GO MAG

GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?

Lisa Jackson: I’m just your average ordinary kind of woman (who just happened be born in the body of a man). I play rock ‘n roll, I love my wife, and do construction drag as my day job. I’m also active on the LGBTQ and Anti-Facist teams of Grassroots Alexandria, a community action group in my area.

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