© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

'Twenty Feet From Stardom's' Lisa Fischer Returns Center Stage

 Singer Lisa Fischer performs onstrage at the celebration of black cinema hosted by Broadcast Film Critics Association at House of Blues Sunset Strip on January 7, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
Singer Lisa Fischer performs onstrage at the celebration of black cinema hosted by Broadcast Film Critics Association at House of Blues Sunset Strip on January 7, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Lisa Fischer was one of the singers featured in the Oscar winning documentary “ Twenty Feet from Stardom,” which looked at the lives of the singers that back up the stars.

Though Fischer won a Grammy as a solo artist in 1992, she was best known for singing with the Rolling Stones and Tina Turner.

“The beautiful thing about background singing for me is that it’s not visually this back thing,” she tells Here & Now’s Robin Young. “It’s a walk with, it’s a support under, it’s sprinkling candy-colored sprinkles on ice cream. You know, it’s all these visuals and colors for me and a lot less pressure.”

But now she’s going back on the road as a solo artist with the band Grand Baton and she speaks to Robin Young about how it feels to return to the spotlight.


[Youtube]

Guest

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.