Lisa Dodd is one of the most in-demand vocalists and bassists in Canada today. Multiple nominee and winner of the CCMA Bassist of The Year and recent recipient of the ACMA Musician of the Year Award, Lisa is also the bassist and vocalist with the Gord Bamford Band. Here is her bio in her own words:
I was born in Montreal, Canada and moved west to Alberta in the 70’s. Influenced by many different types of music, I grew up listening to Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Fleetwood Mac, Tanya Tucker, Harry Belafonte and Elton John but the voice that influenced me most was that of Brian Dodd, my father. As far back as I remember he sang at my birthday parties, taught me my first three chords on an old Kay acoustic guitar and generally kept my life in harmony. Ibegan singing in Dad’s country band at age 16 and when our bassist left I stepped into the full time bass player's spot.
As kids do, I wanted to venture out on my own, and eventually formed my own country/rock/pop band. We toured heavily all over North America for 10 years and, in between my own gigs, I freelanced for various other bands. I also spent time in the studio recording three of my own projects and occasionally tracking back up vocals for local artists.
Today, besides singing for Vinyl Hampdin, I am the full time bassist and background vocalist for Canadian recording artist and multiple Canadian Country Music Association award winner, Gord Bamford. We tour extensively all over North America and perform at dozens of festivals opening for top country artists including Miranda Lambert, Reba McIntyre, Alabama, Lady Antebellum & Keith Urban. Besides touring Canada and the United States, I have been fortunate enough to tour with the band in Australia, Switzerland and Mexico. In 2012, I very proudly became the first and only female to win the CCMA award for Bass Player of the Year, repeating that honor in 2015. Most recently, I am thrilled to be named 2016's Musician of the Year by the Association for Country Music in Alberta.
I love every single thing about the musician’s life, the traveling, the performing, the excitement and especially, the people.
Learn more about Lisa Dodd at her website: http://www.lisadodd.com/