You know her music, you know her trademark glasses, and you know that singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb is always going to entertain when she takes the stage.
She'll be back in Atlanta on March 16, at the Variety Playhouse and if you are planning on going, get your tickets now.
Loeb is back with a new album and she's been on tour, and she couldn't be more excited.
"The new album has a much more energetic, rhythmic, and edgy feel to it than my other albums," explains Loeb. "It's still song-based, like my other albums, so that's similar."
Her highly anticipated return to the pop/rock world is an album called No Fairy Tale, but it’s actually a bold new chapter of her storybook-like career which began unceremoniously in the mid-90’s. Emerging the New York coffeehouse scene and club circuits is never an easy thing, but with her trademark Grammy nominated hit “Stay (I Missed You)” from the hit movie, Reality Bites-- Loeb remains the only artist (still) to ever have a number one Billboard pop single while not being signed to a recording contract.
It's been 18 or 19 years since Loeb enjoyed her biggest success with "Stay", and she can't believe how fast time has passed.
"I can't believe it, and a lot has happened since then."
As for this tour, Loeb says it's a mix of the old and the new.
"I'm going to play a lot of my old favorites that everyone wants to hear," explains Loeb. "And then I'm going to play some of my new songs."
When Loeb has toured recently, one thing she has noticed is the proliferation of new and young fans attending her shows. The reasons she says, reside in technology and longtime fans becoming parents.
"(With YouTube) and the internet, and also with fans that followed me when they were in high school and college, their kids are listening to my records," says the peppy singer/songwriter." There are layers and layers of fans that found out about me in different ways."
Loeb says she is grateful for all the gadgets and technology we carry around today, because it makes songwriting so much easier.
"I use my phone all the time to write down lyrics, because it is so easy."
Because she is known for her wearing of glasses, Loeb also has a line of eyewear out. I had to ask her if Zooey Deschanel has ripped off her look a little from the 90s.
"No, I haven't heard that, but there are a lot more people wearing glasses today than there were before," stated Loeb. "I think people in general are becoming more comfortable with all types of fashion, and she kind of represents that with her sense of style, wearing vintage clothes and her sense of humor."
Loeb's eyewear line is based on her own glasses, which are uniquely framed.
"My line is great for all women's faces," offered up Loeb as a preview of what is to come.
Loeb was funny, engaging, and a great sport during this interview.
As for what she thinks fans will get out of her Variety Playhouse show, Loeb hopes everyone has a good time and appreciates the hard work that goes into touring.
"My songs still talk about love and life and relationships, but the production is a little different."
Get your tickets to see Lisa at the Variety Playhouse through this link: http://www.variety-playhouse.com/event/lisa-loeb-nine-stories/