BILLBOARD MAGAZINE: Stan Lynch/Founding member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
EMMIS RADIO/Scott Roddy 97.1 Hank FM
Wow! Blond? Yes. Gorgeous? Yes. Dumb? Hell no. She writes from the heart. The passion bleeds
into every track...If you want to hear raw emotion, pure soul, and talent that is light years away
from the standard formula, then listen to Lisa Hayes.
TEXAS REBEL RADIO, KFAN-107.9/RICK STAR
Lisa Hayes is what Texas music is all about...sincere, heartfelt, proud and independent.
With Lisa Hayes, at last again, a woman’s voice that is worth listening to makes its entrance into alt.countryland.
Lisa Hayes has one of the most incredible voices you're likely to ever hear. There’s not a bad track on the CD. “Ghosts”, “Where Angels Fear To Go”, “Real Thang” and so many more songs that are right at home on the radio. Lisa’s story and the making of the album are really quite incredible. She’s one to look out for, and a personal favorite.
The songs sparkle with her strong voice and a strong studio supporting cast. What you appreciate most is Lisa's voice - akin, to say, Maria McKee and Kris McKay. A talented singer/songwriter who I hope has more to share with the public.
Quotes for the Portland, Oregon based The Violets.
AMERICAN STATESMAN JOURNAL/Austin, TX (SXSW show)
The Violets performed on Saturday night to 800 people, eliciting a huge response from the ‘guitar-loving’ Austin crowd. Lisa held them spellbound…the band was absolutely magical.
WILLIAMETTE WEEK/Portland, OR
Slide guitar and aggressive drums take the back seat to Lisa Hayes and her soul-searching brand of musical poetry.
THE SOURCE/Bend, OR
This Portland-based band serves up a compelling mix…clarified by the powerful voice of lead singer/guitarist Lisa Hayes. Hayes has a style and sound all her own, one that can be both melodic and tough at the same time. Her lyrics border on the poetic and are both gritty and soulful. They speak of love, longing, and hope fortified with a moving inner strength.
WEST END EXTRA/London, UK
A long way from home (Portland, Oregon), lead singer and guitarist Lisa settled well into the Castle. The Violets threw off the rock dinosaur and lifted off to a wonderworld of guitar-charged songwriting, leaving us poncy British still wondering what shirt to wear.