Lilith Fair 20 Years Later: With Lisa Loeb & Terry McBride
If all of your favorite female musicians toured together, supported each other, and donated some of the proceeds from the concerts to charities that help other women, would you go? Because that DID happen. It was called Lilith Fair, and in 1997 it changed the musical landscape for the next three summers. Lilith began as a compromise between musician Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride,
the CEO of Nettwerk Music, McLachlan’s label at the time. Terry was kind enough to talk with me about his version of the experience. I was also honored to speak with Lisa Loeb, one of the artists who played Lilith all 3 years. If you were a woman somewhere between the ages of 16-30 in ’97, you likely spent many many hours singing along to Lisa’s breakout platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. With her cat eye glasses and babydoll dress, Lisa was not only the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract, she was an artist
with a timeless style and a gorgeous voice. Lisa has transitioned beautifully into a versatile artist, making incredible music for kids. She tells me all about life during Lilith and what she’s working on these days. You can find out more about the history of Lilith here.
Find Lisa’s music, eyewear, Camp Lisa, and tour dates here!
You can check out Terry’s yoga studios here.
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