US born but many years in Australia, Louisa Wise is an award-winning fiddler, songwriter and tunesmith. On fiddle, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, piano, mouthbow, spoons and other smalls, her repertoire of original contemporary folk songs and tunes tell stories of life in Australia and beyond.
Louisa's latest album "INTO THE WIND" was released in 2017, recorded and produced with Luke Plumb, mixed and mastered by Mischa Herman. It features some of Louisa's favourite original songs released on cassette and LP in the 1980s. She is joined on some of the tracks by Luke Plumb and by the Wise Women, comprising her daughters Ruth, Lucy and Rowena Wise.
ON LOUISA'S 2015 RECORDING "SWEET BIRDS"
--From producer Luke Plumb (lukeplumb.com)
'Right across the board the playing has been fantastic and her songs have been great to work with. Go Louisa! She’s a force to be reckoned with."
--From Paul Gough of ABC Radio National: That beautiful track is from Louisa Wise from her album Sweet Birds. Louisa Wise is of course a wonderful multi-instrumentalist..Certainly I would look out for this great CD..."
--Sweet Birds was also aired on Radio National's The Planet with Lucky Oceans.
Louisa has been writing steadily and is recording another album of new material in 2017/18 with Mischa Herman.