Laurie Richardson, a professional vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist; began her career at the age of 17 performing all over Southern California. At first playing weddings and private parties with her brothers, then joining a band that included members of Steppenwolf; performing at such venues as the Troubadour, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios. Later, she also worked as a keyboardist and backup singer with members of The Knack. After a break to raise her two children, Laurie started performing again in 2009 in Old Town Temecula. Not only was Laurie classically trained on piano with The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto; she was also a member of the American Federation of Musicians. Her influences are (strangely enough) Fleetwood Mac, Patsy Cline, Barbara Mandrell, Carole King, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, and Adele.
A powerhouse performer, Lisa began her stage career as an actress in high school, starring in musical plays and then attending Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. Here she worked in every aspect of theatre including costume, stage, props and lighting design. Mostly she excelled in live theatrical performances, starring in musicals such as Sweeny Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific,and Funny Girl where she gained her early experience and vocal chops she still uses to this day.
With her 30 years of stage experience, Lisa yearned to utilize her stage confidence to develop her own unique rock & roll persona. Over the past several years Lisa’s stage performance, presence and unique style give Big Truth its originality and identity.
Andy began his music career on Alto Saxophone at the age of 12 where learned to read music and perform in his middle school marching band and singing in choir. Receiving his first guitar for Christmas by his parents 3 years later he ventured into other musical styles including blues, jazz, country and rock and roll. Andy has written and performed dozens of country, blues, funk and rock inspired originals and toured with the infamous band, "Sons of the South" for 7 years.
Andy has shared the stage and opened for greats such as Greg Allman, Kansas, Bonnie Raitt as well as John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. His love of all different styles of music, tasteful slide playing, hybrid and finger picked riffs with his raw enthusiastic energy adds a dynamic and versatility to his energetic performances.
Mike Higbie - Percussion & Vocals
Mike Higbie (aka Lint) was born and raised in Riverside California and started playing drums at the age of twelve. His 35 year professional career started as the pit drummer/percussionist for musical theatre. Classical, rock, funk, R&B, marching, Latin, metal and especially jazz are some of the many genres played and studied, creating Lint's own unique style. Years of studio experience and live performances, sharing the stage with the likes of "Red Hot Chili Peppers", "Dramarama", "Flock of Seagulls", "Lynch Mob" and "General Public" have forged his solid, entertaining time keeping. Lint's "way deep in da pocket " feel earned him his nickname. His playing is influenced by Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Steve Smith, Eric Moore, Aaron Spears and Nick Smith.