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Little Room Sessions - Lisa Mills

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

"I wrote this song after my experience with Hurricane Katrina. I was living here in Ocean Springs. So I feel like it's the right song to do in this sweet little house by Walter Anderson." - Lisa Mills, singer-songwriter

The Little Room, moved to the museum from Shearwater Pottery, was the artist's refuge on the mainland. It became a world apart, its walls covered with a synthesis of the natural world - the sea, woods, and creatures from the earth and sky. All were captured through Walter's vision of the life cycle of a day, from morning to night. The Little Room was a generous gift of the Family of Walter Anderson.

The Little Room Sessions invites musicians to provide contemporary soundtracks to this timeless and contemplative space.


The confluence of influences that comprise the namesake river of Lisa Mills’ native Mississippi are indeed “mighty”. However, to lump her interpretation of those blues, country, gospel and soul influences under the catch-all “roots music” moniker is both right…and entirely wrong.

Her defiance of description is what makes Lisa Mills a singular talent. She takes the best of each these genres, whether self-penned or carefully chosen covers that speak to her in some way, and utterly transforms them. By taking all those ingredients and adding the occasional dollop of jazz inflection, Mills serves up her own savoury-sweet mix that goes beyond the expected. The result is at least equal to, often surpassing the historic best that each of those genres have to offer. She is one of those rare artists that, once you’ve heard her, cannot possibly be mistaken for anyone else.

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