Lucy Walsh is the daughter of Joe Walsh, the singer of the popular band, Eagles. Lucy is a 24 year old talented young lady with creative musical abilities. She also has a great lyrics made through her creative mind. She was only a toddler when her parents divorced. She was raised by her mother and step-father, who encouraged her creative development. She knew that performing was her passion, when she was five years of age. Fortunately, her talents were not only nurtured at home, but also at the alternative, European-style Waldorf School she attended. “As a child I watched no television, and all my toys were wood or cloth,” recalls Lucy Walsh. In her teens Walsh studied classical ballet and to this day she still has daily lessons with a private coach to study classical piano, voice, and music theory.
Lucy was inspired early on by the 1980s pop wave, especially Cyndi Lauper, besides more ethereal artists like Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and Enya. “I remember being three years old, listening to 'True Colors' and crying my eyes out,” says Lucy Walsh. “I was overwhelmed with joy, but my mom thought I was sad and threatened to take it away unless I stopped the tears. Now that I'm an adult, many people compare me to Cyndi in terms of colorful personality and quirkiness, and I have no doubt that I was subconsciously shaped by Cyndi as a performer.”
Lucy moved to Hollywood and supported herself while networking with other young musicians. She became friendly with Ashlee Simpson who was impressed by her keyboard and vocal talents and asked her to tour with her band in September 2004. Ashlee also helped introduce Lucy to national television audiences through MTV's, The Ashlee Simpson Show. After a year playing keyboards on Simpson's Autobiography tour, Lucy decided it was time to focus on her own music.
Lucy landed a deal with Island Records, which will release her debut album Lost In The Lights, after a series of New York showcases. Lucy, with her blonde-haired, green-eyed charm, has already developed an excited and loyal fan base. Having written or co-written close to 70 songs, including many with other Island Def Jam artists, Lucy and the label are now cherry-picking the very best for her album, a pop rock amalgam liberally flavored with electronica. “Blending organic with synthetic sounds has always appealed to me, and when I began recording these songs, that's the approach I naturally took.”
It was natural that Lucy would have an ear for rich harmonies, having grown up in the wings and front rows of Eagles concerts. She brings not only those harmonies, but also thoughtful lyrics, to every one of her songs. She sings about a friend warped by celebrity, relationships in the public eye, and the realization that a lover has cheated. Knowing personally the adoration that has followed her father's long career, Lucy Walsh is committed to music, not for the starry-eyed fans, but for the ability that music has to express universal experiences and to inspire people to reach for their dreams. “Those who get into this business for the fame are in for a bumpy ride, and probably a short one,” she says. “If you are not passionate about the music, you have no right being here, because it's a lot of hard work! I've planned for this moment for the past twenty years of my life!”
Lucy Walsh has proven her worth as a gifted artist in the music industry. Her dreams came true through her hard work and determination to become a renowned musician.