She joined The Klezmatics in 2002 with the release Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! and remains a performing and composing member, notably having written the music for the acclaimed track off Wonder Wheel
, "Gonna Get Through This World". Won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album in 2007 for the album Wonder Wheel (album). Performed the album with Arlo Guthrie at Carnegie hall the following Thanksgiving.
Lisa specializes in bluegrass, Klezmer, and Irish folk genres. She holds a Bachelor of Music in classical violin from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.
Gutkin has performed with John Cale, Steeleye Span, Jane Siberry and the Irish artists Tommy Sands, John Whelan
, Steve Cooney
and Cathie Ryan.
- 2004 - Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson & Kathryn Farmer: Brothjoj Moses Smote the Water (Piranha)
- 2006 - Wonder Wheel (Lyrics by Woody Guthrie) (JMG)
- 2006 - Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (JMG)
- 2008 - Tuml = Lebn: The Best Of The First 20 Years (Piranha)
- 2011 - Live at Town Hall (Klezmatics Disc)