Finding Butterflies


Upcoming Dates

New Music!
City of Peace Now Streaming

City of Peace Artwork

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Mortal Wounds
New Single Released!

Love Hurts. New Music from Finding Butterflies, Mortal Wounds.

Image of a Broken Heart

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Sleeping Beauty
Release of New Single

New Music ~ Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty

Past Dates

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

New Music

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

City of Peace Released
Streaming Worldwide!

Finding Butterflies will release their hopes for the world in the form of their fifth single, City of Peace.  City of Peace narrates what happens to the character who is introduced to the listener in The Train. The Train released in 2018.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

New Music Coming Soon!

I will definitely be wearing my heart on my sleeve when our next single drops in October.

Lisa with her flute announcing the release of the next single.

Friday, September 6th, 2019

New Whistle!

Shaw Whistle in E. Just in time to add the finishing touches to our new single City of Peace! 

New Whistle!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

The Train is now streaming!
YouTube, Facebook, & IGTV

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

New Video
The Train

In advance of the release of their summer single, City of Peace, a lyric video for fan favorite The Train will be released by Finding Butterflies on 5 August.  City of Peace narrates what happens to the character who is introduced to the listener in The Train.

Don in train tunnel.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Still, after all these years. #missingyou Click on photo to Listen.


Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Thought for the Day

Working on new music today and had this thought. If the truth hurts, and the truth will set you free, does it also follow that "there is no easy walk to freedom"? Discuss amongst yourselves. :-)

Butterflies in a jar.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

For My Father

A few lyrics from the song we wrote for my Father. The whistle work in the song is all based on a flute solo my father wrote for me to play. You can hear the entire song on YouTube, Spotify, AppleMusic, or on Jango Radio. Happy Father's Day.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019


Lisa's relationship with her flute can sometimes be explained in this way.

Lisa screaming at her flute.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

New York
New York

We had a fantastic time in NYC. We heard some great music and enjoyed spending time with friends. We hope your summer will be full of the same. 

Imagine in NYC

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Play It Loud

The Play It Loud Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC was incredible.  All of these musicians or their estates lent guitars and other instruments to the exhibit. 

Play It Loud Exhibit

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

For My Mother

Naming Dead Cats was written for my Mother and about our struggle to maintain sanity while she was in the hospital for an extended time. I miss her every day.  You can see the complete lyrics on the Lyrics Page of our website and you can see the video on YouTube, IGTV, or Facebook. Happy Mother's Day.

Naming Dead Cats Quote

Friday, May 10th, 2019

As Long as Forever
Premiere of Lyric Video for As Long as Forever

Finding Butterflies presents their newest lyric video, As Long As Forever. Hear the song at all the usual suspects.

As Long As Forever Lyrics

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

New Video!


As Long As Forever Video Announcement

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Notre Dame

I think everyone, at least on some level, has been impacted by the tragic fire at Notre Dame.For us, the beautiful memories we have of the time we have spent in Paris and at Notre Dame are accompanied by profound sadness at the religious, architectural, and historical loss. Still, the outpouring of financial support for the restoration of this place is cause for hope.  Hope that the world can yet unite and stand together in the face of adversity, and that the human tragedies that occur everywhere, every day, will eventually gain the same united support that the world now offers to this historic landmark in Paris.

Little Girl Migrant

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Little Bird Lyric Video
Streaming Worldwide!

Finding Butterflies will release a lyric video of Jango Listener favorite, Little Bird.  See all videos at the Finding Butterflies Facebook page or on their YouTube channel.

Lisa and don with guitar.

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Little Bird Lyric Video Now Available

Finding Butterflies has released their newest lyric video, Little Bird. See the video on YouTube, IGTV, or on Facebook.

Photo still from Little Bird Video

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Little Bird Lyric Video
Premiere of Lyric Video for Fan Favorite Little Bird

We are pleased to announce that production for our newest lyric video is right on track for the video's April 1 release date. We look forward to sharing the video with you on YouTube, IGTV, and Facebook.  Until then you can hear Little Bird on Spotify or AppleMusic.

Little Bird Lyrics


Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Almost Spring

We are following our muse and looking forward to sharing our newest creations in the not too distant future.  We are deep into our next single City of Peace and the video for fan favorite Little Bird is coming right along. Thanks for checking in at our website.


Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Convention Chaos with Nugent Flutes
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Lisa will assist Nugent Flutes in his exhibit at the Arkansas Music Convention. Lisa's comment post-convention:

"My partner in crime for the past two days. We rocked that  convention with lots of flute fun! This guy is truly a gift to the flute community. PSA: The contrabass flute is definitely a WMD, weapon of mass distraction."


Lisa with Erik Nugent


Lisa with the contrabass flute.


Sunday, February 10th, 2019

WKRB Brooklyn
7:00 p.m. EST
Brooklyn, NY

Jazz pianist and composer Dr. Rex Bell discusses his most recent release Virgo and comments on four tracks from the project. Lisa wrote the Liner Notes for the project, served as creative consultant, and played flute on one of the tracks.  Dr. Bell and DJ Ron Forman also discuss Lisa's contributions to the project.

Virgo Image

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Hard Cold Rain Released
Streaming Worldwide @ All the Usual Suspects

Finding Butterflies will release their 4th single, Hard Cold Rain. 

Hard Cold Rain Image

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Naming Dead Cats Lyric Video
Streaming Worldwide

Finding Butterflies will release a lyric video for their 2018 release, Naming Dead Cats.  This will be the first in a series of videos to be released in 2019.Naming Dead Cats Lyric Video to Re

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Release of Virgo

Streaming Worldwide!

Streaming worldwide, the much anticipated release of Virgo by the Rex Bell Trio features Lisa as its Creative Consultant. All of the original jazz pieces on this submission were individually inspired by women who represent not only the human struggle, but the struggle to be the feminine in a society which has historically been dominated by the masculine. Lisa will also write the Liner Notes for this project. Until December, you can hear the brilliance of the Rex Bell Trio by clicking the photo below.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Naming Dead Cats Released
Naming Dead Cats
Streaming Worldwide @ All the Usual Suspects

Finding Butterflies will release their 3rd single of 2018, Naming Dead Cats. 

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

We'll Remember Video Released
YouTube, Facebook, & the Finding Butterflies Website

Finding Butterflies will release their first full length video, We'll Remember.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Arkansas Bandmasters Convention
A Conversation About J. Raymond Brandon
Ft. Smith, AR
United States

Lisa is honored to participate in a panel discussion about the impact her Father had on music in Arkansas.

Lisa's Father

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Finding Butterflies Plays a Wedding

In a rare private performance, Finding Butterflies will play for the wedding of a family member in June. 

All You Need is Love Butterflies

Friday, May 25th, 2018

We'll Remember Released
Streaming Worldwide @ All the Usual Suspects

The second of two singles released by Finding Butterflies hot on the heels of their latest EP Crows, will be released in late May  The song, entitled We'll Remember, features more whistle, with a nod to the melody from Sally Gardens, a traditional Celtic tune.  The song is a traveling song, full of the joy that accompanies a journey down an open road just in time for summer.  Look for the lyrics on the Lyric page.

"A thousand miles we had traveled, where we went it just didn't matter.

Wakin' up with love and laugher, looking for our ever after."


Monday, May 7th, 2018

Arkansas Roots
12:00 p.m. CST

Finding Butterflies will be included in the Arkansas Roots broadcast of New Music Monday. The show is featured on KASU Radio, the radio station of Arkansas State University.

Arkansas Roots  

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Good Underground Radio
7:00 p.m. EST
Western Reserve Radio

Fan favorite Little Bird will be featured on the Good Underground Radio Show airing 6, 7, 9, and 11 of May, 7:00 EST at


Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New Single Released
Never Was

The newest single by Finding Butterflies, Never Was, will be released in late March.  The song was written as a tribute to Lisa's father, who was a true "music man" in every sense of the word.  The song actually features a whistle tune that contains excerpts of a flute piece written for Lisa by her father. Lyrics posted on lyric page.  Look for more about this song soon at "About the Music."

Never Was Album Cover

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

New Addition
Butterflies for Butterflies

Arrival Date: The newest addition to the flute family of Finding Butterflies.  Thanks to Nugent Flutes and Powell Flutes for facilitating this addition. #10k/14k

Lisa's Powell Flute

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Promotional Giveaway
Free CDs and Downloads

Free Stuff!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

EP Release ~ "Crows"

Finding Butterflies will release their 2nd EP entitled "Crows" in mid February. Music will be available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and CD Baby.  You can find the music of Finding Butterflies streaming via Spotify, Jango, Apple Music, and I Heart Radio.  Delays in the previously announced release date are attributed to difficulties in syncing dates with the engineers' schedules.  Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Finding Butterflies CD Release
CD Release, Website Launch & Social Media Blitz - 2:00-4:00
Audio Dimensions
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
United States
Price: Invitation Only


Finding Butterflies goes public with the release of their first EP and the launch of their website and social media pages. The music will also be available to the public via this website, ITunes, CD Baby, and Amazon Music and available via streaming on Spotify, Jango, and I Heart Radio.  

Finding Butterflies Logo