Christie Lenée’s unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews- fusing folky/funky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and virtuosic guitar compositions. She is, as Skope Magazine states, “a refreshing burst of unrestrained love and feeling… It’s simply a joy to listen to her spirit break free.”
Christie has been seen many times on stage with Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band) and a stellar cast of musicians including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Jeff Coffin, and Stanley Jordan. Her compositions have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, plus various festivals and venue performances across the US, Canada and Taiwan.
Christie was endorsed by Engler Innovations to compose music for “The Engle,” a drumstick for guitar that launched onto the market in January of 2012. Being a compositional pioneer for this product inspired an abundance of innovative techniques and a unique percussive approach to the guitar.
Christie’s most recent album “Live at Hideaway Cafe” was a Finalist for “Best CD of 2014” for the Indie Acoustic Project Awards and received raving reviews by music fans across the country. The album created a compelling sonic journey through mountains of dynamics, harmonic textures, upbeat grooves and consciously uplifting lyrics. Her song “Love Who You Are” from this album was nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category “Songs for Personal Transformation.”
Instrumental composer and singer/songwriter Christie Lenée is now in process of mixing tracks recorded at Imaginary Road Studios in Brattleboro, VT with legendary producer Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records). These tracks feature beautiful musicianship by Grammy Award Winning Artists such as Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Cellist Eugene Friesen, and percussionist Jeff Haynes. Additional songs include duets with guitarist Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band) and a collection of new songs delivering empowering vocals, inspirational lyrics and a journey of innovative music.
“Christie Lenée is a wonderful spirit making beautiful music on the guitar. She has epic compositions that take one on a journey through time.” (Tim Reynolds, Guitarist for Dave Matthews Band and TR3)