DSP Shows Presents Christie Lenée live in the 9th Ward
7pm Doors, 8pm Show
Tickets: General Admission Seated $20 advance, $25 Day of show available at TixR.com or in person at the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p) – 3% credit card fee, no fee for cash
“Acoustic Guitarist of the Year” and celebrated singer/songwriter Christie Lenée is more than a musician – she’s an experience. Symphonic compositions flow from her fingertips effortlessly, with sound ranging from transcendental folk-pop to virtuosic instrumentals.
Christie has been described as “Dave Matthews meets Joni Mitchell and Michael Hedges,” integrating melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks and percussive, harmonic textures. Her captivating performances have been seen on stages with Tommy Emmanuel, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Melissa Etheridge, Antigone Rising, Kaki King, Jake Shimabukoro and Christopher Cross to name a few.
Featured on the Grammy Museum’s virtual program streaming from Los Angeles, a 2xFinalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, plus a variety of articles in Guitar Player Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and the recent notability of “Best Acoustic Guitarists in the World Right Now” (Guitar World Magazine), Christie continues to awe crowds with the unique essence of her music.
Lenee’s newly released album Coming Alive reminds devout listeners of her spiritual and sublime songwriting, inspirational lyrics, and of course, sensational guitar playing. The first line of the intro title track (“I’ve got a feeling deep inside”), tells you everything you need to know: Lenée’s sixth album is a chronicle of joy and hope, of self-confidence and empowerment, of renewal and light.
Coming Alive features iconic guitar hooks and powerhouse vocal performances. She collaborated with a bevy of talented musicians on the album, including co-producer Matthew Odmark (Jars of Clay), drummer Keith Carlock(Steely Dan, Toto, Sting, John Mayer),bassist Adam Nitti (Kenny Loggins, Carrie Underwood, Susan Tedeschi), and keyboardist Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay).It was a dream lineup put together to create Lenée’s quintessential statement piece. Christie was recently featured in Go Magazine, Americana Highways, Bluegrass Situation, Country Queer and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. With an Official Showcase at Americana Fest 2022 and a new album in hand, she’s Coming Alive–right on time.
“Watching Christie Lenée perform her solo acoustic act is like seeing a fire cracker execute a high-wire circus routine while doing flips and juggling flaming bowling pins.” – Jimmy Leslie, Guitar Player Magazine
“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
“A female singer and guitarist who’s probably one of the more creative in terms of how she plays the guitar.” – Guitar Girl Magazine
“Christie Lenée is a captivating and natural-born composer, performer, and guitar wizard.” – The Folk Project
“By mixing fingerstyles, two-hand tapping, and improvised percussion, this acoustic virtuoso is extending the potential of the acoustic guitar.” – Guitar World
“Watching Christie is like watching a master chef bring the best tasting ingredients to your lips!” – Ellis Paul, Folk Icon
“Christie Lenée is a fine young guitar player, composer and singer whose depth is surprising in our age!” – Tommy Emmanuel, CG