Saturday, August 19, 2023, 7:30 pm show
Tickets: $18 in advance $22 at the door
Tickets available at TCFA.live
Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2019 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 is often described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews,” an integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks and percussive, harmonic textures. Her first place victory in the acclaimed 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship has earned her featured coverage in Guitar Player Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Premier Guitar. An Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International and a number of major festivals, events, opera houses and theaters nationwide, Christie Lenée performs with radiant joy that awes crowds and inspires fellow musicians.
Christie Lenée is featured in Guitar Player Magazine’s May 2018 Issue. She is also featured in the November Issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine: http://acousticguitar.com/next-gen-fingerstyle-five-young-stars-share-their-secrets/
Christie has shared stages with Tommy Emmanuel, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) to name a few. She has released 5 albums, with “STAY” gaining critical success on a music video supporting Suicide Prevention. In 2018 she released an arrangement of Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill” which garnered media attention across several Digital Publications. AXS.com's Jim Wood noted "through the use of harmonics and tapping, Lenée's infectious style utilizes all parts of the guitar and combines elements of folk, rock and pop into one tasty and eclectic musical stew." She recently told Digital Journal that "years ago, I set my intention to be an inspirational songwriter, though over time I've come to realize that inspiration comes in many forms. Talking about the dark and the light, the beauty and moments of pain are all forms of inspiration."
With over 27,000 followers on Facebook and almost 1 million plays on YouTube, Christie continues to spread the love of music through live performance, radio airplay and appearances various television stations. Her most recent music video "Call My Heart Back Home" premiered via Acoustic Guitar Magazine, with the next video “Free World Citizen” an exploration of the connection between all beings. As an artist, she hopes to bring joy, freedom, and light to the world through the love of music.
“Watching Christie Lenée perform her solo acoustic act is like seeing a firecracker execute a high-wire circus routine while doing flips and juggling flaming bowling pins. But Lenée is not only a one trick pony." ~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
“Christie Lenée is a fine young guitar player, composer and singer whose depth is surprising in our age!” - ~Tommy Emmanuel, CGP
“Christie Lenée is a very creative and skilled musician!” - ~Andy McKee
“… One of the most shockingly moving interludes we’ve ever had. It was more than the fluid, neck-tapping virtuosity. She seemed to radiate joy.” ~ Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots, Nashville, TN
“The message in the music of Christie Lenée is crystal-clear and unambiguous. And that message is a celebration of life, love and joy. The elation in her voice, the ever-present smile on her face, her warm and embracing lyrics, her wonderful between-songs anecdotes, and her brilliant guitar playing all point directly to that message.”
~ Scott Hopkins, MusicFest News