Christie Lenée is a high-energy performer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A classically trained guitarist and composer, her unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews- delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs.
Christie has been seen many times on stage with Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band) and a stellar cast of musicians including Andy McKee, 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.
Instrumental composer, producer and singer/songwriter Christie Lenée just released her 4th studio album “STAY”. It contains seven vocal and three instrumental tracks comprised of melodious guitar pieces, uplifting song lyrics and modern fingerstyle guitar. 3 songs include special guest Tim Reynolds (Guitarist from Dave Matthews Band), in addition to 3 instrumental pieces produced by the legendary and Multi-Grammy Award Winning Producer Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records). These glorious instrumental pieces vary, from “Soaring Over Glacier Bay” with 27 cellos and a symphonic essence, to “Sweet Little Piece” featuring the Veillette Soprano 12 string guitar.
The album begins with an ethereal multilayered vocal intro reminiscent of the Beatles, leading into the title track “Stay”. Christie shines a bright light on suicide awareness and prevention, expressing that every person is special and has something unique to contribute to this world. “I intend to translate to the listener that it’s okay to go through rough times. In those moments when you feel like running… whether from a job, a relationship, or running from life itself… Take a breath. Stay, and know that there is another way. You’re the only one who can be you.” – Christie Lenée
The new album “Stay” was released on October 1st and will be followed by expansive touring in the US, Australia, Asia, Canada and Europe in 2017.
“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)