LARGO — Renowned fingerstyle singer, songwriter and guitarist Christie Lenée will take the stage Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m. at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Tickets start at $29.50 plus service charge. Visit LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6793.
According to Lenée’s official website, symphonic compositions flow effortlessly from your fingertips, with sound ranging from transcendental folk-pop to virtuoso instrumentals. In 2019, she won Acoustic Guitarist of the Year from UK’s Music Radar Magazine, setting her on the path to international stardom.
Lenée has been described as “Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews,” incorporating melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks and percussive, harmonic textures. As an official showcase artist of Folk Alliance International, regularly recording several major festivals, events, operas and theaters nationwide, Lenée performs with a joy that wows crowds and inspires fellow musicians.
Her international tours have taken her to Australia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Beijing and several other Chinese cities. She recently completed the MusiSHEans trio’s European tour which included stops in the UK, Paris, Rome, Prague, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany, as well as four-city support for Tommy Emmanuel Poland.
Lenée also shared the stages with Tim Reynolds of the Dave Matthews Band, Andy McKee and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. His first place finish at the acclaimed 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship led to coverage in Guitar Player Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Premier Guitar and Vintage Guitar.
Lenée has released five albums to date, with “Stay” one of three finalists for Best CD of 2016 at the Indie Acoustic Project Awards. The album features three instrumentals produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records, and a music video for the title track supporting a movement on suicide prevention.
In 2018, Christie released an arrangement of Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill” which garnered significant media attention. During the pandemic, Lenée worked on a solo album in addition to collaborative tracks with artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Phil Keaggy and Laurence Juber. In July 2020, she was featured in the Grammy Museum’s virtual program streaming from Los Angeles.
With over 16,500 fans on Facebook and over a million streams on YouTube, Lenée continues to spread the love of music through live streams, digital broadcasts and virtual appearances on TV channels. television. As an artist, she hopes to bring joy, freedom and light to the world through the love of music.