A recent Telluride Troubador Finalist, Rocky Mt. Folks Festival Finalist, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and recipient of numerous songwriting awards, including the Billboard Song Contest & Mid-Atlantic Song to name a few, Christene LeDoux’s down to earth approachability and heart-warming songs are quickly winning the hearts of both fan and industry alike.
Reminiscent of Nanci Griffith, Eva Cassidy and Kate Wolf, Arthur Jefferson of ‘San Francisco Art Magazine’ put it best when he wrote, “The lyrics of Christene LeDoux are so clear and vivid that with each note and tone she emits, a detailed form seems to take shape in our minds. To call LeDoux a storyteller is to understate her skills. She is an artist creating exquisite imagery through song.”
Armed with a map, the road ahead, an acoustic guitar, infectious laughter and a gift for storytelling, Christene travels the world compelled to deliver her songs and stories. All of which are true tales of her family, those she has met along the way, as well as a candid glimpse at what her full-time life on the road is like.
From Sweet Patty, a heart-breaking song about her moms childhood as an orphan to Bus to the Ocean; the true tale of a woman making her may on the bus in San Francisco to set her husband’s ashes free to Tumbleweed; a mesmerizing song about what it’s like to make peace with life as a traveler to the rousing number Immigrant Day; a song inspired by the Mexican immigrants in San Francisco lining up day after day along Cesar Chavez St. looking for work.
Watching Christene perform live is like spending time with your closest friend. Her ease with her audience is alarming … her stories both funny and tragic and just when you think you know where it’s going, she takes you from tears to laughter in a matter of minutes.
An independent musician, Christene handles all her booking and management under her own label, “Little Pumpkin Music” and 6 months or more out of the year bases herself in London and tours all over Europe. Christene has sold over 11,000 CD’s total since the beginning and continues to pick up songwriting awards across the nation. She has toured with and opened for a wide array of major label artists.
Edited by jacoustic on 17 Apr 2006, 10:43
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