2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée, is a captivating performer with a devoted following among instrumental, folk, and rock band audiences. Combining guitar virtuousity, lyrical storytelling, and passion for positivity, she elevates crowds with blissful inspiration and a fire of musicality.
Christie’s unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as “Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.” Her lyrics are consciously uplifting, powerful, and stick in your head as soon as you hear them. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows are said to embody an entire universe of music.
Christie’s pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, and on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Tommy Emmanuel, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, and Stanley Jordan to name a few.
Her most recent album “STAY” was one of three finalists for “Best CD of 2016” (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song “Love Who You Are” nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category “Songs for Personal Transformation.”