What makes a song stick in your head or strike a chord in your heart? Lena Rich doesn’t worry about such questions, she simply writes songs that do both. This multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter can hold a room whether playing solo or rocking with a full band. Her songs, although hard to categorize, deliver a sound both familiar and unexpected with catchy, sophisticated yet uncomplicated structures.
Credited with having, “a gift at capturing picturesque lyrics, an ability of distilling something complicated into something accessible to everyone,” (Meeko Israel, WOBC), Lena Rich features “some of the most amazing storytelling you’ll hear by a rising star.” (Discover Nu). Lena Rich's lyrics and bold assuredness evoke a reverence (but not romanticism) for the stark beauty and shifting atmospheres which define her coastal Maine roots. Though her musical elements are layered and hard to pin point, she navigates with deft skill drawing from her early trainings in violin, jazz piano and classical composition to chart a sound “unabashedly her own.” (Amanda Kenyon, Blue Crane Music).
Currently studying music at Oberlin College and Conservatory, Lena Rich is a dedicated musician. She recorded Slow Motion ( EP 2015) and her new album, Something in Between (2018) alongside the best of Maine’s well-respected talent. Lena has also shared the stage with renowned artists such as artists Anais Mitchell, Tony Trischka, Antje Duvekot and the Oakland-based group, The T Sisters.
Following a successful winter release, Lena's 2018 debut full length album, "Something In Between," is now available on all online platforms and is being featured on radio stations from New England to LA. Her summer tour bookings brought her from Maine to Montana. While Lena Rich will surely continue to gain traction, she loves “the feeling of playing for an audience - I never know when or why a particular arrangement of chords and lyrics resonates with someone, but when it does, I feel the connection and that feeling is what keeps me writing and playing music.”