Christie Lenée

2017 Fingerstyle Guitar Champion

In Concert
Saturday, June 30, 2018 – 8:00 pm
Hirut’s – 2050 Danforth Avenue

Purchase Tickets Online or call (416) 722-6524

 

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Based on how quickly Christie’s career is progressing, this will likely be your only opportunity to see her in such an intimate setting in Toronto. I predict she will be playing venues 3 or 4 times the size within a year or so. 

Guitar Player Magazine recently discovered her and wrote,

“Christie Lenée won the prestigious International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas last fall, and she got high praise from our April cover artist Tim Reynolds. So when we saw Lenée had a gig scheduled at a new acoustic venue near GP’s California headquarters, a trip to see the troubadour was in order.

Armed with a Maton EGB808 6-string, a Martin D12-35 50th Anniversary 12-string, a few effects pedals, and foot percussion, Lenée proceeded to wow an appreciative audience in the well-tuned room with an array of virtuosic overhand tapping, harmonic slapping, and classically inspired fingerstyle techniques.

Lenée demonstrated impressive vocals, as well—particularly on a stellar cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi.’

The guitar highlight was clearly her blow-by-blow account of how she went about winning the International Fingerstyle Championship. The audience reacted as if the competition was happening again right then and there. Lenée had everybody pulling for her, and by the time she got through performing, they might as well have wheeled out a podium and draped a medal around her neck.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with the next great fingerstyle guitarist.

Read the complete Guitar Player Magazine Article here