Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Folk/rock, folk/blues and contemporary folk, with country influences
Most recent release, Another Life (2007)
Although Lenore's voice has been compared to Sheryl Crow and Ricki Lee Jones, her voice and style seem most evocative of K.T. Oslin, with a touch of Wynonna Judd. (email@example.com)
See album comments below
Recommended first album:
Check website for current availability
Highly Recommended for fans of contemporary folk and folk/blues music.
Lenore—vocals, acoustic guitar
Lenore Elaine & Paul LaChapelle
Lenore's saucy, tongue-in-cheek delivery of songs like "Here Comes Trouble" and "I've Wanted You (For A Very Long Time)," combined with a good vocal range from alto to soprano, communicate an infectious enthusiasm very effectively to her listeners. High energy, country rock 'n roll tunes like "I Keep Changing," "This Song" and "Doin' It", combined with distinctively change-of-pace, slower-tempo country/bluesy tunes like: "I Don't Want You To Die," "A Day At A Time," "Born With The Blues," and "Goin' To New Orleans" maintain interest throughout the album. My least favorite song was the onomatopoetic "Doin' It," with its admittedly admirable admonition not to tolerate abuse. The 13 songs on Lenore were pretty evenly divided between folk/rock and folk/country blues tunes, with a couple of more contemporary folk tunes, such as "This Song" and the truly outstanding "Just One More" shovel of sand in the face of the human soul. This latter song, beautifully and plaintively sung, follows in the folk-singing footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Don McLean, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg and Kate Wolfe, to name more than a few. It's only a matter of time before Lenore's engaging voice and songs are more widely heard and appreciated at all points south of her native Canada. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Email info @ lenore . com
Thanks to Dave Nelson for work on this entry.
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