With nearly 15 years of touring under her belt, dozens of countries invited to perform in and over 15,000 CDs independently sold, Award-winning songwriter Christene LeDoux is the real deal -- a Troubador in the truest sense of the word.
A jack of all trades before music found her, Christene did everything from fueling airplanes at the Grand Canyon to writing sports in Flagstaff. She was a clown, dog walker and nanny and in a small factory in rural America she fell into building lipstick holders. And that's just the tip of the ice burg, so we'll stop there.
Living everywhere from Northern California to Arizona, Alaska to Connecticut, Vail to Nashville, Austin to London, in the campgrounds of the US in her truck & Airstream and now the alps of Austria, Christene LeDoux's life was made for songwriting.
This lifetime of unique trades and travel all before she even picked up a guitar, would set the stage for what would become the Christene LeDoux we know today, a singer, songwriter and storyteller. And lucky us.
Christene's debut release, 'Little Lighthouse' (2003) raked in an impressive list of songwriting awards and accolades, major label tour requests at home and abroad, tv/film placement, International radio airplay and steady sales. Her follow-up, 'dust 'n' branches, songs from a wanderer' (2008) doing more of the same, also continues to garner attention and rave reviews.
Watching American-born songwriter Christene LeDoux 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.
Art Jefferson of San Francisco Art Magazine put it best when he wrote, "To call LeDoux a storyteller is to understate her skills. She is an artist creating exquisite imagery through song. Her entire performance was pure art, her voice of angelic purity. Through every song the crowd was entranced, the aura of their love and appreciation a palpable presence in the club. This is what the experience of music is all about."
A few highlights
Music included in a companion CD to Derek Siver's latest book, 'Anything you want'. CDbaby Editors Pick (dust 'n' branches, songs from a wanderer). CDbaby Top Seller (Little Lighthouse). Top of Euro Americana charts in first week of release (dust 'n' branches, songs from a wanderer). Maverick Magazine's Ladies Choice (UK). Telluride Troubador/Falcon Ridge/Rocky Mt./Founder's Title Folk & Bluegrass Festival and (3-time) Tucson Folk Festival Finalist (USA). USA Songwriting and Billboard Songwriting Awards. Performing Songwriter Magazine's Top 10 DIY pick (Little Lighthouse). Tour support for an array of major label artists both in the US and Europe. Sought-after DIY panelist at Conferences & Festivals worldwide, including SXSW in Austin, Texas, Musician's Institute in Los Angeles and West Coast Songwriter's Association in California to name a few. Long-time music journalist for an array of publications, both print and online.