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Lenny Solomon / Press

“Semi-Finalist - 2013 Song Of The Year Songwriters Contest for “Ode To Robert Frost” (Folk Category). Fourth Place - 2013 International Indie Songwriting contest for "It’s Snowin’" (Americana category). Finalist- 2013 Eco Arts Awards songwriting contest for “Global Warming Blues.” Second Place - 2012 International Indie Songwriting contest "Your Flight Has Just Been Canceled" (Americana/Country category). Runner Up - 2012 Song Of The Year Songwriters Contest for "Why" (Folk category)." Finalist - 2011 UK Songwriting contest for "A Soldier Coming Home." Semi-finalist -2011 UK Songwriting contest for the song "Why." Semi-finalist - 2009 UK Songwriting contest for "Test Of Time." Honorable Mention award - 2006 Peacedriven.com Songwriting Award contest for "Gettysburg." Semi-finalist -2005 UK Songwriting contest for "He's A Cowboy" (Country/Folk category)”

Various Songwriting Awards

“The Lenny Solomon Band plays a modern variation of good ole Creedence, with a dash of Petty, and a splash of Wilco. They have just enough country twang and lite-rockin’ folksy blues to grab your attention. I like this a lot, especially the easy effortless way Lenny sings with a wizened adult outlook on life and its complexities. He had some radio success with Let’s Go to Mars, protesting the current war, and his observations of some modern dilemmas like Katrina (“The Flood”) and personal misplaced values (“The Great Judgment”), places his sensitivity and caring center stage. There are a few novelty tunes also (It’s Snowin’ or Rockabilly Kid) which balance his viewpoints. The sound of the band is a major factor, especially the mercurial guitar pickings of Bill Gibbs, who works wonders with his Telecaster and assorted acoustics. Every line is concise and wonderfully constructed, just like you’d expect from any Nashville Star.”

“I had the great pleasure of making the musical acquaintance of Massachusetts-based Lenny Solomon with his “Global Warming Blues” entry on the 2005 Songs for a Better Planet compilation disc.Although Mr. Solomon has a penchant for creating solid blues music with a lyrical social conscience, Maybe Today (2007) is a multi-flavoured, 14-song collection encompassing dreamily reflective folk ballads (“Maybe Today” and “Why”), dance-friendly country shuffles (“Spare Change, “Friendly Rock”), upbeat soft-rock melodies and rhythms (“When No One’s On the Run”, “Island of Misplaced Souls”) and fusions with a Dylan-like blues foundation (e.g. “It’s Snowing”). The mellow “Other Side of the Street” has a Tom Petty/Neil Young influence to it, and speaking of the latter, Mr. Young included Lenny’s “Let’s Go to Mars” track from this CD on his Living with War Today “Songs of the Times” website listing. It was #2 on the now-2000-plus songlist in September”

“Put on your tie dye t-shirt, grab a bottle of wine and a faded quilt blanket, pile in the Volkswagen bus and drive down to see The Lenny Solomon Band play. This is a band that if you lived thru the sixty’s and early seventies, you can relive those historical musical times simply by being in the audience and hearing these guys play the music that they love. Although their sound may be reminiscent of the past , the songwriting is anything but. Songs that certainly are a keen observation of the major issues of our time, permeate this self produced and arranged album. War, The homeless, how mixed up our values are and even a song about Katrina (The Flood) weave thru this record. At times sounding a bit bluesy, there are other moments that echo New Riders of the Purple Sage.”