Hailing from Minneapolis, Adrianne Lenker is an authentic and passionate singer, songwriter, and performer. Her debut CD, Stages of the Sun, produced by Steve Hodge (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Sting), was released on LucidTunes when Lenker was only 14. The title cut was a 2005 Independent Music Awards top 5 finalist in the Singer/Songwriter category. Lenker's "My Bliss" was a finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. Four tracks from the album were featured on MTV's The Hills in 2007 and 2008.
Lenker's follow-up CD/DVD, Live at the Southern, was recorded just before her 15th birthday in July 2006 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Her third release, Then the Rain Came, will be released in 2009.
Tim Cain, a writer with the Herald and Review (Illinois), wrote of the singer-songwriter, "I saw her perform in Chicago with an audience largely consisting of musicians. She held this group of professionals enraptured, and we all found one thing unbelievable and asked each other the same question as one voice: 'Is she really 14?' Apparently so, and she's a little like Jewel, except tougher, and a little like Liz Phair, but not quite as edgy. She writes a heckofa song."
Every Thursday from the middle of June until the middle of September, Club Passim presents the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series on Palmer Street in Harvard Square. The concerts are held weekly from 1PM - 2PM.
Presenting Sponsors: Cambridge Arts Council, HSBA, The Coop, Cambridge Trust Company, Harvard University, Irving House, Cambridge Savings Bank, Ben & Jerry's, Cambridge Office for Tourism, Legal Sea Foods
Gold Sponsors: The Andover Shop, Global Light
Silver Sponsors: The Banker Company, Veggie Planet
Bronze Sponsors: Patricia Mazza Real Estate, Getz Commercial Management
Nonprofit friends: Cambridge Arts Council, Charles River Conservancy