Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon’s style has been compared to early Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, he regularly performed there on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for songwriters such as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years as a solo performer he shared bills with many touring performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John.
Maybe Today was released 2/1/07. In a review by Holly Moors (Moors Magazine in The Netherlands), she states, “We have a weak spot for Lenny Solomon. The man writes lovely, touching and beautiful songs that stay with me. When Armando’s Pie came out he told me his next album would be a band-affair once more. That new album (Maybe Today) has become his best so far. His other albums can be considered as a collection of very fine songs, this one has also become a beautifully balanced, complete album.” To date, various cuts from his albums have been aired on over 130 radio stations as far away as Siberia. “
Singer-Songwriter / Vocalist / Pianist / Guitarist
Born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, Junko Ogawa began classical piano training at the early age of four. She recalls by age fifteen, she was enamored by an eclectic mix of musical styles–folk, pop, ballads, rock, fusions of Japanese, British, and American music–while maintaining her original love of classical music.
At the age of nineteen, Junko arrived in the United States to attend college. Her musical endeavors soon followed. Over the years, she has performed in rock and pop bands as a piano/keyboard player. Her exposure to an ever-increasing body of music expanded her interest to include blues, jazz, and R & B.
In recent years, Junko added guitar to her repertoire which inspired her vocal training and her songwriting. A few of her many musical influences are Chopin, Akaitori, Sting, and Sarah Vaughan. Junko writes and performs in both the English and Japanese languages.
Junko is based in the greater Boston area and is currently performing in and around New England.