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The Hippie Song and Neil Young - July 22, 2008

Neil Young, in his ongoing attempt to bring attention to the insanity of war, has created a list of anti-war songs on his website of over 3000 songs by current artists. It's an incredible selection of tunes and I encourage you to check them out.
The Hippie Song is currently sitting at 86, the more it is clicked on, the higher up the list it goes. The numbers change every week so it's probably easier to search for Lenore on the page.

I find it encouraging that so many artists continue to speak for peace!

Here's the link:
http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/lwwsongspage.html

Upcoming Benefit Show - January 24, 2008

I'm really pleased to have been asked to take part in an Artscan Circle Benefit concert in Uxbridge, ON on Sat., March 1st. (see gig listings for details).

Bluegrass band Silverbirch hosts a charity event every year and this year's chosen charity is one dear to my heart as it helps brings music to children who would not otherwise experience it.
www.artscancircle.ca

House Concerts - January 8, 2008

House concerts have been around in the U.S. for a long time but they are just beginning to take off in Canada. They have become my absolute favourite type of gig - most of my US tour dates last year were house concerts.
If you'd like to have me come and play in your home, please drop me an email.
If you want more info about house concerts, try these sites
www.acousticroof.ca www.concertsinyourhome.com

Happy New Year - January 7, 2008

Hey Friends,
Here's hoping 2008 is a wonderful year for us all. Last year was an exciting year with much travel and some cool awards for the new CD. I have return gig offers for Virginia and Pennsylvania but am also working to build a mini Canadian tour this year.

Hopefully our paths will cross!

Cheers to all,
Lenore

U.S. Tour - October 9, 2007

Hey Friends,
It has been a long time since I've added a note here...thanks for dropping by.

I've just returned from another stellar trip to Texas, the more I play there, the more I love it - such an incredible appreciation for songwriting there!

The trip to Virginia earlier went so well I have a 12 day house concert tour booked there for next June....once again, it has been a delight to introduce the concept of house concerts to a new group of folks - they were so taken with my show in Blacksburg that several audience members expressed a desire to host an event themselves and presto! See you there in June.

I'm about to head out to the northeastern U.S. for almost a month, am especially excited to be visiting the Boston area for the first time.

Please also check out www.myspace.com/lenorecanada and/or www.sonicbids.com/lenore .

If you're on Facebook, you can find me there if you search Lenore Elaine.

Cheers to all!
Lenore

CD for sale - January 10, 2007

"Another Life" is now available for sale at www.cdbaby.com/cd/lenore3
and media promotion has started. Clips of all the new songs are on the site now. I'm also up and running on myspace, check it out
www.myspace.com/lenorecanada
I'll be off to Memphis in Feb. to showcase during the folk alliance conference and on to Texas in March to showcase during SXSW.

New CD!! - January 1, 2007

Happy New Year everybody! Here's to a healthy happy '07. And I am celebrating with the arrival of my new CD!

"Another Life" will be released very shortly - the music will be up on this site and cdbaby (and myspace and sonicbids) within the next couple of weeks. Sneak previews will appear any day now though!

The new CD marks a departure from the first two, I went with 'all acoustic' instruments (played by some of Toronto's finest musicians).

And had the incredible privilege of working with well known roots producer Paul Mills who, as many you know, is an amazing player as well.

Stay tuned.....

Another Contest - November 15, 2006

I have made the finals of yet another contest....this time the Singer/Songwriter Finals for the Paragon Entertainment folks. 10 of us will be playing a 30 minute set each in front of judges at the Smiling Buddha Cafe in Toronto on December 1st.

Home Again - November 15, 2006

Just got back from the Northeast Folk Alliance conference in the Catskills....had a wonderful time, made many new friends on this trip and have offers of house concerts in PA and NY so I've begun the process of putting together my visa application for a 2007 tour. Am hoping to re-visit the area in both the spring and the fall.

Texas was great! - October 10, 2006

i had a great trip to Austin, played several showcases throughout the week and then showcased at the SouthWest Regional Folk Alliance Conference....I've got several tentative bookings to add to my "Texas Tour" for next March and plan to return to Austin on a regular basis. What an incredible music town!!! I've never heard so much good music in such a short amount of time, it was simply amazing.

Award Nominee - September 17, 2006

Hey friends,
Just found out I've been nominated in the 'Best Folk' Category for the upcoming Toronto Independent Music Awards to be announced at the Phoenix in Toronto on October 5th, 2006.

Goin' back to Texas! - June 25, 2006

I have been invited back to Austin in September to play some showcases at the SouthWest Folk Alliance Conference - I'll be previewing the new CD and lining up a Texas tour for next winter. This is so cool because I just loved Austin when I was down there during SXSW.

Welcome to the new www.Lenore.com site - June 6, 2006

The new and improved website is live!

Sonicbids Website - May 20, 2006

Electronic Press Kit now available. Go to www.sonicbids.com/lenore to view or download. Includes soundclips from the pre-production demo recently recorded with veteran Toronto roots producer Paul Mills. I'll be recording a new CD at Paul's renowned Millstream Studios this summer.

My trip to Austin during SXSW was fabulous! Both of the showcases went very well and have resulted in invitations to return to Texas as well as several house concerts bookings in the U.S. for next year when the new CD is out.

One of my new tunes, "The Bully" made it to the top 40 of the prestigious Music to Life contest, run by Noel "Paul" Stookey and his daughter Liz. Judges were Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton and Christine Lavin among others. Although I didn't make the final cut, the song will be featured on a special XM radio show that Christine will be airing several times over the next few weeks.

In other news, I have become an approved performing member of Indiegrrl - a co-op label that arose to help female indie artists share info and gigs etc.

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