“Her shoes suit her music!” That may sound odd, but Canadian singer/songwriter Lenore Elaine will tell you that she hears it all the time. Certainly, her red high-top runners evoke the sense of irreverent fun this fiery singer brings to her up-tempo high-energy performances. Her song topics and moods range from political to poignant with her trademark sense of humor apparent throughout.
Lenore has been compared to Marianne Faithfull, Melanie and Nico among others, and her lyrics reflect the influence of her songwriting heroes Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and John Prine. The music itself is a unique blend of folk, rock, country and blues.
Lenore has just released her 4th CD of all original songs. "Every Once In A While" was produced by renowned musician and producer Ken Whiteley and features some of Toronto's finest folk/roots musicians. Lenore's new songs showcase her trademark 'burrow into your brain' lyrics and upbeat melodies and yes....she still wears the red sneakers on stage.
She has been nominated for several awards, such as ‘Best Folk Artist’ by the Toronto Independent Music Awards, ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ in Durham Region and has received international recognition in several songwriting contests.