Adrianne Lenker
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Adrianne Lenker

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Interview: Adrianne Lenker"

When Adrianne Lenker sent us her debut album Hours Were the Birds earlier this month it was love at first site. Drenched in pretty imagery, there’s a modern and mature twist to the album. Collectively it calls to mind the simple yet evocative likes of Emmy the Great and Lisa Mitchell, playing into our love of the acoustic guitar paired with intelligent lyrics. - Drunken Werewolf

"Indtroducing: Adrianne Lenker- Hours Were the Birds"

An introspective listen on a rainy day- warm a cup of tea and sink into the depths of Adrianne Lenker’s Hours Were The Birds.

‘See you there softly moving, sweet around my pain, fixing my heart and my hands and my brain.’

With the subtle confidence of a 21-year-old Berklee graduate on full scholarship, Lenker explores, minimally and elegantly, love loss and growing pain in purest form. Milky harmonies are teaming with movement and lyrical reflections of young love.

Fans of Sea of Bees and Iron & Wine are sure to find a kindred tenderness in Lenker’s saccharine voice. - Crack in the Road


Hours Were the Birds: December 2013

Live At The Southern: January 2007 - LucidTunes

Stages of the Sun: February 2006 - LucidTunes



Hailing from Minneapolis, the city that birthed legends like Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould and His Royal Purpleness, Adrianne Lenker is an authentic, passionate singer, songwriter, and performer. Her debut CD, Stages Of The Sun, produced by Steve Hodge, was released on LucidTunes when Adrianne was only 14. Her followup CD/DVD, Live At The Southern, was recorded a few days before her 15th birthday in July of 2006 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. At 16, she shifted gears, redefining her style as folky and raw with an indie-pop edge. Shortly after graduating Berklee on a full scholarship awarded by Susan Tedeschi, Lenker moved to New York City in 2012 and released her newest, and what she considers to be her true debut album, Hours Were the Birds

Adrianne's vocal influences have ranged from Billie Holiday to Bjork, and her sound has been described by blogs as "a mix of Laura Marling, Coco Rosie and Joni Mitchell." ( She won the 2013 Kerville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition, and was a finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. She has opened up for Susan Tedeschi at Joe's Pub in NYC, as well as Ryan Montbleau at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. She is a poignant and versatile songwriter, and a exceptional guitarist. In a time of assembled artistry Adrianne is a breathe of fresh air. Hours Were the Birds could possibly be just a glimpse into the future of this amazing young woman.