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"Live Review: LiveNewOrleans.com"

January 6, 2005

"The incompetence of The Saints gave local singer/songwriter Lee Quick some room for social commentary Thursday night at The Neutral Ground Coffee House. The premise of the song was that the Saints will win The Super Bowl when (insert when-hell-freezes-over-impossibility here). That was as obvious as it got. Most of the humor spread throughout her other folk/country songs was wry and subtle.

Quick was armed with a six-string electric/acoustic guitar. A character stuck in routine, the beauty in nature, and love lost made up some of the subjects in her tight ditties. Quick also did an admirable job of conveying the spunk in two Elvis Costello covers. Quick's voice had a country twang, but most of her songs had a bluesy feel, either on the surface or as an undertone. Her cynical outlook permeated the material. Her voice was pleasant when she tested her lungs and took it to the limit; that's when she was most likely to hit some beautiful notes.

Locally renowned violinist Gina Forsyth joined Quick for a few songs, and the two connected well. Forsyth's exuberance and flow on her instrument added a fun energy to the show.

Quick's smart charm and sweet demeanor made her songs more than just another bunch of overly earnest folkies." - liveneworleans.com

"CD Review: Rootstime.de"

Geboren in Lake Charles, LA (en een prachtige song van Lucinda Williams en onlangs ontdekt in een nog mooiere versie van Barbara Blue op de cd "Memphis 3RD & Beale", zie recensie oktober) en naar New Orleans verhuist in 1992. Daar behaalde het mooie kind uitstekende resultaten aan de locale universiteit (Music Education) en koos, na een jaar voor de klas te hebben gestaan, voor een carriere in het leger. Maar ik denk dat zij meer haar basgitaar vasthield dan het een of ander wapen want in 2001 koos zij resoluut voor een muzikale carriere. Optredens en prijzen wegkapen in lokale idoolwedstrijden gingen haar beter af en de volgende logische stap is dan het opnemen van een cd. Met muzikale invloeden gaande van The Beatles en Elvis Costello naar Johnny Cash en Lucinda Williams kan je er donder op zegen dat je dan in het Americana, Alt-Country, New Folk wereldje terecht komt. Maar... de Louisiana singer-songwriter / gitariste Lee Quick kwam begin 2004 op de proppen met het album "Do You Think ?" "What do you think" zou een betere titel geweest zijn. Ik ga er geen doekjes omdraaien...ik vind dit maar een matige cd die deze 'smart-sexy, straight-shooting, and occasionally funny as hell Lee Quick' op ons loslaat. Ik krijg regelmatig het gevoel dat ik naar een jongere versie van Ria Valk aan het luisteren ben die hoognodig een cowboy wil als man. Het heeft allemaal weinig te maken met het door ons zo geliefde Americana / Alt-country / Roots Rock gebeuren en kan Lee Quick dan ook maar alleen de raad geven om met een hamburgerzaakje of karaokebar te beginnen Bij het overschouwen van haar, en dat mag ook gezegd worden, verzorgde website zag ik dat het leuke dametje regelmatig optreedt in het Bluebird Cafe (Nashville). Het zal wel laat op de avond zijn denk ik...(SWA) - rootstime.de

"CD Review: BestFemaleMusicians.com"

"Louisiana's Lee Quick creates a CD that certainly has the down home flavor you would expect from an artist from the deep south. ... The instrumentation is perfect, never getting in the way of what Lee is trying to convey through her well-thought-out vocal lines. ...

"Lee shows a dark sense of humor on "Bored To Hell," creating a love lost song in a unique and interesting fashion. "If I Apologize" is a beautiful torch song guaranteed to have plenty of people crying into their beer. ... Lee seems to have a gift for writing thoughtful lyrics for these types of songs. ...

"Lee is a musician who I am sure would be a joy to see perform live and I certainly would not be surprised to see any of these songs in your local honky-tonk jukebox, and for that fact, receiving a good deal of plays."
-- Dennis Halsey - Dennis Halsey

"CD Review: Americana-UK.com"

An intelligent blend of folk, blues, bluegrass and country with occasional flashes of lyrical insight (no wonder she’s not popular in her native New Orleans). I think the word for it is sassy; these lyrics sum it all up: ‘yeah, you tore out my heart, showed it to me, threw it on the floor, stepped on it, turned around – showed your best side – and walked out the door’.

Her voice caresses words at times and at others pushes them away; the backing is generic which doesn’t really matter as it’s all in the delivery and the lyrics. The sincere ‘If I Apologise’ and ‘Tell Me’ show that she can do heartfelt too.
6 out of 10 - Americana-UK.com


"Do You Think?" CD self-released February 2004
"Songs For Refugees" downloads self-released August 2007
"I Wandered..." downloads self-released March 2008

CD Compilations:
"Willow Tree Bend" included on "The Goddess Within" CD, benefitting women's domestic abuse programs, 2004

If you've scrolled down this far, congratulations! You now know everything there is to know about Lee Quick. Or not.



Lee Quick is your typical female singer / songwriter / guitarist / Katrina refugee / ex-Army-bassoonist with a steel plate in her wrist and a penchant for sarcasm.

Multi-faceted, smart-sexy, and occasionally funny as hell, Lee Quick dishes out Americana, alt. country, new folk, and whatever else she likes. The ex-New Orleans singer-songwriter-guitarist delivers insightful and well-crafted songs with wit and warmth, and with attitude ranging from wry to wrathful to sentimental.

A lifelong musician, Lee is an experienced and compelling performer, able to deliver intensity and nuance in her live shows, and as comfortable on a festival stage as in a living room. In short: she sounds good, plays good and looks good doing it.

Lee's original songs show eclectic influences, including the Beatles, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and Lucinda Williams. Her first album "Do You Think?" recorded in a shotgun house (now deceased) in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, was self-released in February 2004 and is available for download all over the Internets, including iTunes and cdbaby.com.

Recent releases [available at LeeQuick.com] are "I Wondered" (2008, 6 songs), "Songs For Refugees" (2007, 11 songs) and the single "Yes Please (Big Brother)". She records her songs at home on an iMac with GarageBand 3. Yes, it's all her.

Lee started with her first three original songs at an open mic in January 2001, and because all three did not suck, she quickly progressed to appearances such as the "15 Minutes" singer-songwriter showcase at the House of Blues (New Orleans), the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair (thrice), and the long-running Abita Springs Opry, which presents Louisiana roots music on local TV and radio. Lee won second place in the 2002 MOVA Festival Songwriters Competition (Alabama) and was a finalist in 2003, placing songs in folk, country, and rock/alternative categories. That year she also made her first festival appearance at the Southern Womyn's Festival in Georgia. In 2004 Lee performed live on "New Orleans After Midnight," broadcast locally on FOX 8 TV, and played at Tipitina’s in uptown New Orleans two months before the hurricane hit.

In 2005 Lee survived a forced relocation from New Orleans to Nashville, Tennessee, where she appears regularly around town, including the famous Bluebird Cafe Writers Night. In April 2006 she appeared singing in a choir surrounding Keith Urban on the CMT Music Awards, and got a great view of his backside.

Lee also has a Master's degree in music, but please don't hold that against her.