LJ Atkinson
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LJ Atkinson

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LJ Atkinson is a lyricist and vocalist who enjoys arranging words into rhythmic, logical, and emotional structures.

Atkinson was born in San Jose, CA in 1984 and lived on the San Francisco Peninsula during her childhood. In 2000 and 2001, she won California Arts Scholarships in poetry, attending the California State Summer School for the Arts. She studied poetry at Brown University from 2003-2007.

In 2007, she moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area and began writing songs. In 2010, she participated in composer DC Meckler's songwriting workshop class at Canada College, where she met collaborators, expanded her musical knowledge, and participated in her first studio recording session. LJ's musical horizons are constantly expanding. Some of her songwriting influences include Richard Thompson, Leonard Cohen, and Laura Nyro.