Phoebe Legere and Tennessee Angel
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Phoebe Legere and Tennessee Angel

Perkins, OK | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE | AFM

Perkins, OK | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Americana Folk




"New Yorker"

“Ka-boom...Ah!!! Phoebe was born on the 4th of July. We like Phoebe.” - -

"New York Times"

"A charismatic showman who works the audience with the razor edged skill of a veteran comic poking, teasing, and caressing it with clever turns of phrase both musical and verbal”- New York Times
"LEGERE plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.” - New York Times -


"Phoebe Legere, a name to conjure with.... She is an American original, she's fun, she's funny, she's smart, She's a beauty, but the main thing about her is SHE’S GOOD" -Studs Terkel -

"New York Times"

"Like Marylou Williams, she can maintain a rollicking left hand that segues easily from stride to boogie-woogie while tickling the piano's upper register into sublime submission.” -

"Interview Magazine"

“Phoebe Legere is a genius....” -

"White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Kofi Forson"

“PHOEBE LEGERE is a living, breathing example of Brigitte Bardot in the film And God Created Woman...a deeply serious artist...An amazing musical intellect. - -

"Provincetown Magazine"

"Often copied, never equaled, PHOEBE LEGERE is a virtuoso who zaps the listener into a new reality. Legere per- sonifies the divine feminine; her multi-octave voice has been compared to Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin and Maria Callas...Legere is a nuclear, spinning, multi-dimensional, creative force” - -

"The Phoenix"

PHOEBE LEGERE is a magnificent musician .She is a very special human being and her radiance is instantly recognizable when she steps on stage.” -

"New York Post"

"Perfection's name is Phoebe. She is beautiful, talented and sexy. A great singer...her band is excel- lent... a magnificent voice, a wild sense of humor...(She is) an extremely intelligent Vassar graduate who can play five instruments...Superb!” -


"PHOEBE LEGERE is the female Frank Zappa..." - Roman Kozack -

"CBC Canada"

"New York-based multi-media performer PHOEBE LEGERE is a true Renaissance performer. She's performed at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre, toured with Bowie, been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, PBS, and in The New York Times, starred in an HBO production, and created The Shamancycle, a 15 person monster eagle vehicle that runs on alternative energy.” - Bob Morsereau, CBC Canada -

"Washington Post"

"LEGERE is an expressive and versatile singer whose voice ranges from a dark and earthy alto to a gorgeous daz- zling high soprano.She combines intelligent lyrics and a fusion of French musette, Cajun, pop, rock, folk and jazz into a "roots alternative" stew. - -

"RockNYC, Iman Labedi"

"A master writer of startlingly beautiful, heroic songs.” -

"Providence Journal"

“LEGERE is the real deal...a combination of melodic precision and range with a blues-jazz expressive ability that is stunning. - Rick Massimo, Providence Journal -


Still working on that hot first release.



Phoebe Legere is an American folk/Americana songwriter, multi-instrumentalist,storyteller and singer.

Studs Terkel at NPR called Phoebe Legere “an American original” whose “beautiful voice will take your breath away.” -NPR.

Her band Tennessee Angel has been called "Superb!" by the New York Post. 

Phoebe Legere, from an Acadian/Cajun and Native American family, has been playing Americana with La Famille Legere Band since she was five years old. Her cousin Ray Legere, a bluegrass/acoustic legend joins her on her new album Heart of Love. 

Legere’s HEART of LOVE album is a paean to the outlaw ecstasy of life on the road. Legerewrites songs that are folk-country tall tales. Legere twists grief into humor and counters existential angst with a whoop of joy. Her French-English Cajun Moon begins with Legere singing a chanson about a woman in a hurricane; then she suddenly changes the channel to spin a yarn about riding an alligator while making love and drinking bourbon out of a to-go cup!

Legere’s Native American heritage is the basis for much of her flashing nature imagery: In Blue
Canoe Blues we hear her singing in Abenaki, the language of her ancestors. OK Cupid is a
song about computer dating with a surprising twist.

Legere, both philosopher and a poet, writes songs that are multivalent Rubik’s cubes of wit,
emotion, and wry social commentary. The author of 4 Epic poems, Legere deals with family, ro-
mance, disillusion, birth, homecoming and death. On Wrong Honky Tonk Legere plays master-
ful honky tonk piano throughout, and wields her accordion like a spiritual sword.

Legere’s down to earth Lightening Hopkins-influenced blues guitar playing can be heard on the
album. She has surrounded herself with some of the best musicians in the business including
Dave Malakowski (Savoy Brown Blues Band), Eric McDonald (Mandolin), Ray Legere (violin)
Paul Smitty Smith (Lap Steel Guitar) and Dae Bennett (background vocals.)

Legere’s voice goes easily from a “soprano of winsome sweetness” to a “low down blues growl.”

Legere has performed thousands of shows, from Country Fairs to NPR, from Folk Festivals to
the Pow Wow circuit, from Songwriter Circles to a CBS Sunday Morning feature when she won
First Runner-Up in “America’s Hottest Accordionist Contest” in Branson, Mi.

She has licensed her songs to HBO, Canal PLUS in France, Island Pictures and RAI UNO. She
has been covered by the BBC and CBC in Canada. She’s played with Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel,
John Hartford, Steve Martin, David Bowie and the Boston Symphony. 

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