Unity of The Blue Ridge invites you to share in an evening of great music featuring LEA!
Bring a self-contained meal and beverage (no alcohol) around 6:00 PM and enjoy dinner with friends before the concert - tables will
be set up inside, or bring your own blanket, weather permitting. The concert begins at 7:00 PM.
About LEA: “A great voice singing great songs.” That is the simplest way to introduce you to LEA’s music. While
she often draws comparisons to other female phenoms like Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco, LEA’s sound seamlessly blends gospel, jazz, country and R&B into her own style - SoulFolk.
LEA was born in
Baltimore to a father who toured the world playing trumpet in the funk band Black Heat and a mother who dreamed of opera while performing with her siblings in the Jones Family Gospel Singers. LEA was singing on the pulpit of the Baptist church where she grew
up as soon she could speak. When she discovered the acoustic guitar as a teenager, she began teaching herself to play by writing songs. LEA’s final year in high school in Germany at a classical conservatory, where she sang with the jazz ensemble Black
& White and co-wrote with the British pop trio Indigo Wild.
Having shared the stage with luminaries including Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams and Anthony Hamilton, LEA performs at a far-ranging array of venues,
including arts centers, universities, festivals, and places of worship. She is consistently acknowledged by the Washington Area Music Association* as one of the region’s best vocalists, songwriters and recording artists. She is a graduate of the prestigious
Artist-in-Residence program at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD and a beloved children's music performer among DC families.
LEA’s latest recording, the crowd-funded and highly-anticipated “Let
You In,” is a collection of songs the artists hopes will cultivate greater compassion for femininity. LEA's stunning vocals and award winning songwriting are supported by rich instrumentation, featuring Howard Levy (of Bèla Fleck and the Flecktones)
on the harmonica.
Tickets are available in our bookstore or online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3570028