Christie Lenée might have two world titles and six albums under her belt, but that doesn’t stop her mom from sending her some inspirational words.
“It’s really cute. She sends them to me probably every other day,” Lenée tells me when we met over Zoom in late October, searching through her inbox for the latest message. “‘Dear Music, thanks for always clearing my head, healing my heart, and lifting my spirit.”
Lenée’s spirits must be pretty high these days. The celebrated singer/songwriter and award-winning guitarist spoke with me ahead of the release of her sixth album, “Coming Alive,” which dropped Nov. 18. The album marks something of a departure for Lenée, who is known for letting her guitar take the lead, whether it’s the acoustic, electric, or 12 string (her strumming knows no bounds). In “Coming Alive,” it’s her voice that’s doing the talking – or rather, the singing.