Christene LeDoux | little lighthouse

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little lighthouse

by Christene LeDoux

Award winning songwriter w/ stunning vocals, strong lyrics & mellow music to bliss out to. A story-teller of everyday people, ala Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell & Shawn Colvin. Folk & americana tinged. Highly Recommended.
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2. Sweet Patty
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3. Daddy's Cafe
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4. Landslide
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5. Half Moon Bay
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6. Lure of the Road
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7. Deep in a Bottle
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8. Bus to the Ocean
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9. Analisa
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10. I wanna
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11. The Break-up Suite
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12. The words I can't get out
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13. Do you ever fall?
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14. Guardian Angel
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15. My Best Friend
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16. *Special surprise hidden track...
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Christene's CD made it on to CDBaby's Top 100 sellers of 2003 & TWO different 2004 compilation CD's... Given to 5000 CDBaby.com customers each time. Thanks for getting her there!

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Performing Songwriter's Top 12 DIY Pick - July 2004:
"Studied, quiet and disarmingly honest, Christene LeDoux's Little Lighthouse is a brave and hushed record ... conjuring the finest and most understated qualities of the current contemporary singer-songwriter genre."

Maverick Magazine/UK, Special Pick/Ladies Choice (2005):
"...Upon popping in this CD, and hearing the first notes of Enya-like, Christene can transport you to other lands, or bring you home to a place within your heart..."

"Christene paints perfect, little vignettes of life with her songs - all the richer due to the pleasure of listening to her sensual voice."
- Bill Groll, Austin Americana

"...a thoroughly nice record in every way."
- David Cowling, Americana UK

"...Little Lighthouse is packed with sixteen songs, with the first as good as the last..."
- Greg Tutweiler, Singer Magazine

"Christene Le Doux's album "Little Light House has hardly left my CD player..."
- Windsor Art Centre, UK July 2007

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A Telluride Troubador Finalist, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Finalist, Rocky Mt. Folks Festival Finalist, Founder's Title Folk & Bluegrass Festival Finalist, USA Songwriting Award winner and Billboard Songwriting Award winner to name a few, Christene's down to earth approachability and heart-warming songs are quickly winning the hearts of both fan and industry alike.

Although reminiscent in some ways to folk icons Nanci Griffith, Patty Griffin & Kate Wolf and with a voice often compared to that of the late Eva Cassidy, it's not to be mistaken that Christene's voice, songs and show are all her own.

Arthur Jefferson of 'San Francisco Art Magazine' put it best whenhe wrote, "The lyrics of Christene LeDoux are so clear and vivid that with each note and tone she emits, a detailed form seems to take shape in our minds. To call LeDoux a storyteller is to understate her skills. She is an artist creating exquisite imagery through song. Her entire performance was pure art, her voice of angelic purity. Through every song the crowd was entranced, the aura of their love and appreciation a palpable presence in the club. This is what the experience of music is all about."

Christene has, as a many folk singers before her, lived hard and traveled far, earning each mile and tale as only a wandering minstrel can do.
Living everywhere from California to Arizona, Alaska to Connecticut, Colorado to Tennessee, Texas to London, on the roads & in the campgrounds of the US in her Ford truck & Airstream trailer and now the alps of Innsbruck, Austria - this well traveled troubador is a gifted storyteller, mesmerizing singer and possesses some of the best songwriting & lyrics out there.

Christene has done everything from writing sports in both California and Arizona to fueling airplanes at the Grand Canyon after her car broke down there on her way to training in Washington DC to work with children in Ghana, Africa. She did a brief stint in Alaska raising huskies, held a job at a lipstick holder builder factory in rural Connecticut, worked in Real Estate, as a waitress and as a mountain photographer in Vail, Colorado. In San Francisco, Christene started a dog-walking/training business, trained and worked as both a clown, children's party planner and caterer and as her music began to take hold, was hired for one of twelve auditioned spots to play the outdoor stages at Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square. There she honed her skills and before she even had a CD to sell, managed to sell over 5000 home-burned demo CD's to both locals and tourists from around the world.
Finding her calling as a songwriter at nearly 30, Christene finished what would be her last job before music was her job, a full-time live-in nanny.

For those that have crossed paths with Christene - they know calling Austin, Texas, London, England and Innsbruck, Austria home is exactly what you would expect from not only a self-confessed Tumbleweed but an often labeled perpetual wanderer.

As one British reviewer wrote, "She delivers both stories and songs with such passion and conviction that you can't help but know she is onto something good. I was left in no doubt that to see Christene perform live is about more than just live music. It is about being given a unique opportunity to understand who the person behind that music is, and to share for a brief time, her life on the road and be a part of that journey."


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Monica

Great CD!
I first saw Christene in Visalia, CA, in a Borders bookstore while shopping for a studyguide, and she was singing "I wanna" and the words just really called my attention, so i stopped in to listen, she really does have an amazing voice, i really recommend that everyone get this cd. unlike mainstream music nowadays, Christene is a master storyteller, her songs tell a heartfelt story.

Jackie Hallenback

Going far!
I first saw Christine performing in San Francisco on Fisherman's Wharf. I bought her 5 song cd then and was not only mesmerized by her live performance but the demo was beautiful! I have since bought Little Lighthouse, her full cd. Christene not only has the voice of an angel but she is a natural storyteller. Her songs are like mini novels. She is incredibly sweet and while my family and I were listening to her, she sang a special song to my 4 year old daughter.
I highly recommend this cd and anything Christine puts out.

Laura T Lynch of Kweevak.com

Ledoux has the voice of an angel!
Ledoux has the voice of an angel with a wide vocal range and sings with integrity and emotion. Christene plays acoustic guitar on this fifteen plus bonus track collection. She is joined by other talented players who add electric guitars, bass, percussion and jamba giving her acoustic based songs a fuller richer sound. Christene's music is melodic folk featuring imaginative lyrics that bring her stories to life. Little Lighthouse is an enlightening CD, full of vibrant visual songs. 'Sweet Patty' is the poignant story of an orphan girl that brings tears to your eyes with its touching tale and Christene's heartfelt execution. It segues into 'Daddy's Café' another moving song featuring rich lyrics and sad subtle instrumentation. It is followed by an impressive folksy cover of 'Landslide'. Christens is a versatile vocalist who shines brightly on her latest release!

Marc Gunn, The Bards Crier

Brilliant
This album is just brilliant. Christene has a beautiful, mesmerizing and captivating lyrics and song construction. The whole sound is peaceful and enchanting. Thank you Christene! I can't wait for your next CD.

Kerri Bowan

TOP 10!
Christene has made it to my TOP 10 CD's of all time. A songwriter who is not only true to herself but what she sings and writes about to others. Little Lighthouse is so full of honesty and beauty...from the opening track about her mom to the last (hidden!) about her parents divorcing. I've seen her live more times than I can count and as much as I love little lighthouse, seeing Christene live is an absolute MUST for everyone. What a humbling and mesmerizing show. You'd be crazy not to buy this CD or better yet, go see her live!!

RL - Sing out Summer 2003 Vol. 47 #2

"one thing is clear: Christie LeDoux has a great voice...."
After listening to a couple of songs on Little Lighthouse one thing is clear: Christie LeDoux has a great voice. While songs like “Daddy’s Café” may sound like typical singer-songwriter fare, the emotion-filled vocals make the lyrics seem more real. Also, don’t miss LeDoux’s folky
version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”

Kevin Cordi, Nationally Known Professional Storyteller, West Hil

“Christine is a Storyteller. Regardless if she is using a guitar to carry her
“Christine is a Storyteller. Regardless if she is using a guitar to carry her voice, she is first a storyteller. Her stories coupled by her melody is enchanting, inviting, and most of all, personal. She is a folk singer/storyteller that includes us with each tale. As we listen we are invited to join in the memories, the pictures, and the stories. The pictures unfold from her words, her music, and most of all her. Her clearly designed craft is fashioned like a home maid quilt, each stitch echoes her life, and each fabric forms a beautiful realistic mosaic of her art and her adventures. She is a singer, a storyteller, but most of all a gift giver. Her stories and her songs are her greatest gift.”

Harold Dow (CBS 48 HOURS)


“Wow!…you’re going far…great music Christene."

Deborah Pardes (Mentl Music Productions, 1999 Lilith Faire winne


“I like your songs. Really well developed and melodic."

Rick

Escape from the Hard Edge
Christene Ledoux plays confectionary folk powdered with intimate personal imagery and lots of driving. She drifts over toward sugar glazed country on "Deep in a Bottle" and chocolate-covered rock on "Guardian Angel." She freely and liberally mixes sentiment and honest emotion in the stories she sings. Her smile is clearly audible when she sings about mom and dad. Children of all ages can drift away on her angelic voice and her neverending current of acoustic guitar riffs. The album is an escape from the hard-edge, the cool glitz, and the rampant anarchy prevalent in so much popular music. Hearing it is like flipping through a coffee-table scrapbook full of family photos and other personal snapshots.
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