Lacey Lee and Martha Grener, founders of the flute & harp duet called Duo L'Adour, have received the 2014 Syracuse Area Music Award (or SAMMY) in the Other Category for their album, Dare to Dream!
"It is pure pleasure listening to You & Me, the debut CD from talented singer/songwriter and harpist Lacey Lee. Her songs are melodic; her lyrics range from thoughtful to playful to mysterious. Lacey's impressive vocals are matched by her stellar musicianship and the spot-on accompaniment of her studio musicians. If "You and Me" is any indication, Lacey is a recording artist and performer whose work is bound to please any music-loving audience."
~Larry Hoyt - host of Common Threads on WAER-FM (88.3 Syracuse)
"It's the perfect CD to pop in your car and melt away the stress of driving around Central New York in construction season."
~Mark Bialczak - Syracuse Post Standard
"Lacey Lee played at the Tully Free Library in July. The music was beautiful and everyone in the audience was mesmerized by the performance. She is a great storyteller, musician, and performer. Lacey graciously hung around after the show to talk with parents and kids and everyone had a blast. We will definitely invited Lacey back to the Library. Thanks!"
~Matt DeLaney - Director of the Tully Free Library
"Lacey attended my week-long summer workshop, where she impressed everyone with the range of her talents, from an inspiring classical performance to a touching and rousing original piece, infusing both with great musicality and personality."
~Deborah Henson-Conant – GRAMMY®-Nominated recording artist / HipHarp.com
"I was completely impressed not only with her musical abilities and beautiful harp performance, but also by her deportment and unquestioned professionalism."
~Dr. Robert Quebbeman - Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Missouri State University
"Lacey & her harp played at the Little Theatre cafe in Rochester this past spring. She not only brought a cool twist to traditional folk song stylings, she was completely engaging, sharing her unique perspective of storytelling ... I'd recommend her in a heartbeat !!"
-Paul Rapalee, cafe director
Two of my albums were nominated for Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs)!
You & Me was nominated in the Pop Category and Duo L'Adour's album Petit Terpsichore: Dances for Flute & Harp was nominated in the Other Category.
Thank you to everyone who worked to help make these albums happen including:
Jeremy Johnson and Subcat Studios, Chris and Martha Grener, Zach Nowak, Ben Haravitch, Judy Stanton, Aaron Welcher, and Max McKee
and all of you who have supported my music.
Without you, none of this would have been possible.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
"Congrats on an inspired album. Wonderful mix with the ensemble parts. Creative and a little Irish!"
"Enjoyed your electric harp concert at the NOPL library! Playing your piano composition of "Silent night" in memory of all the lives taken in Newtown, Ct was very thoughtful of you and very moving."
"Thank you so much for traveling north to share your gift with us! You are a beautifully talented musician, writer and performer."
"From the moment Lacey Lee came onto the stage and plucked the first string, I became in total awe at the pure beauty that one instrument could make."
"Great CD - had a fantastic time listening. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with me - us - everyone."
"I knew the harp was a graceful instrument, but she really brought this out in her recital."