Artist in Residence
Adrien Reju is a Woodstock, New York-based singer-songwriter who has been described by the press as "timeless" and "compelling" with "Renoir good looks", and endorsed by her peers including singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata who says she "is like a bird from another planet who can see directly into your heart". With classical training in piano, guitar and percussion, Reju has evolved into an artist who cares deeply about what she creates, from the composition of her songs to the way in which she delivers them to her fans.
Drawing inspiration from influences as diverse as Dolly Parton, Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon and her parents (both classical musicians), Reju has created her own unique brand of indie-folk-retro-pop with indelible melodic hooks. Her strong, clear and expressive Patsy Cline-esque voice is what listeners hear first, but it is her songs with their classic old-soul quality that draw them in and leave them wanting more. In her lyrics, Reju confronts life head-on exploring the many facets of the human condition, often looking for the light in the darkness, the ease in the difficulty, and the beauty in the complexities and subtleties of human relationship, ever searching for what unites us all.
To date, Reju has released one full-length studio album, A Million Hearts, and one EP, Lucky Ones. She has toured the U.S. and Canada appearing as an opener, singer and band member with artists including Rachael Yamagata, A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers), Neko Case, Amos Lee, Gillian Welch, Linda Rondstadt and David Bromberg. Her song "Heartless" was featured in the Hallmark movie Flower Girl, and "All To Myself" has been in regular rotation on such AAA radio programs as WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye and KEAO's The Time Machine with Michael McCartney.
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