Lena Elizabeth



Lena Elizabeth is a singer/songwriter based in Minneapolis Minnesota, writing songs influenced by folk storytelling with a voice rooted in the blues. The youngest in a household full of musicians, she succeeds in blending old and new influences to create a Pop/Roots sound that is approachable across generations.

Lena's debut EP 'The Line' marries simplicity of tone with the stories of her reality. Leading with subdued yet tactile vocal lines, her words take a path between playful and bluesy tones. Written and composed with the baritone ukulele, she offers a strong soulful voice with elements of folk storytelling. Her three man band creates the foundation for her stories. Jeff Krause, on Electric Guitar, leads with that subtly driven clean tone; crafting lines that converse with the lyrics and laying understated rhythmic textures. Taylor Donskey provides the low end with the emblematic tone of the Upright Bass. On Drums and Percussion, Daniel Staddon brings it all together.  Solid tones and sly lyric moments fill out each tune, providing the groove so that you might rest in it. 






Lena ... sounds like Midwestern Brandi Carlile with a meaty voice ... Definitely a coming-out effort worth noticing.
— Chris Riemenshneider, Star Tribune
...sweetness sounds best up against a snarl — some complexity and tension. Lena Elizabeth, is all too aware... Lena Elizabeth is one to watch.
— Cecilia Johnson, The Current
The bluesy baritone-uke player evolved as a bandleader in 2017 ... and holding the stage like a musician with double the experience.
— Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages