Lara Herscovitch is a gem of a modern American troubadour. A singer-songwriter-poet, performer and advocate, her highly original contemporary folk is spiced with blues, pop and jazz influences. She writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain diverse audiences.
Sound Waves Magazine described her mastery as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… Lara gets it all done with her skillful songwriting – musical timing, memorable melodies, and compelling lyrics. It’s good for your ears AND your soul.” This craftsmanship travels on a voice that Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” and is accompanied by guitar infused with her skill as a percussionist.
Her themes span a broad range, including stories of misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. As WNPR Public Radio host Colin McEnroe observed, "Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart.”
“It’s rare to come across poets able to inject such an achingly human and knowing warmth into their work... It’s obvious that this musician-composer has hit her stride, that her star’s still rising” Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
“…Her voice and performance style had me captivated right away. She truly stands out in a crowd” Valley Folk
“The wonderful Lara Herscovitch kept the crowd rapt the entire evening.” Broward Folk Club
Lara served as Connecticut State Troubadour (2009-2011), and has recently been piling up the awards:
Family Folk Chorale - First Place Winner, Songwriting Contest
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Emerging Artist Showcase
Roots on the River Festival – Singer Songwriter Award winner
Solarfest – Singer-Songwriter Contest Winner
Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Troubadour Competition Finalist
To hear some of Lara's music, click here.