The coming together of Rebecca Marie Miller & Joy Pearson as Portland, Oregon’s Lenore., is serendipitous, to say the least.
After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following a divorce & Miller after a period of destitution in LA —
the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.
After years of lending their abilities to other projects, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued & before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they'd committed.
Since that fateful evening, Lenore. can boast having performed at legendary PNW venues including the Doug Fir, Mississippi Studios, Aladdin Theater & Revolution Hall in Portland; as well as the Sunset Tavern, Triple Door & Tractor Tavern in Seattle. They've opened for Eric Bachmann, Laura Gibson, Blitzen Trapper, Gomez, The Mynabirds & they've performed alongside Peter Buck (R.E.M.), as well as Chris Funk & Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists. In August 2019 they were invited to perform at Traveler's Rest, a festival curated and run by The Decemberists with whom they shared billing, in addition to Mavis Staples, Death Cab For Cutie, Jeff Tweedy & Tune-Yards, to name a few.
Since forming Lenore., Miller & Pearson have gained full-time collaborators in seasoned Portland musicians
Edward Cameron (classical guitar) & Jessie Dettwiler (cello), who have contributed significantly to the evolution of Lenore.'s sound
— A dreamy melancholic blend of harmony-driven folk with an ever-present sense of hope. –
More recently, Lenore. welcomed Austin Christ (bass & electric guitar) to their musical family & they are often joined by Daniel Hunt (drums).
Lenore. released their debut self-titled album produced by John Askew on 9/15/2017 — it's available everywhere you find your music. The band is going back into the studio this December to begin recording their sophomore album. Look for updates regarding new music in the coming year...