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About

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Woodstock-based singer-songwriter Adrien Reju  has  coined  her  own  brand  of  indie-folk-­retro-rock with a mesmerizing live performance that draws in audiences with her strong, clear Patsy Cline-esque voice and old-soul quality songs with contemporary hooks. Fellow peer and singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata says "she is like a bird from another planet who can see directly into your heart".

To  date, Adrien has released a 5-song EP, Lucky Ones (2012), and a full length LP, A Million Hearts (2009) to critical acclaim and regular rotation on such AAA radio programs as WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye.  She has toured  the  U.S.  and  Canada  appearing  as an opener and band member/backup singer with artists including  Rachael  Yamagata,  A.C.  Newman  (The  New  Pornographers),  Neko  Case,  Amos Lee,  Gillian  Welch,  Linda  Rondstadt  and  David  Bromberg.  Her  songs  "Heartless"  and  “The  Waiting   Room”  were  featured  in  the  Hallmark  movie  Flower  Girl.

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Woodstock-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju  has  coined  her  own brand of indie-folk-­retro-rock with a mesmerizing live performance that draws audiences with her strong, clear voice and old-soul quality songs with contemporary hooks. She has been described by the press as "timeless" and "compelling"  with  "Renoir  good  looks", and  has  been 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". 

Raised in New York City as the only daughter of a cellist/composer and music teacher/book editor, Adrien credits her parents and their musical and literary upbringing as major contributors to her musicality and integrity as a writer and performer. With formal training in guitar, piano and percussion, and a penchant for turning a phrase, 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. 

As a performer, Adrien got her start in Philadelphia running with a close-knit scene of budding songwriters, including Blue Note artist Amos Lee and the folk-blues-rock storyteller / road warrior Chris Kasper whom she joined forces with as co-leader of the Americana band The Lowlands in 2006. The band quickly gained popularity in the region, but as circumstances got in the way, the group disbanded in 2010 and Adrien moved to the Big Apple where she further honed her craft and embarked a solo career. 

To  date, Adrien has released a 5-song EP, Lucky Ones (2012), and a full length LP, A Million Hearts (2009) to critical acclaim and praise from such AAA radio shows as WXPN World Cafe with David Dye.  She has toured the U.S. and Canada appearing as an opener and band member/backup singer with artists including  Rachael  Yamagata,  A.C.  Newman  (The  New  Pornographers),  Neko  Case,  Amos Lee,  Gillian  Welch,  Linda  Rondstadt  and  David  Bromberg.  Her  songs  "Heartless"  and  “The  Waiting   Room”  were  featured  in  the  Hallmark  movie  Flower  Girl. 

The first "single" from Reju's forthcoming album, "Hemophiliac of Love" (by King Missile), features guest vocals from The New Pornogrpahers' AC Newman, and currently receives regular rotation airplay on several AAA radio stations including WXPN (Philadelphia), WDST (Woodstock) and WCBE (Coloumbus, OH).