"Phoebe Legere is an American Original... A true artist whose beautiful voice will take your breath away..." - National Public Radio
Phoebe Legere is a musician, a poet and an artist, combining multiple art forms in her performances and videos. She had her Carnegie Hall debut and was signed to Epic Records when she was 16. Her original song Marilyn Monroe was a hit on college radio in 1990, and her accordion song Amazing Love was in the Top 40 on Adult Contemporary in 1997. Legere has starred in independent cult films including Mondo New York and Toxic Avenger 2 and 3. She opened for David Bowie on his national tour in 1991, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music in 2000. In 2002 her musical work about Queen Weetamoo, her Native American ancestor, won the New York State Council of the Arts grant. In 2014 she received the prestigious Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant Garde.
Legere has released fifteen CDs of original music, and has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS City Arts, and Charlie Rose. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the Congres Mondial Acadian. Legere was featured singing her original song “Hip Hop Frog” on HBO March 23rd. Her CD Acadian Moon with her cousin Ray Legere was played on 40 college stations in Canada. Her recent musical Shakespeare and Elizabeth ran for 3 sold out weeks Off Broadway.
The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.” Provincetown Magazine writes, “Often copied, never equaled, Phoebe Legere is a transmedia virtuoso force that zaps the listener into a new reality. Legere personifies the divine feminine; her multi-octave voice has been compared to Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin and Maria Callas…Legere is a nuclear, spinning, multi-dimensional, creative force not to be missed.” GT sez: "This is a one-of-a-kind act. Phoebe is so unique and compelling that I can't begin to classify her for you. But she is truly one of the most entertaining performers I've seen in a very long time."