Lex Land is an independent song-maker and story-singer paying reverent tribute to songs of old- both through her own unique renditions of classic songs as well as lovingly crafted original compositions in a throwback style.
Natively Californian, Lex relocated to Austin, TX from Los Angeles in 2009, shortly after releasing her critically-acclaimed 2008 folk-rock album, Orange Days on Lemon Street. The debut features pining anthems of finding one's footing in adulthood and navigating the minefield of unrequited love, while showcasing the classically-trained singer's vocal versatility and emotional vulnerability.
The Texas move was of great personal benefit: Austin being a reknowned music town with many opportunities for a young writer and performer to hone her craft. Either slinging songs solo-acoustic or fronting a jazz quartet, she carved out a following with her sincere songwriting and sweet singing.
2011 was the next significant year for Lex, as it included a release of her sophomore album (a jazzier, but also "heavier" collection of tunes: Were My Sweetheart to Go...), and an appearance on Season 2 of NBC's The Voice as a Team Blake contestant.
The authentic and endearing storytelling so signature to her original songs landed some on several TV programs- including One Tree Hill, Private Practice, Damages, and Bones. Over the years Lex has also had the honor of participating in fantastic collaborations with artists such as Bob Schneider, Gavin Castleton, and Buttonpusher - the latter culminating in another commercial placement for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan in 2017.
A prolific writer, Lex fronts several other side-projects as avenues for release of all her material, including moorhaunter (electro/dance pop), and One Big Dark Room (macabre acoustic folk). Each new song she creates is immediately delivered to her VIP core "crew" via Patreon (her domain there now hosts nearly 100 songs that haven't been released elsewhere).
For fun, she joins forces with fellow Austin crooner Brian Kremer and treasured players in the local scene as The Kremer Land Swing Band - providing music for the city's thriving and enthusiastic swing dance community. In the past she has served as an auxiliary bandmate on a variety of instruments (guitar, ukulele, bass, glockenspiel, keyboards, background vocals) for several Austin artists including Jordan Moser, Rebecca Loebe, Danny Malone, Sarah Sharp, and Jaimee Harris, and has lovingly provided backing vocals on countless other artists' recordings.
In February 2018, as a personal experiment, Lex ventured to do a Live Stream on Facebook nearly every day for the year in order to serve her fans, take requests, and share her music and experiences with like-minded folks on the internet. The experiment was a wonderful success that fortified relationships and established a direct line of communication with the many wonderful people who care to support and cultivate independent music.
This undertaking is characteristic: Lex truly endeavours to musically serve her community - with either attempts to bring joy and levity into peoples' lives with fun, soothing songs, or by providing a relatable tale to assist during times of struggle or grief.
With an eclectic musical background and a charming voice reminiscent of yesteryear's treasured crooners, Lex's music combines elements of jazz, folk, cabaret, and thoughtful acoustic pop in a way you've never heard before, and does it with a full and grateful heart.