“these songs are my versions of waking up, using melodies and words to make my stories come alive.”
Rythea Lee writes songs that are heartbreaking, rich in melody and harmony, and also make you laugh. Her use of music is threaded throughout her performance work and used as part of a larger context of social and political commentary.
Empty Little Pockets
Something Knows You
This album is a culmination of years of songwriting and performing a dynamic, melodic collection of songs that take you on a ride. From funny, to raw, to heart-opening, Something Knows You is a mix of harmonies and story.
Album at: http://rythealee.bandcamp.com
Her cd is extraordinary! What an accomplishment! It is so heart-filled and magical, funny, transportive and moving. I am so impressed and awed by her talent, gorgeous voice and warrior spirit. Wow!
— Rev. Katherine Silvan, MSW
I listened to the whole album the other day in a quiet setting on a good system and was moved to laugh and be sad and full of wonder and gratitude that you speak your truth so clearly, so smartly, so beautifully.
— Stephen Katz, Muscian
I just finished listening to your album this morning and I’ve been laughing and I’ve been crying, it’s just a stunning, beautiful work and it’s so real and etherial and funny and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all this in music, I think I needed to hear some of these songs. I love it
—Melissa Penley, Actress and Director