Wednesday, July 21, 2010

West African-born songstress, Lachi, debuts self-produced new album tomorrow at Joe’s Pub.

Legally blind songwriter to be supported by blind band members; Scheduled to appear on Oprah Radio.



“Her music is just as inspiring as her background: Lachi plays bright, soulful, piano-driven pop and cathartically sings about perseverance and triumphing over hardships. …a stirring album that features the manifesto single ‘We Can Fly.’ (MP3)” - The Onion


More about Lachi:

New York City-based singer and musician, Lachi, will release her first studio album on July 27, 2010 and will play a very special record release show at famed NYC venue, Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.) tomorrow, July 22nd, at 9:30PM. Go HERE for more info.

The self-titled album, produced by Lachi herself, captures the West African-born songstress’s knack for blending hauntingly honest and personal lyrics with breezy, appealing melodies. Lachi’s alluring vocals are complemented by her command of the piano.

“Since I was four, my piano has been my escape. I felt invisible at school, but when I came home, I’d line all of my dolls up beside my cheap, plastic piano and put on these passionate, therapeutic performances for my dolls, but they were really for me.” Lachi explains. “Sometimes I still go to a piano room at NYU and turn out all the lights, lock the doors, and just laugh or cry hysterically in front of the piano and see what happens.”

The album is a long-awaited release from Lachi, who has been performing throughout the Northeast and New York City since 2007, when she started playing at open mics. Legally blind and supported by blind band members, Lachi’s sociopolitical and poignant lyrics are often inspired by the stigmas of her visual impairment.

Lachi also works to promote and further the careers of other blind musicians in the New York City area. Lachi has taken it upon herself to uncover and bring together some of the finest talent New York City’s blind community has to offer.

“Hopefully the release of Lachi will help get some of these incredible musicians recognized,” she says.



(Fanatic Records,

Track Listing:

01. These Words
02. We Can Fly (MP3)
03. Slow Down
04. Ugly Beautiful
05. Emo Children
06. Funny Girl
07. Dear Happiness
08. See No Evil
09. Naked Man
10. Wear Me Out
11. You Never Do


Lachi Live

07/22 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub (Lachi Record Release Show)
Boston, MA @ Lucky Dog Music Hall
Long Island, NY @ East End Green Fest
Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
07/31 Live on Oprah Radio @ Sirius/XM (Sirius 195/XM 156)

New York, NY @ CW 11 Morning News Show
Bethleham, PA @ Musikfest
New York, NY @ Best Buy - Union Square In-Store
New York, NY @ Visions


Lachi Links



Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.



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