About Lenny Stearns
Lenny Stearns is a guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist who has been
performing since the 70s, playing in a wide range of genres.
Starting in his teens, he played guitar
and sang in a
number of bands, performing in venues ranging from small-town dances to big-city
concerts opening for Bob Seeger, Ted Nugent, Lou Reed, Kiss, and others.
During the late eighties in the Washington, DC
area, he formed the band, Mind's I, which was nominated by the Washington
Area Music Association (WAMA) for a 'Wammy' for Best Debut Album for their EP, A
Shortly after the dissolution of
Mind's I, Lenny began immersing himself in home studio production,
synthesizers and computer MIDI sequencing. At the same time, he was
performing as a vocalist/lead
guitarist in several blues bands, playing in local D.C.-area clubs.
During this time, he found the musical direction that he wanted to pursue, which was really the direction of
no-direction, allowing the inspiration drawn from his many influences to create
the music rather than trying to compose in a particular form or genre.
Following this path led to the creation of his current project, The Above.
While composing and recording this first album
from The Above, Lenny went through an intense transformational period of
his life in which he traveled, married the love of his life, intensively
practiced various forms of meditation, built his present studio, and began a
study of Shamanic healing and practices. The music that was created
reflects the energies of change, discovery and joy that were part of his life.