Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer, creating masterful contemporary
folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former State Troubadour of Connecticut, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain.
Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best.”
Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern
and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”
Her themes span a broad range, including stories of misfits and underdogs, connection and courage,
love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. She plays solo and with backing musicians in duo, trio and 4-piece
configurations (3- and 4-piece is Lara Herscovitch & the Highway Philosophers).
The wisdom in Lara’s artistry and writing comes from decades of humanitarian work in the U.S.,
Latin America, Asia and Africa, in education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. This breadth and depth of experience resonates throughout her music; as Mississippi’s Daily Journal summarized, “Lara Herscovitch doesn’t
write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.”