CCT: CT State Troubadour Lara Herscovitch

The State Troubadour for 2009 and 2010 was Lara Herscovitch.


{Photo of Lara Herscovitch} Lara Herscovitch of north Guilford is an award-winning, modern singer-songwriter, who masterfully blends modern acoustic/folk with pop, jazz, blues and Latin influences.  She has worked and traveled extensively and has a deep appreciation for and understanding of the importance of global issues and cultural diversity.

She has been called "captivating" ( and "a remarkable performer" (WSHU Profiles in Folk).  Lara "masterfully" ( merges soulful melodies with "perfect wordcrafting" (New Haven Advocate) and "keen intelligence" (The Chronicle). She is "above and beyond the pack" with a voice "clear and smooth like expensive liquor" (Northeast Performer).

Lara was trained as a policy social worker, and has worked in the US, Latin America and Asia, on behalf of disadvantaged individuals ­ focusing on education, community development, human services, and juvenile justice. Echoes of this work, including personal and global themes and questions of equity and social justice resonate in her music.

Herscovitch recently released her fourth CD, "Through A Frozen Midnight Sky," produced by John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter).  She tours extensively throughout the U.S. eastern seaboard and beyond.

"Her voice and performance style had me captivated right away.  She truly stands out in a crowd of rising folksingers" (Valley Folk, Elmira NY); "the more you listen, the more you will like what she does" (Green Man Review); it is "pure musical poetry" (The Courier).

Lara's website is

Works by Lara Herscovitch

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