Lark Rize is an acoustic folk duo frequently complimented for their well-blended vocal harmonies and thoughtful repertoire.   

Comprised of Joe on acoustic guitar and Elena on acoustic upright bass, micro-bass, and guitar, this husband and wife team performs a range of insightful original songs as well as select material from the vast contemporary and traditional folk genre.  

Personal stories, human foibles, world views, musical sensitivities - all inspire their original compositions and song selection.  Combining metaphors of nature, urban roots, humor, pathos, and a dash of old fashioned nostalgia, it is music that is true to the heart.


"....the lark at break of day arising......."
Shakespeare, Sonnet 29

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What's New?

We had hoped to have some new recordings up on our website by now but life has a way of getting in the way sometimes! But, we are happy to report that we are now back on track (no pun intended!) and working on new recordings so please check back for updates.  In the meantime, you can still listen to our old recordings, and check our schedule for upcoming appearances.  Thank you!

Joe and Elena      

March 2018      


Our tribute to African Elephants whose existence is threatened by poaching for ivory.
Joe and Elena
September 2, 2015