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 are working on some new recordings and plan to have our first EP by the Fall, 2018.   One of the songs to be included is Signals. Here's a new mix with other-worldly sounds and back-up guitar and synthesizer by Bob Tangrea.   Thanks for visiting!

Joe and Elena      

July, 2018     


Our tribute to African Elephants whose existence is threatened by poaching for ivory.  For a list of organizations working on Elephant Conservation issues and links, go to the World Elephant Day website at http://worldelephantday.org/associates/resources
Joe and Elena
September 2, 2015