Len Seligman (pronounced "SELL-ig-min") is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and gifted multi-instrumentalist, who plays joyous, inspiring music. Influences include Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Pete Seeger, Ry Cooder, the poet Rumi, and musical styles as diverse as klezmer and the sounds of funky New Orleans.
Len won First Place and three Finalist awards in the Great American Song Contest; over 1800 songwriters entered. He has been nominated for four Washington Area Music Awards ("WAMMIES"), including Best Inspirational Recording and Best Inspirational individual artist. He has been a Finalist for Best Video at the Positive Music ("Posi") Awards, Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition, two-time semi-finalist in the Dallas Songwriting Competition, and has received Honorable Mentions in several other contests.
Len is not your ordinary folk guitarist. Grammy-winning cellist David Darling speaks of “soulful, virtuoso playing” and calls him “one of my favorite guitarists.” Len also plays mandolin and harmonium and can wail on his custom Stratocaster. Add his background leading interfaith chant and a love of mystic poets Rumi and Hafiz; it's a combination that's guaranteed to take you higher.
Len's new album, "Shine Your Light" was released in May 2017. It is a collection of 12 joyous and inspiring songs, impeccably recorded, with gorgeous harmonies, and superb musicianship. Listen and order here.