Award-winning singer/songwriter. World musician. Activist. Nature Lover. Mystic.
(pronounced "SELL-ig-min") Inspired by the poet Rumi, songwriting greats John Lennon and Randy Newman, and the world music fusion of Ry Cooder, "Len Seligman's music radiates joy. When you listen to him, you'll find your spirit lifted to a higher, truer realm--and you may just find yourself dancing!" (IndependentArtistBuzz.com)
Len's awards include:
- First Place (plus 3 Finalist awards), Great American Song Contest; over 1800 songwriters entered
- 3rd Grand Prize, 2021 Dallas Songwriting Contest
- Four Finalists, 2021 UK Songwriting Contest
- Finalist, Best Video, Positive Music ("Posi") Awards
- Nominated for four Washington (DC) Area Music Awards ("WAMMIES")
Len is a thrilling improviser on guitar, mandolin, and other string instruments. Grammy-winning recording artist David Darling speaks of his "soulful, virtuoso playing." After many years as a PhD computer researcher-geek, Len returned full-time in early 2018 to his first love of music.
Len is passionate about helping to create a world that works for everyone and is a member of the Face the Music Collective, a group of creative activists utilizing performances to inspire individual action, one event at a time.
Len's new album, "Our Turn Now" (2021), features guest musicians JD Martin and Jan Garrett, Tom Kimmel, Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade (from HuDost), John Lee Sanders, Jon Seligman, and JP Coley. The title track, Our Turn Now, is a moving tribute to civil rights icon John Lewis. Len wrote this song after being moved to tears by a recent pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama, where John Lewis, Jimmie Lee Jackson, and other heroes fought powerfully against oppression by getting into "good trouble." It's our turn now.
In June 2021, Len and his wife moved to Eugene, Oregon from Sarasota, Florida. He is loving Oregon's natural beauty and Eugene's progressive cultural climate. He looks forward to the return of live music and to sharing his music throughout the Pacific Northwest.