Lance & Lea
Dream loud. That’s the way Texas native Lance Kotara & Colorado cowgirl LeAnna Kaufman live their lives. Both from completely different backgrounds – Lea grew up Amish, listening to gospel music and singing in church and Lance grew up playing in a rock band in the Texas club scene. The two met randomly in Nashville, TN and after their first songwriting session together, formed the duo Lance and Lea.
Marked by old school country and americana influences with Texas blues guitar, storytelling lyrics, and soothing harmonies, their collaborative genius is on fire with over 500 songs written together. Their first album “There Goes My Heart,” with Grammy award winning producer Paul Worley was released in late 2018 and their music has garnered airplay in the UK, Ireland, and in Music City, Nashville Tennessee.
The duo already has an award under their belt, winning “New Artist Of The Year” at the 2019 iHeart Radio Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in Lea’s home state of Colorado. “There Goes My Heart” was also nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2020 iHeart Radio RMCMA’s.
In 2020 the couple raised over $16K on a fan funded crowdfunding campaign for their album “Great Big World” which was released early 2021. That same year, in the middle of a pandemic, they booked a 31 date Backyard PopUp Tour all over the US covering 26 states & over 12,000 miles in an effort to bring love and live music back to the people.
In 2021 they completed an 80 date, four month long Summer Tour, playing to even more fans across the US – this time traveling in a vintage RV aka “The Honeybee” and putting on 24,000 miles through 38 states.
The duo released their album “Songs From The Road” in late 2022 with a 75 date Summer tour kicking off in Summer 2023.