treya lam is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose expansive and intersecting identities inform but do not define their work, whether solo or when collaborating with ensembles across a variety of disciplines. their atmospheric voice, liberation oriented songwriting and fluency on guitar, piano and looped viola recalls Nina Simone and Andrew Bird. treya’s debut Good News was created entirely by womxn and genderqueer collaborators and released via Kaki King’s label. Smithsonian Magazine states lam’s work “perfectly captures the mixture of love, loss and hope”.
lam is currently developing otherland - an audiovisual chamber-folk album on healing in the wake of grief and loss, radical self acceptance, and transformation through individual and collective healing. this work is supported by NYSCA, NYC’s Women’s Fund and Joe’s Pub’s New York Voices Commission.
lam is a OneBeat fellow, NYCLU Artist Ambassador and active member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. their song Dawn was featured on the RRC’s debut album This Joy - released on Righteous Babe Records. lam has supported and performed with Ani DiFranco, Valerie June and Kaki King and has performed original music at Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MoCA and the Newport Folk Fest.
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