Writer, rocker, singer.



“Lost In Space” – The Revolver (feat. Lenny Zenith)


Lenny Zenith album - What If The Sun - artwork by Chuck Crosby
The new album out by Lenny Zenith

ORDER digital, CD, and/or vinyl (t-shirts too) today! – on Bandcamp
A portion of all proceeds benefits transgender organizations.



Thanks PopMatters! “Suddenly Someone”, a tune that crackles with the energy of glam, the spirit of punk and carries a little more lyrical heft than your average two-minute tune.”


Some awesome new mentions from Music Injection, Post-Trash, OUT Mag!

Lenny Zenith’s rock legacy is as legendary as it is quiet. For over three decades, the New Orleans musician has released music with bands that include Jenifer Convertible and Tenderhooks and opened for everyone from U2 to Iggy Pop.

Now, over 30 years after his quiet transition, he has crafted a legacy in rock and roll as one of the genre’s first true transgender rock stars.” – OUT Magazine


Lenny Zenith on the U.S.S. President opening for U2 with his band RZA

What was it like to open for U2 on a New Orleans riverboat in 1982? Ask Lenny Zenith

In the following, edited passage from a forthcoming memoir, “Before I Was Me,” RZA singer-guitarist Lenny Zenith, now a writer and musician based in New York, recalls the rush of that sweaty, long-ago night with U2.



Photo: Eva Mueller

APPEARING AT LA46 – SEP. 9TH 8pm  – The Advocate
(New Orleans) w/ Jack Orion
Join us for an incredibly special night with Lenny Zenith reading excerpts from his memoir “Before I Was Me” and performing Original Songs at LIVE at LA46 on Saturday, September 9th at 8pm at LA46 Vintage Market, 2232 St Claude Avenue in the Marigny. Also performing will be Jack Orion spotlighting the 80’s with choice covers and a few of his own songs.

APPEARING AT THE WILLOW – AUG. 19th – The Advocate
Ready’: Benefit to help filmmaker finish documentary about New Orleans’ punk/New Wave scene


Lenny Zenith’s newest release – LENNY ZENITH + TENTERHOOKS:
 – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! “…vocal chops and songwriting skills always equal a winning combination.  For a debut E.P., this is a damned good primer for things to (hopefully) come.” Read more!

Lenny Zenith at Losers Lounge tribute to Burt Bachrach “Always Something There to Remind Me”

Lenny Zenith + Tenterhooks (NYC)

The Willow (Jimmy’s) in New Orleans (08/19/2017).


Say hi, listen to my music — if you like it, buy some.