Writer, rocker, singer.


NEW ALBUM!! After many years, I was lucky enough to reunite with my dear friends and old bandmates in New Orleans to record and release songs that never saw the light of day! BLUE VELVET TRACES is an eclectic collection of power-pop, indie pop, post punk with dollops of jazz and rockabilly. Recorded by Tom Stern in New Orleans at Blue Velvet Studios, and produced by James Pertusi at the Whelping Box in NYC.

Pic of album cover
Artwork by Steve Williams 504 What Style

Small but mighty, Alt-Q radio charts “I’m Awake” at #1 this week!
Check them out on Live365 – Song is available here: https://fanlink.to/bZkb

Lenny Zenith & Pop Combo return Early Spring 2020

Lenny Zenith & Pop Combo

The band had a great time (9/22) at GENDER UNBOUND in Austin

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.

2018 Billboard article

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.

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!

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.

The band mates. Scott and James

 – 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”


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