Authentic and tear-soaked alt-country stuff” - Dave Ruby Howe

— Triple J

The debut release from Charlotte Le Lievre, has an immediate air of authenticity” - David Jarman

Americana UK


With her lilting voice and timeless sensibilities, Charlotte Le Lievre makes music that hits the heart in the unique tradition of classic country songwriters. Her songs strive to connect with the authenticity of human experience, navigating grief, joy and collective struggle. Drawing upon an array of early country and folk styles, Charlotte and band wholeheartedly pay homage to the origins of this music, whilst offering up insightful commentary on contemporary dilemmas. 

Le Lievre's debut album ‘Songs from the Barrier Line’ was released on vinyl, CD and digitally on 10 March 2023 to widespread acclaim. It debuted at #4 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Charts and #30 on the ARIA Country Album Charts. It also debuted at #3 of the Australian Independent Record Labels Association 100% Independent Album Charts and at #5 on the Independent Label Album Charts. The record further received a coveted spot on the Best Country Music on Bandcamp for March 2023 and was nominated for Contemporary Folk Music Album of the Year at the 2023 Australian Folk Music Awards and Best Country Work at the 2023 Music Victoria Awards. Charlotte's debut single ‘If I’d looked with my heart' was listed in PBS radio’s top ten tracks for the week 20 September 2022 and the title track from the album ‘Barrier line’ was added to high rotation on ABC country. 

Recorded live to tape by engineer Alex Bennett at Sound Recordings on Dja Dja Wurrung in Campbell’s Creek, the album features a collection of personal and historical stories from the outback town of Broken Hill, where Le Lievre spent significant time living and creating. The record gives a powerful nod to both classic country and folk traditions, showcasing Le Lievre’s genre-defiant style. The arrangements of the songs draw upon the diverse currents of country music to create sonic mountains and valleys that mirror the outback landscapes of Le Lievre’s mind. The record was produced by Le Lievre in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist and old-time player Jas Bell and old-time fiddler Grace Bigby, who both also played on the record. The album also features Patrick Wilson on drums, Patrick Pheasant on double Bass and backing vocals, Luke Byrnes on electric guitar, long time friend and indie/folk musician Grace Turner on backing vocals and Elwood Sze on banjo. Charlotte received a Musicworks grant from Creative Victoria to record, mix and master the record.  

Charlotte is renown for her emotive and captivating live performances. She has supported acts such as, Jimbo Mathus (USA), C.W. Stoneking, Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits, Patrick Wilson, Alice Cotton, Norwood and Small Town Romance. She has also performed at flagship festivals and music events across Australia, including Out on the Weekend, Woodford Folk Festival, Town Folk Festival, and more. She was a finalist in both the 2021 Darebin Songwriters Award and the 2022 Upstart Award for Victorian songwriters and semi-finalist in the Americana category of both the 2022 and 2023 International Songwriting Competition. Charlotte was also a mentee in the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Women in Music Mentorship Program. She was mentored by celebrated folk singer Liz Stringer, who provided support and guidance on the release of Charlotte’s debut album.

Charlotte Le Lievre's voice hits the heart in the unique tradition of country singers” - Chris Lambie

— Rhythms Magazine

Charlotte Le Lievre exemplifies the best of country music, sharing human stories with heart, honesty and feeling” - Les Thomas

— Unpaved