With guitar / with songs
“Ainara has always been the most intimate of artists. Her songs are a brave, compassionate and elucidating guide and in the end we can only be thankful for her courage.”

(Chris Eckman)

For more than two decades, Ainara LeGardon has taken her songs to stages across Europe (France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany) and the United States, playing some of the most legendary clubs in New York, like the CBGB.

Ainara created her own label in 2003: Winslow Lab, publishing to date five solo albums to critical acclaim and excellent response from the audience: “In the mirror” (2003), “Each day a lie” (2005), “Forgive me if I don’t come home to sleep tonight” (2009) and “We once wished” (2011) and “Every Minute” (2014), the last two co-released with Aloud Music Ltd.

An essential reference on the national folk-rock scene as a result of a consistent career and her honest approach to music, Ainara has counted on some of the leading musicians on the scene to play with her in the studio and onstage: Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts) –producer of her first two albums-, Joe Skyward (Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Walkabouts), Hannot Mintegia (Audience), Javier Díez-Ena (Dead Capo, Ginferno), Rubén Martínez (Tokyo Sex Destruction, Maika Makovski) or Héctor Bardisa (Flyingpigmatanza), for instance.

Ainara has been billed alongside artists such as Shannon Wright, Thalia Zedek, Dayna Kurtz, The Walkabouts, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney, Karate, Giant Sand, Damien Jurado or Lisabö, playing festivals such as Festival Internacional de Benicassim (FIB), Primavera Sound, Bilbao BBK Live, Monkey Week, Lemon Day and Faraday, among others.

Her compositions have been included in films, such as “Abre los ojos” (Alejandro Amenábar, 1997), and in a number of documentaries by Álvaro Sanz, the last of which has screened recently: “Hoy es primavera” (2014).

Behind her sober aesthetic and characteristic emotional intensity, Ainara LeGardon’s music is moving because of its honesty, capturing such wealth of expression that it continues to reveal new aspects of ourselves on every listen.