Helen Avakian
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International Fingerstyle
Guitar Champion 2014.

4 time "Favorite Acoustic Act"
Rhythm and News Magazine.

6 time Winner NewSongs Contest
Walnut Valley Festival.
Photo by Kim Mooers
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“Helen Avakian's guitar playing (just about the best I have heard anywhere) utilizes a blend of classical, Flamenco, and folk pop, creatively woven together into a fusion that works beautifully with her lyrics. There is thoughtful detail as well as a good dose of energy in her flawlessly executed music.”
— Rebekah Lowden, Hudson Valley Folk Guild News
Photo by Ian Wickstead
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“An incredibly talented musician and songwriter... you will come away from one of Helen Avakian's performances with a feeling that you have just seen a rising star.”
— Linda Shell, More Sugar


Helen at Club Helsinki, Hudson NY, Fodfest Concert

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Helen at Night Town, Cleveland, Ohio
Photo by Erin Morris
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“Like Joni Mitchell, Helen Avakian can turn lyrics inside out... In addition to writing some pretty strong lyrics, Avakian writes music that remains gentle on the ears while pulling aggressively on the heart... Helen Avakian's music touches a place within.”
— John Barry, Poughkeepsie Journal
Photo by Dion Ogust
Helen Avakian is a singer, songwriter and guitarist located in Madison, WI.
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