Clear LionHeart is the performing name of Clare Frances Leonard, a singer-songwriter from New York City. Her music pairs nuanced, incisive lyrics with catchy pop melodies, and betrays a wide range of influences, including folk and Americana, punk, Broadway, and spiritual music. Favorite influences include Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. Clare performs throughout New York with guitarist Phelder Saint-Germain.


Clare is also a professional cantor, leading the congregation at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and available for additional cantoring opportunities (see Booking).

She co-produces the Sunday Evening Concert Series, a monthly showcase of diverse music including jazz, opera, chamber, and folk, based out of Holy Trinity.