Connecticut established the State Troubadour designation in 1991. The State Troubadour functions as an ambassador of music and song to encourage cultural literacy and promote the state of Connecticut.
2011 - 2012: Chuck Costa
The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism announced that Chuck Costa of Madison has been named Connecticut’s new State Troubadour. Costa will serve a two-year term (from January 2011 to December 2012), succeeding Lara Herscovitch:
2009 - 2010: Lara Herscovitch
Click to hear MP3 clips of state troubadour Lara Herscovitch:
The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism appointed singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch of Durham, CT as State Troubadour for 2009 and 2010. Lara's music is an original blend of acoustic/folk, flavored with pop, Latin, jazz, and blues. Lara Herscovitch was recommended by a panel of music professionals which included the 2007 and 2008 Connecticut State Troubadour, Pierce Campbell. See Lara Herscovitch's powerful and sensitive "Letters From A Ghost" Music Video on Youtube.