Lief Sjostrom

Cellist, Guitarist, Composer, Teacher

About Me

I'm a cellist and guitarist currently living in Denver, CO.  I perform and record my own original cinematic-neo-classical-post-rock compositions, I perform and record with bands, and I've been giving cello and guitar lessons for about 4 years.  I released my first solo EP, Her Prayers Sound Like Warnings, in the spring of 2017 and will be releasing a full length LP in the spring of 2018.  The band PrettyMouth has been central to my musical life for the last 6 years. I've also performed or recorded with Edison, Sawmill Joe, King Cardinal, The Patient Zeros, Florea, Chad Price, Tyto Alba, Brianna Straut, Adam Hooks, Poor Me, The Dead Orchids, and many more. I also did music for the score of a documentary by Adam Reynolds.


-4/25 Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City, UT w/ Edison 

-4/26 Larimer Lounge Denver w/ Edison

-4/27 FoCoMX w/ Sarah and Max of Edison

-4/28 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE w/ Edison

-4/30 Lost Lake Denver w/ Sarah Slaton of Edison

-5/5 Lost Lake w/ Versus The Inevitable (album release)

-5/12 The Curtis Club w/ PrettyMouth

-5/17 Magic Rat Fort Collins, CO w/ Brianna Straut

-5/19 Gary Lee's w/ PrettyMouth

5/30 Lost Lake w/ Edison

-6/2 Goosetown Tavern w/ PretyMouth (Benefit for Miles w/ Git Some, Zebroids, and Animal Actress)

-6/30 Seventh Circle w/ PrettyMouth (Married A Dead Man album release)

-7/21 Goosetown Tavern Solo album release

"Watching Waves" (2018 Tiny Desk Submission)

"He's Waiting" (performed and recorded at The Head Room Sessions)

"Dark, Wet Steps Of A Villain" (performed and recorded at The Head Room Sessions)

"Battle On The Misty Lake" (2017 Tiny Desk Submission)



Please contact me at for all things musical. If you want to book me for shows or weddings, or ask about lessons, or studio work, or film score, or anything else I might be able to do for you.