It’s impossible to pick a genre to describe the music of Leah Leslie. She simply loves to sing, especially classic folk, blues and jazz. Her voice has an unusual quality; a combination of clarity and edge. A lifetime of following singers like Bonnie Raitt, Billie Holiday, Emmylou Harris and Eva Cassidy has influenced her phrasing and song list, which includes familiar covers, obscure treasures and a few originals.
As a touring musician, Leah travelled coast-to-coast in Canada and the US with her constant companion, a 1976 Grit Laskin acoustic guitar. The road took her to clubs where she shared the stage with musicians as diverse as Stan Rogers, Jeff Healey, Gary Breit and Vern Dorge. These experiences make for a collection of delightfully humorous stories to accompany the songs.
For everyone who has followed her richly varied songs and stories on social media these past three years, the chance to see her perform in person promises to be a real treat.