Brennen Leigh

Brennen Leigh

Brennen Leigh is an American artist whose classic storytelling style has created a cult following across the USA and Europe. Often deeply moving and occasionally hilarious, her songs have been recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Charley Crockett, and many others.

A triple threat as writer, singer and instrumentalist, it’s no surprise Leigh caught the ear of masters like Guy Clark, who colourfully endorsed her flatpicking: “Brennen plays guitar like a mother****er”; and the late, great David Olney, who described her writing as “tender, violent, sentimental, foolish and wise.”

Her 2022 album, Obsessed With The West, is a heartfelt homage to the classic western swing sound, recorded with the masters of the genre, Asleep At The Wheel. It’s a showcase not just for The Wheel or Bob Wills fans, but for anyone who’s ever curled up with Lefty Frizzell, Billie Holiday, Willie Nelson or even Louis Armstrong.

Rooted in vintage country, her latest release Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet, is an unapologetically beer and tear-soaked homage to the late 60’s when hard-country weepers burst forth from AM transistor radios. Awash in full-throttle fiddle, weeping steel guitar, heavenly backing vocals, and anchored by her warm, expressive voice, the album’s country roots run deep. With guests like Marty Stuart and Rodney Crowell and a lineup of top-flight musicians Brennen Leigh create has created a modern gem, while honouring country music’s enduring golden era.

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