Living the Dream

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Sometimes it takes awhile to get to where you’re going.  This musical road trip took me from home to east Texas, to Austin and finally to Nashville where I await the release of my first EP titled In Pursuit.

I was a songwriter at five, writing ditties while my dad filmed.  I basked in the glow of a world I created all alone.  Classically trained in piano since 6 prepared me for using the piano as my main instrument.  Poetry took hold of my heart through the middle school years and once in high school, I became involved in choir and musical theatre.  The stage taught me how to share my gifts with those who loved the arts.   From there, I decided to learn how to sing and play with my book of pop songs.  This was somewhat difficult as I had always struggled as a sight reader.  So I began writing songs in my college bedroom amidst the east Texas pines.  I shakily performed an original song at my college open mic night with my music professor’s encouragement.  After a move to Austin, I began playing at open mics and coffeehouses around town.

4 years after, I now reside in Nashville. I am blessed to have learned what I am made of and to know somewhere deep in me lies grit that runs in my family.  I anticipate the release of my first EP due out September 24.  To hold such a completed project in my hand will be an accomplishment in and of itself.  It is a gift to arrive at a goal and I look forward in hopes that it is warmly received by those who like it.  I have had an amazing opportunity to tell a story through song in the last six months in the studio.  I’ve molded and sculpted these little works of heart.  It has been days and hours of creating something I have wanted for 5 years.

So it is with open hands and a warm heart that I give you something I hope will be well received.  If you would like to receive In Pursuit, please message me your address or send it to me at leahemusic@gmail.com.

Have a lovely Tuesday 🙂

~lme

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