Brennan Leigh at next Java Jam, Thursday Nov. 29
"If what passes for country music these days gives you a headache, Brennen Leigh has the remedy." So wrote the Austin Chronicle in a review of the talented singer-songwriter's latest album The Box. She mixes the traditional sounds of country and bluegrass effortlessly and with deep admiration, yet manages to remain contemporary with subject matter that is both fascinating and universal.
Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Leigh lived in Moorhead, Minnesota where she began performing with her brother Seth Hulbert. In 2002, she decided to give Austin a try.
2004 was a banner year for the then fledgling singer-songwriter. She began a Tuesday night residency at Austin's Evangeline Cafe, one that continues to this day. She also released Too Thin To Plow, a satisfying display of her firm grasp on Americana that won her some opening dates with Ralph Stanley.
Leigh has expanded her audience to Europe, especially in Norway where she's performed eight times since 2005. In the multifaceted Austin music scene, Brennen Leigh stands apart with talent that is distinctive and a sound that is uncommonly satisfying. See BrennenLeigh.net for additional information.
Come join the fun at Milam Street Coffee Shop, Thursday, November 29, 6 pm to 9 pm, Wharton's most unique live music/dining experience. Here's how it works. Bring a covered dish of your choosing. Don't worry about what, just bring enough food for you and a little extra (it always works out) and $15 per person to drop in the cover charge jar.