Fri, Jul 01|
LEAHY w/opener Anna Ludlow
If you think you know what the music of Canadian band Leahy sounds like, it’s time to think again! As the songs on Good Water took shape, a new edge to their sound began to emerge
Time & Location
Jul 01, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Morrisburg, 5242 Smiths Rd, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0, Canada
About the event
Over the course of their life as a band, Leahy has deservedly secured a place as one of Canada’s most highly regarded musical groups. Their emergence on the Canadian music scene in the late 1990s introduced audiences to the original Leahy sound – a foundation of strong stride piano, driving rhythm guitar, distinctive bass lines, and propulsive drumming, from which the band’s extraordinarily brilliant fiddles, passionate vocals, and exquisite harmonies were launched to mainstream music listeners.
Their reputation as excellent musicians, multi-instrumentalists, singers, and songwriters was (and continues to be) exponentially enhanced by Leahy’s stunning, high-energy live performances. It’s hard to imagine that anybody who’s seen Leahy play live would ever forget it. Their compelling live show remains fully intact with their captivating new sound, and is still the wind in the sails of their career voyage to a worldwide audience.
Their eclectic music combines elements of the aforementioned folk, traditional, Celtic, and roots music – and now, especially, progressive, pop and rock – into a sound all their own. For Leahy there are no boundaries as they evolve – the band’s genuine love of such a diverse range of music fuels their uncompromising creativity. Refusing to be bound to the conventions of any one genre, defying easy definition, they’ve forged a truly unique reputation.
If you think you know what the music of Canadian band Leahy sounds like, it’s time to think again.
Their new album Good Water brings the five women in the group – Leahy sisters – freshly to the fore, in singing and especially songwriting, along with brother Frank on drums. As the songs on Good Water took shape, a new edge to their sound began to emerge – the band on to explore the outer edges of their traditional/Celtic/folk/roots musical origins, pushing well beyond that footing. The result is a wide-ranging collection of songs that newly ignite the many musical influences that motivate the band members – from rock to choral, country to classical, and beyond.