Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tonight at The Musician (17/7): Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay
Wednesday 17th July
Brennen Leigh is a songwriter, multi instrumentalist and singer whose to the point storytelling style has elevated her to newfound cult status around the world and most notably in her native Austin, Texas. Only slightly less famous for her musicianship, it's easy to see why she's caught the ear of greats like Guy Clark who has said of Leigh; "She plays guitar like a motherf---er". All musical and performing prowess aside, the thing Brennen has become most famous for is her whip smart songwriting, with her songs recorded by the likes of Lee Ann Womack, Sunny Sweeney and the Carper Family. She has co-written with the likes of Jim Lauderdale, Shawn Camp, John Scott Sherrill, David Olney and Carl Jackson.

Noel McKay is a Texan songwriter whose songs have taken him across the States and all over the world and in 1993 he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark. Clark's mentorship has been a key component to Noel's success as a songwriter. In the 2000's he had several regional hits across the state of Texas with his brother Hollin McKay in the band McKay Brothers. These days Noel can be found playing his songs to packed houses of astute listeners both stateside and in Europe.

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