Thursday, March 29, 2018

Reflections on a Rainy Day

On a Hard Road

Leah Blevins on a Hard Road

It’s a hard road from Sandy Hook to Nashville for a singer and songwriter like Leah Blevins in many ways. Figuring out which road to take to the main highway, packing a lunch, and having the determination to get into your vehicle with a little spending money and your guitar is the easy part. Saying goodbye to momma and giving up watching TV with your granny is just the beginning of a trip that involves learning the music business while trying to sell your feelings in songs. Traveling down the same roads of some greats from eastern Kentucky like Tom T. Hall, Dwight Yokum Keith Whitely, Chris Stapleton, Rosemary Clooney, Loretta Lynn, and Jean Ritchie, can be inspiring on some days and overwhelming on others. “I want to showcase love, integrity, and acceptance in my songs,” stated Leah. “I want people to be able to be comfortable in their own skins,” she went on to say during a recent interview.
     Six years later, and in front of her audiences, her musical style ranges from similarities to a twangy Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac to a sound like she’s leading the church choir. Leah has performed for many audiences includes those that visit the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville which claims worldwide recognition among songwriters to a more recent  appearance in Bowling Green Kentucky at the Capitol Arts Theater as part of the Western Kentucky University TV and radio PBS series “The Lost River Sessions.”

      Leah has been involved in music going back for four generations in her family, and the songwriting part of Leah’s musical ambition revolves around family, friends, lost love, broken promises, and hope for the future.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Nashville Skyline at 82 mph

Close to Goodlettsville headed back to Bowling Green

 Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album released by Bob Dylan on April 9, 1969.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Kentucky Grand Hotel

The piano player honed his chops in a night club in Detroit on 8 mile Rd., not too far from where I worked.