Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
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Andrew Leahey & the Homestead

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
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"Album Stream: Andrew Leahey & The Homestead - Summer Sleeves EP"

Nashville-based Andrew Leahey is set to release his debut EP on April 2. The album was recorded with his band The Homestead, a group of childhood friends who happen to be skilled musicians, too.

The album, Summer Sleeves, was produced by David Barbe (REM, Drive-By Truckers, Sun Volt) and co-produced by Leahey himself. You can preview the EP in its entirety in the player below, and catch the video for the single “Little in Love” as well. - Paste Magazine


"A New York Minute with Musician Andrew Leahey"

Andrew Leahey & the Homestead is the kind of band you’d discover in your dad’s 8-track player and fall in love with. It’s Tom Petty-style rock, full of vibe, spirit and a sense of place… It’s the kind of rock that sticks in your head for miles. - New York Minute


""1972: Music City Roots, 4.17.13""

Andrew Leahey peers out from under a mop of 1972-worthy hair, and his five piece band kills it. In about a minute they had me thinking about Neil Young...with major melodies and satisfying, striding guitar riffs. - Music City Roots


"CMT.com"

Americana listeners may enjoy Andrew Leahey & the Homestead’s ‘Penitentiary Guys.' - CMT.com


"Richmond.com"

Leahey delivers heartland rock & roll, folk, and alt-country like no other in the city. - www.Richmond.com


"AllMusic.com Review"

… The interplay between the musicians is surefooted and enthusiastic, recalling the work of players well accustomed to one another after a few years of playing roadhouses. Leahey’s songwriting is planted firmly in country-influenced roots rock, with melodies whose sunny side doesn’t undercut their emotional strength, and while many of the tunes here have a firm but easygoing country stride, such as “Flyover Country” and “Heart Off My Hands,” these guys don’t mind rocking out. - All Music Guide


"AllMusic.com Review"

… The interplay between the musicians is surefooted and enthusiastic, recalling the work of players well accustomed to one another after a few years of playing roadhouses. Leahey’s songwriting is planted firmly in country-influenced roots rock, with melodies whose sunny side doesn’t undercut their emotional strength, and while many of the tunes here have a firm but easygoing country stride, such as “Flyover Country” and “Heart Off My Hands,” these guys don’t mind rocking out. - All Music Guide


""Short Takes""

Country rock done proud with just enough Gram Parsons influence to provide the honky tonk cosmic American vibe but not too much to make singer/songwriter Leahey just another Flying Burrito Brothers super fan. Recorded quickly and predominantly live in a “semi-vacant 1930s movie theatre” during a productive three days, the songs and performances breathe with a rootsy realism that’s natural and organic. The tunes float, the guitars chime and Leahey’s unforced vocals keep the vibe fresh, vibrant and bracing, no easy feat in a genre overstuffed with less talented competitors. - American Songwriter


Discography

"Summer Sleeves" EP
© 2013, Leahey Music (SESAC)

"Andrew Leahey & the Homestead"
© 2011, Leahey Music (SESAC)

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Bio

Like Tom Petty and Ryan Adams, Andrew Leahey writes songs that split the difference between rock & roll, Americana, and alt-country. A Virginia native, he began his career as a vocalist, singing at Juilliard during his early 20s and performing at venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Focusing on classical music grew old, though — there weren’t nearly enough guitar solos, for starters, and all the conductors seemed to think Sebastian Bach was Johann’s younger brother — so Leahey ditched the Big Apple and moved to Michigan, where he spent four years working as a music journalist while diving back into songwriting. Now a full-time Nashville resident, he writes, records, and tours with the band Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, an independent, road-ragged rock band. Forget Carnegie Hall. This is music for city highways and country lanes, for pop fans and roots rockers, for the heart as well as the heartland.