Leah Druzinsky
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Leah Druzinsky

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"LEAH DRUZINSKY BAND DOES UP CHICAGO"

LEAH DRUZINSKY BAND DOES UP CHICAGO by Lisa Torem
December 2nd, 2010 7:59 pm CT
Whether performing at New York's Bitter End or back home in Denver, the Leah Druzinsky band puts on a solid performance. This soulful vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter fashions her stories from familiar themes, like unrequited love, and new found romance, but interprets said themes with a unique flourish and a stellar range.

'The First Love of a Fatherless Child' is delivered with a hauntingly, bittersweet timbre, 'Early Morning' is flooded with joy; "we find ourselves, early morning in love, dancing softly, dancing slowly."

Even when plagued by rejection, Druzinsky manages to muster a strong spirit. Her rendition of "She'll Never Love You Like I Do" is tearful, but impassioned. The anthemic "America the Beautiful' is redone with a searing twist; "keep reaching for the gilded crown," she croons, before her vocals writhe.

Supported by Kevin Donahue (lead guitar), Will Kyriazis (piano) and Brandon Meagher (drums), the long-haired beauty expresses herself in a confessional manner that recalls the streetwise Tracy Chapman and the fiery Fiona Apple. Druzinsky's self-expression shines whether she picks up an acoustic guitar or eases into an electric keyboard. Enjoy!

WHO: The Leah Druzinsky Band

WHERE: Lily's Bar, 2513 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois

WHEN: Saturday, December 4th, 2010 - Chicago Live Music Examiner


"DU Unplugged 10.2.09"

"The highlight of their set was when jazz vocals student Leah Druzinsky took the stage and delivered a downright chilling rendition of BIllie Holiday's classic "Summertime." The extra conversation and munching ceased, all eyes on Leah as she blew us all away with her mesmerizing voice." - University of Denver


"DU Unplugged 10.2.09"

"The highlight of their set was when jazz vocals student Leah Druzinsky took the stage and delivered a downright chilling rendition of BIllie Holiday's classic "Summertime." The extra conversation and munching ceased, all eyes on Leah as she blew us all away with her mesmerizing voice." - University of Denver


Discography

"Put My Money On The Sun (demo)" 2009 (on CDbaby and Apple ITunes)
"How It's Gonna Be" to be released soon (2010) Produced by Caw of Dr. Caw Recording

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Leah Druzinsky, age twenty-three, has grown up with music in her soul. At age three her grandfather, the late Edward Druzinsky, principal harpist
with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was impressed that she sang perfectly in tune.Leah began writing original songs when she was in high school but did not perform them in public until later. Leah recorded
a primarily acoustic demo album entitled “Put My Money On The Sun” in 2009, that features her accompanying herself on guitar and piano.
In October of 2010 she recorded “How It’s Gonna Be,” a second album produced and engineered by Craig Williams of Dr. Caw Recording.
The album features fantastic Chicago musicians including Alan Berliant, Jim Widlowski, John Rice, Steve Eisen, and more. The Old Town Art Fair described Leah as “an excitingly fresh singer/songwriter, Leah serves up a musical salad of ballads, blues, rock, and jazz.” While living in Denver for two years, she played at Cervante’s Otherside, Summit Music Hall, and Casselman’s. Leah has also played at well-known
venues in New York City including Sullivan Hall and the infamous rock club, Bitter End. Druzinsky moved from Denver to Chicago in the summer of 2011. Since
then she has played at well known clubs all around Chicago including Double Door, Elbo Room, Martyrs', Subterranean, Uncommon Ground and more. She earned a
headlining slot at the Elbo Room's I AM Fest at the House of Blues in the summer of 2012 and was invited to play at the annual festival again on August 24, 2013. Leah graduated the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Spring of 2013 and currently studies privately with one of Chicago’s finest recording artists, Cheryl Wilson.
Leah co-writes and sings with the band Ladilala. Their music is featured on major television shows on MTV such as Jersey Shore and Snooki and JWoww. Druzinsky continues to write music and perform in and around the Chicago area.

To learn more about Leah visit her website www.leahdruzinsky.com

press review: http://www.examiner.com/live-music-in-chicago/leah-druzinsky-band-does-up-chicago-by-lisa-torem