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Leigh Humes

Tampa, Florida, United States | INDIE

Tampa, Florida, United States | INDIE
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"COME OUT OF THE RAIN by: Leigh Humes"


Come Out of the Rain by Leigh Humes is a superbly crafted work of art, both in its physical and aural dimensions. The CD itself is a higly polished and professional package that rivals anything the major labels produce, yet is the product of a Tampa studio and record company owned by her with her husband and performing partner, Steve Humes. And the music it contains also equally matches the best of the best, providing a showcase for one of Tampa Bay's most perfectly pitched and clearly projected voices, backed by flawless musicianship and artistry in the arrangements and accompanyment that round out the collection. It is with pleasure and pride this masterful music monument is presented this week in the Feature Artist spotlight on Music Tampa Bay.


Leigh Humes: Come Out of the Rain (Pearl Court Records)
Singer-songwriter Humes blends influences such as Joni Mitchell and Mary Chapin Carpenter (with a hint of Phoebe Snow in the vocals) into her sharp observations of life and love, backed by a pleasing blend of soft rock, blues and country. Humes plays a CD release party Nov. 13 at Pelagia Trattoria, Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza. (www.leighhumes.com)
- Curtis Ross, TampaTribune Pop Music Critic - Music Tampa Bay - Rick Crandell


"COME OUT OF THE RAIN by: Leigh Humes"


Come Out of the Rain by Leigh Humes is a superbly crafted work of art, both in its physical and aural dimensions. The CD itself is a higly polished and professional package that rivals anything the major labels produce, yet is the product of a Tampa studio and record company owned by her with her husband and performing partner, Steve Humes. And the music it contains also equally matches the best of the best, providing a showcase for one of Tampa Bay's most perfectly pitched and clearly projected voices, backed by flawless musicianship and artistry in the arrangements and accompanyment that round out the collection. It is with pleasure and pride this masterful music monument is presented this week in the Feature Artist spotlight on Music Tampa Bay.


Leigh Humes: Come Out of the Rain (Pearl Court Records)
Singer-songwriter Humes blends influences such as Joni Mitchell and Mary Chapin Carpenter (with a hint of Phoebe Snow in the vocals) into her sharp observations of life and love, backed by a pleasing blend of soft rock, blues and country. Humes plays a CD release party Nov. 13 at Pelagia Trattoria, Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza. (www.leighhumes.com)
- Curtis Ross, TampaTribune Pop Music Critic - Music Tampa Bay - Rick Crandell


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Leigh Humes, Tampa Bay area singer/songwriter and guitarist was born in Memphis, Tennessee and has lived in the Tampa Bay area for most of her life.
On November 13, 2009, she released her new CD entitled "Come Out of The Rain" which was co-produced by her husband and music partner, Steve Humes. The title track was written to perform at the 2008 Annual Candle Light Vigil for The Spring of Tampa Bay - an area shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Leigh began her life-long love affair with music when she was just a few years old. She owes her interest in music to her mother who was a dancing teacher owning five dance studios along with her father who was an artist. Some of Leigh's fondest early memories are of the grand productions her parents put on in and around Memphis which included her father's hand made and painted set designs and props. Leigh staged her own mini productions performing for her friends, parents and other relatives. Before long Leigh found herself on stage too, performing Glow little Glow Worm and Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend at age five. Later Leigh joined a Junior High School band and sang as a back-up singer.

When Leigh was twelve years old, she picked up a guitar for the first time when her father purchased a $25.00 K-Mart special. This bargain guitar's strings were so far from the guitar neck fret board that playing it was difficult at best. Never-the-less she played it till her fingers bled and continued playing it until her family moved to Tampa and she acquired a more player friendly Aria guitar at an area flea market.
Leigh began writing songs soon afterward. To date, Leigh has written well over one hundred songs all of which have been driven by emotion and borne from the heart.

Leigh's earliest musical influences were Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Brenda Lee, Nat King Cole, Lana Contrel and Peggy Lee. Remarkably, Leigh had no formal instruction and learned to play guitar by ear with guidance from friends she's met along the way. Leigh also performed with James Hawkins' and The Cold Harbor Band and has her own band The Leigh Humes Band and performs with her husband in a duo around the greater Tampa Bay Area. Leigh's style has been coined as the place where jazz, country and folk meet.

You can catch Leigh's performances by clicking on the link below for an interactive calendar or visiting: http://www.reverbnation.com/leighhumes