Travelin' Kind aka Trisha Leone & Mickey Sandora

Travelin' Kind aka Trisha Leone & Mickey Sandora

 Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
DuoAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Travelin’ Kind is the acoustic/electric duo of singer/songwriter Trisha Leone and guitarist Mickey Sandora. Through well-crafted original songs and songs by some of their favorite artists, the music flows effortlessly in a folk rock style infused with a lifetime of diverse influences. Trisha and Mickey believe in the power of music to make a connection and are committed to sharing their hearts and souls through the gift of music.

Biography

Trisha Leone was raised in the Colorado Rockies and has been writing songs since she was a young teenager.  She received a Master Certificate of Songwriting from Berklee School of Music and has spent the last several years co-writing with top Nashville writers as well as writing and releasing her own material. Some of her songs have received critical acclaim as well as frequent radio airplay. Trisha met Mickey at a jam session and a short time later, the two of them became partners in life and music.  She also serves as a volunteer musician for Musicians On Call and The Country Music Hall of Fame, where she is part of the Words & Music education program. Through solid bass lines, rhythm guitar and distinct vocals, Trisha is genuine artist who paints a beautiful picture through a song.

Mickey Sandora heard the call of music at the golden age of nine with a Harmony guitar, given to him by his Uncle— There is something special about that first guitar.  Two short years later Mickey was playing clubs in the Philadelphia area and his future as a performing musician was sealed.  Today Mickey is an accomplished musician with a long history as a solo act and as a sideman for many legendary artists including Ferlin Husky.  As a lead player, Mickey’s fretwork is first-class, filled with a passion that comes from deep within.  Whether it be on an electric or acoustic guitar, Mickey adds an exceptional touch to every song he plays. Mickey is also the owner of Sandora Amplification and has his own line of hand-wired boutique guitar amplifiers including the well-known “Sandora’s Box.”



Lyrics

Perfect Strangers

Written By: Trisha Leone/Jon Coleman

I’ve got your hands,
I’ve got your smile
And when I look into the mirror,
it’s you I recognize
You’re a little like me,
I’m a lot like you
Digging through the ashes, finding nuggets of some truth
In a field of stones, in a field of stones
We are perfect strangers
Yet somewhere deep inside I know you well
Worlds apart aren’t as far as they seem
Perfect strangers, you and me

You’ve got that laugh, that cuts across the room
When you are nervous, you bite your lip, I do that too
I apologize, I don’t mean to stare
It just amazes and intrigues me to see you standing there
It feels like home, it feels like home

We are perfect strangers
Yet somewhere deep inside I know you well
Worlds apart aren’t as far as they seem
Perfect strangers, you and me

I’ve had years to think about what I would say
When I met you face to face but the words have fallen away

Time doesn’t wait,
it didn’t save my place
It’s here and now I see that fate has made no mistakes
You close the gate
I drive away
If we’re never at this place again, at least we had today
Love is complete, love is complete

I Don't Wanna Play

Written By: Trisha Leone

My skin is thin
like an old woman's
My emotions run
with the blood in my veins
Threatening to spill
with the slightest scratch
Like a flood
that can't be held back

I don't wanna play this game anymore
Its too late to even up the score
I'll just take my losses and walk away
Make my escape, cause I don't wanna play

I was never tough enough, couldn't take it like a man
Filling shoes that didn't fit, never wanting to admit
that I wasn't what I thought I should be
An excuse for something, I couldn't find in me

I don't wanna play this game anymore
Its too late to even up the score
I'll just take my losses and breakaway
Make my escape, cause I don't wanna play

My skins not thick enough, I can't shrug it off
I can't try to pretend
That words don't break my bones
Like sticks and stones
the voices never end
I'm fragile and I think I might break
Gotta make some changes, before it's too late

I don't wanna play this game anymore
Its too late to even up the score
I'll just take my losses and breakaway
Make my escape, cause I don't wanna play

Can You Feel My Love

Written By: Trisha Leone

How did we get into this place
I thought you’d be here everyday
I never dreamed I’d have to say
This from so far away

Not sure what happened to our plans
This crazy world’s so out of hand
Now you’re the one to make a stand
In some far away land

And can you feel my love from there
Close your eyes and you will see me
Feel my fingers touch your hair
oh can you feel my love
Can you feel my love from there
Take a deep breath, I’m right there with you
My love is everywhere, can you feel my love

How could they interrupt our dreams
Make you some puppet on a string
God you know I’d give anything
Just to hear you sing in the shower

If I could stop this marathon
These miles between us would be gone
Our love could carry on
We’d make love into the dawn

I can feel the tears filling my eyes
And I can’t stop this aching deep inside
I can’t change the way things are
But they can’t, take this love inside our hearts

Can you feel my love from there
Close your eyes and you will see me
Feel my fingers touch your hair, oh can you feel my love
Can you feel my love from there
Take a deep breath, I’m right there with you
My love is everywhere, oh can you feel my love

Discography

3rd Time Lucky EP
(Tracks 1,3,4,5 radio airplay)
Perfect Strangers-full-length CD released 6/25/09

Set List

My typical set list is 75% original music. I do covers of other songwriters that inspire me such as; Lucinda Williams, Buddy & Julie Miller, Allison Moorer & Steve Earle.