T.S. Leach

T.S. Leach

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A hybrid of Lou Reed, Warren Zevon and Johnny Cash in terms of lyrical approach and vocal delivery set to pretty much straight ahead rock music with some strong hints or sniffs of Pink Floyd and Carlos Santana here and there.

Biography

After thirteen years in the US Navy; after starting a family, suffering a painful break up, and raising a son; after building a career in the San Francisco Bay Area; and now living in Boone, an eclectic artist enclave nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, TS Leach has developed into a songwriter with a very unconventional perspective on the world, and on the deepest secrets of the human condition.

The wildly divergent paths he has ventured onto and journeyed, his frequent and extensive travels and experiences internationally, both as a Navy officer, and later in his civilian life, have undeniably shaped him as an artist, as a songwriter, and as a human being.

TS is often described as being a living, and thriving, contradiction: a borderline anarchist who spent 13 years serving his country and government; a pacifist who owns and is quite proficient with firearms; an agnostic, borderline atheist, who has a broad and fairly deep knowledge of and respect for numerous world religions. The list could go on and on. It's not clear whether TS is naturally drawn to contradiction, or that contradiction seems to naturally find its way to him. Regardless, contradiction is a strong and common theme in his latest music, with a strong tendency to examine the darker aspects of contradiction in the people and the world around us.

TS’s debut EP Road of Bones is the logical and representative culmination of his life’s journey to date. The music on Road of Bones found voice when TS met and began a collaboration with Tom Higgins in the mountains of North Carolina. It is dark, it is haunting, but also offers a tinge of hope for the future. The intelligent and thoughtful lyrics of TS, set to fascinating melodic-harmonic construction composed by TS and Tom Higgins, with final instrumental arrangements by TS, pc muñoz and Mark Weibel, creatively and beautifully defy the norm.

The collection will lift you up off your feet with a number of its more rockin’ melodies. But as you grasp the lyrics, you'll ask yourself why you're dancing. A number of the songs are more cerebral, and rather bewitching in nature. These may cause you to feel an odd mix of peace, tranquility, and uneasiness, as if you’re experiencing a rather surreal, and less-than-positive dream. Bottom line, Road of Bones will invite you to feel emotions, and to think thoughts, for good or ill, and likely both.

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Born in New York City and raised largely in northeastern Ohio just outside of Cleveland, music and writing has always been a thread weaving in and out of TS’s life. TS’s musical journey began when he started taking piano lessons at the age of 5, and continued while learning to play the guitar in the 7th grade, virtually on his own, and it was at this stage of his life that his interests in music turned towards composing his own melodies, and writing his own lyrics.

Discography

Debut EP CD "Road of Bones" released June 27, 2006
Available @ Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes
"Road of Bones" has had airplay on west coast radio, and "The Woods" was #17 ranked song by a published music critic in Prague this past summer.

Set List

"Road of Bones" tracks: Road of Bones, The Death of Love, Stand and Fight, Does It Matter Anyway, The Woods, In the Dead of the Night As well as other original songs: Memories of You, Living in This Vicious World, The Road to North Carolina, Cruising Tchoupitoulas, Final Curtain Call, Life Itself is a Suicide, Life Goes On, Nighttime in New Orleans, My Angel, and a couple covers sometimes..... The Wind (Warren Zevon) and Washboard Lisa (Grayson Capps)