Springtime with Leah Shaw

 



Happy spring! We made it! I'm celebrating with two upcoming shows. Please join me at one of them:

Sunday, April 9th at 8:00 pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
Muddy Creek Songwriters Festival

Muddy Creek Music Hall
Winston-Salem, NC
Purchase Tickets Here 
This is a family and local artist-friendly three-day festival. The talented Daniel Seriff will join me along with Jonathan Byrd and Jacob Johnson will join me for this headline show. Be sure to check out the entire weekend lineup!

Friday, May 5th at 10:00pm (Doors @ 9:45pm)
Rockwood Music Hall Stage One
New York, NY
Admission is Free
Enter at Allen Street. !Para celebrar el cinco de Mayo, un parte de este concierto será cantada en español! (We're gonna celebrate Cinco de Mayo, y'all!)

 

Merry Christmas Darling

 

New single 'Merry Christmas Darling' is now available! Buy it on iTunes today! http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1175401388

Amazon // Spotify // Youtube // SoundCloud

 

A New Video from Leah Shaw // Music

 

I entered a video the NPR Tiny Desk Contest, and I'd like to share it with you!

I created Know Just What To Say while sitting on the floor in a Brooklyn studio while experimenting with my RC-30 Looper, and it is the first song I've ever performed live in which I made myself put down the instruments I usually rely on and only use my voice. The song is about creating space for my own choices, ideas and voice instead of relying on the direction of others. That's a lesson that's a tough but important one to learn and one I'm still learning! 

 

EP 'Home" Now Available Online

 

Leah Shaw's latest EP 'Home' is now available online, featuring the 2014 Our State NC Magazine Song of the Year, 'Carolina I'm Home' as well as the tune featured in her latest music video release 'Up in New York City'. Inspired by the journey to find home in a set of ever-changing circumstances, Leah's intimate, energy-infused vocals blend soulful melodies with folk instrumentation and an alt-rock edge.

The album is distributed on iTunesAmazonSpotify, Rdio and more.

 

Summertime Shows

 
Hi all, I hope you are well!
 
I took a month-long summer vacation from shows in June and it was refreshing. I planted nasturtiums in the backyard and read a couple of novels. Then I traveled to Tulum, Mexico to relax, eat guacamole and accomplish a lifetime goal of singing Spanish language karaoke in a Spanish-speaking country. No me queda mas!
 

New Spring Single 'Countdown'

 

This morning, Leah Shaw released her Spring single 'Countdown'. Optimistic and romantic and a little bit country, the song features Brendan Hackett​ on vocals, Daniel Seriff​ on electric guitar and bass and Jonathan Green on drumset. Tracking was done by Philip Weinrobe​ in Manhattan and by Daniel A Seriff who also mixed and produced the song​ at his studio in Winston-Salem NC. 

Stream or download here: iTunes // Amazon // Spotify 

Please enjoy!

 

Happy Spring From Leah

 
April 3rd, 2015
 
Hey, ya'll!
 
Well this has been a pretty jubilant month. It became Spring, for starters. I got to play shows in New York and shows in North Carolina, my favorite states. And, I found myself collaborating with musicians who are longtime favorites on new music releases, and then there's been some incredible new friends who passed my way and it's made for a month full of musical highlights. Can I tell you about some of them? 
 

Happy Blizzard from Leah

 
Good evening, all!
 
The video I submitted of original song "Up in NYC" for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Competition is doing wonderfully; the views just keep climbing, so thank you for taking time to view and share it! You can follow the competition on NPR's blog where new featured artists are chosen every day. I hope to be one of them!
 
 

"Up in New York City" Filmed High Up

 

The video views keep climbing, and I'm excited to see what the other entrants submit for the competition, which is available on a Tumblr blog. I hope to make my way onto the blog. Please follow along with the competition!

The video was shot by Shane G Mahon and vocals and percussion were provided by the incredibly talented Aviva Jaye.

 

NC Singer-Songwriter of the Year

 

What a great fall! My original tune 'Carolina I'm Home' was chosen as the winner of the Our State NC Singer Songwriter 2014 Competition Winner. I had the chance to visit Raleigh, NC on a VIP pass to the International Bluegrass Music Association Festival which moved this year to Raleigh for the first time. I heard some musical heroes and some awesome up and coming musicians, and had a chance to perform my winning tune at Deep South the Bar.

 

Single "Growing" Licensed for TLC

 

I'm excited to announce that my latest single "Growing" will be on the Kate Plus 8 hour special airing this Thursday, 6/26 at 10pm on TLC. You can also preview and buy it NOW on iTunes or Amazon!

 

New Single // Growing

 

I've been working on lots of new music up in New York. I finally got a chance to do some recording and have just released this brand new single for you to check out!

 

 

Recording A New Single

 

Very excited to be back in the studio working on some new tunes!  Stay tuned for more...

 

EOP Shoot Out // Winner

 

Leah won the Eddie Owen Presents Open Mic Shootout #3! She performed against 22 other songwriters and won.  Her final performance of the night earned her the 1st place prize! 

 

Letter // With a Banjo

 

 

Summer Tour // July Dates Announced

 

Touring through the Southeast - check out my dates page!    Check out my soundcloud page for the a few new tunes I've been working on...I'm going to be playing them on this tour - can't wait to see you all out there! 

 

New Single // I Went to War

 

 

I'm Just the Same EP // Now Available

 

We're so excited to announce that Leah's EP, I'm Just the Same is now available!  Each EP has been created using customized hand-stamps and durable ink to create a textured and unique, original product.  No one EP is exactly the same.  The cardboard sleeve was made in America from recycled materials.   Look to the right to order a hard copy via PayPal, or you can buy it digitally on iTunes and Amazon.com. 

 

I'm Just the Same EP // Forthcoming

 

The I'm Just the Same EP-making supplies are here and we are so excited over here at Leah Shaw Music HQ. More info to come on the official release date. Follow Leah on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get more updates on this EP and some sneak peeks of the songs!  

 

Busking on First Avenue // Just the Same

 

Last night, I decided to warm up for my set at The Chipped Cup in the subway. Armed with some good friends and a warm hat, I gave Just The Same a practice run. I'm pumped about this song - it will be released on the forthcoming EP. Release date TBA!

 

Recording I Went to War

 

So today, I've been working on one of my favorite new songs called "I Went to War" and I'm working with a friend of mine.  Here's a little peek of us recording the vocals for this track.

 

The Recording Process // Brooklyn

 

My friend Daniel is in the studio with me today, recording Brooklyn and playing some fantastic slide guitar - check out his solo moment!  I am loving the recording process!  

 

Recording My First EP

 

So excited that this is happening!  Stay tuned for more about when you can get some of my songs! 

 

Brooklyn // Live

 

Check out my newest video from a recent performance at Raylen winery. I wrote this one night while riding the subway and thinking about my recent move to Brooklyn. It was the first song I wrote in New York.  And yes, those are definitely band-aids holding up my dress straps!