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19Oct
Leigh Lesho
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM 191 Toole
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 19, 2018
Where: 191 Toole, 191 East Toole Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85701
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with Fuentes & Febbo
Akasha is the title of Leigh Leshos sophomore album that is set to release on 10/10. She is the writer and head producer of the project with the help of Oscar Fuentes as recording engineer and studio musician, along with production support from Gabriel Sullivan (XIXA). Other stellar artists that can be heard throughout the album include Thoger Lund (Giant Sand) on upright bass and cello, Lauren Wilson on percussion, Heather Lil Mama Hardy on fiddle, along with many more special guest contributions. Leigh Leshos first album 444 was released in 2016 as a compilation of what she felt were the strongest, most relevant songs she had written over the years up to the point of meeting friend and producer Oscar Fuentes in 2012. Since the creation of 444 was an afterthought to its contents, Leigh decided to approach it with her wide-open appreciation for all genres of music and allow the songs to decide which sound forms they each wanted to take on. With hits such as Shadowside and Desert Dwellers, the album has been very well received with fans often expressing their appreciation for the many different sounds and styles that it contains while still creating a cohesive sound. Leigh and her band known as The Night Lights have been consistently playing live shows ever since the release of 444, and Leigh was already conceptualizing the follow-up project as soon as the first one was complete.Akasha is a concept album and is the Sanskrit word for the element of space/ether. A concept album is like a storybook, with each song being like a chapter of the story. Each of the songs that make up the album hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. The album opens with the track Mountain, which represents the earth element and moves through the tracks as if moving upward through the human experience, transforming earth into the water, water into fire, fire into air, air into space, then a holding of space, and finally a shedding of t
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