Local Musician Spotlight: Leah and the Moonlighters

June 22nd, 2010  |  City: | Published in Shopping & Arts

Photo courtesy of Leah and the Moonlighters

Photo courtesy of Leah and the Moonlighters

When was the last time you heard a local Jazz band play live? I honestly cannot recall such an event. I am way overdue for a Jazzy evening with authentic and original music, which is why I am so excited to hear Austin’s own Leah and the Moonlighters play this coming Sunday at Elephant Room starting at 8:30 p.m.  

I had the privilege of getting a sneak-peek (or listen) of the debut album, encased in a nostalgic, yet aesthetic cover designed by one of my favorite up and coming advertising art directors. I found this six-piece musical act to be soothing, combining their talents led by violinist and lead vocalist, Leah Zeger, and guitarist Aaron Goldfarb, to create heartfelt sounds that were comforting and “music to my ears”.

With some of the band members who carry their sounds throughout the city as part of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and others who are mastering the art of music at the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music, Leah and the Moonlighters’ debut album brings local, genuine, and natural talent to the surface of the Austin Jazz scene.

Stop by their debut album release party and concert this Sunday underground at the Elephant Room to hear them in their purest form. For more details, click here.

*Also, if you’re looking for more live music to catch this weekend, one of my fav fav favs is playing with three other local bands Friday night!  For more info about the event, click here.

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