"...his latest batch, 7 Song Tape/Thank You for the Coffee, could make even Johnny Cash and Hank Williams cry...Leach has a heart as big as the moon and a voice that could melt glass." -VILLAGE VOICE
"...raggedly lo-fi but all the better for it. Leach’s vocals vary so wildly that it’s hard to believe the confidant gospel tenor of ‘I Remember a Little Old Town’ and the vulnerable hillbilly warbling of ‘Go On Home’ belong to the same man. Johnny Cash and the 60’s folk circuit are obviously major influences here but Leach is no imitator...a refreshingly unassuming, unaffected storyteller without a hint of pastiche..." -AMERICANA UK
"Call it D.I.Y. country... The songs are mostly quiet and reflective, wonderfully brought to life by Leach's subtlety passionate vocals... succeeds with carefully rendered story-songs such as "At the Bottom of a Barroom on a Hill in Tennessee" and "Thank You For the Coffee" that bring the listener into their worlds.
-COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
"He doesn't need a fancy studio or guest performers - just a guitar, harmonica, four-track, and a few songs...Tom Leach has a voice that cracks with emotion, resonates with passion, and always with a strangely familiar ring like it's a friend talking to you. If you have enjoyed The Handsome Family, then you will be ready to go deeper into America's heartland and get to know Tom Leach." -A COOL NOISE
Georgia-bred Tom Leach has written hundreds of songs recorded primarily on 4 track tape. His music has been praised by publications such as MOJO, NO DEPRESSION, and the WALL STREET JOURNAL. A singer-songwriter embracing old and new styles in the country vein, lo-fi honesty prevails. Past releases include a self-titled debut and live album on Slow River/Rykodisc, as well as a duet with Vic Chesnutt featuring the Starroom Boys.