Many more years ago than Leah likes to admit, her mother began her musical training with the piano. After too many fights, her mother finally told her that she could quit piano- if she found something else. Through a wrong phone number dialed, and an unforgettable voice from the past, Leah was pointed towards the harp and it stuck. Singing came easy to this daughter of a choir director, but Leah didn't take it seriously until after she started college.
Leah has performed in many orchestras and has played under the ...direction of many brilliant conductors including Franz Krager and John Rutter. She has been seen on the stages of Revels Houston, The Country Playhouse, the Fort Bend Theatre, the Texas Renaissance Festival, the Garden in the Heights, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, The Grand 1894 Opera House, Stafford Centre and the Imperial Theatre. Her claims to fame are singing backup to Lee Greenwood, having the honor to perform for the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Lady Margaret Thatcher, and performing with the band Kansas (best known for their hit, "Dust in the Wind").
Leah performs nearly all genres of music, but her passion ranges around Celtic music (Irish and Scottish), and folk music of the 1800's. This is Leah's first CD of some of her favorite songs she's come across in her studies and sessions with other musicians. Recorded at Westbury Baptist Church, sound engineer Keith Haggott captured the harp's tone and the vocal purity through this live and minimally edited recording.