Leah Flanagan is hands down one of this country’s finest songwriters. She has the ability to swing from folk to country, jazz to blues and all corners in-between. Her new album Saudades is coming out on September 16th and she’s hitting the road to play some shows to celebrate its release.
The culmination of two years’ work, Saudades was recorded live in the studio with Leah’s band and music director/producer Niall Anderson. Majority of the album was made at the studio of Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, then mixed by Paul McKercher (You Am I, Augie March). Leah’s smokey voice is given full flight with her intuitive backing band driven by the empathic guitar prowess of Adam Pringle, award winning jazz bassist Jonathan Zwartz, Niall Anderson on keys and vibraphone and Miles Thomas on drums.
LEAH FLANAGAN – SAUDADES TOUR DATES
Saturday 1st October – HUNTER VALLEY Dashville Festival (Full Band)
Friday 14th October – MELBOURNE Basement Discs In-store
Saturday 15th October – MAIN RIDGE Whistlewood Art Gallery
Thursday 20th October – BRISBANE Black Bear Lodge (Full Band)
Friday 21st October – LISMORE Lismore Showgrounds (Duo)
Saturday 29th October – SYDNEY Marrickville Bowling (Full Band)
Friday 4th November – MELBOURNE The Bella Union (Full Band)
Saturday 5th November – GEELONG Narana Music Festival (Duo)
Saturday 19th November – DARWIN Darwin Railway Club (Duo)