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Leah tells New Hillbilly: "I made the video for "Danger Doll" because it is one of my personal favorites from my album. The concept of the 1940s film noir mini film fit well with the song. It was fun to portray a 'femme fatale'."
Leah, a vintage songstress hailing from South Carolina, is deeply influenced by her southern roots and the desire to carry the traditional Hillbilly and Rockabilly sound into the furture.
Her deep love for hillbilly music from the 1950s and 1960s came from when her Aunt Joanne sang fascinating “death” ballads to her when she was a child. “The Knoxville Girl” and “El Paso” replaced traditional lullabies.
Since then the sultry voiced singer, who holds down rhythm with her acoustic guitar, has mesmerized audiences up and down the east coast. Her obsession with authentic 1950s style and her undying enthusiasm for peroxide blend with her down home roots style of music to create the strange hybrid of Hillbilly Chanteuse, her trademark stage persona.
Leah describes the band’s music as traditional or roots music. “I like to have the sound as stripped down and bare bones and authentic as possible."
Leah and her J-Walkers, a Boston based rockabilly and honky tonk trio, released their first self-titled debut album, offering a variety of Rockabilly, Blues, and Classic Country.
And Leah has exciting plans for the next months: "I am planning a new album very soon, with more traditional songs I've written. The new album will be much more hillbilly, as that is where my heart has always been. After all, my family were actual hillbillies in the mountains of North Carolina for generations."
Good luck, Leah!