It is always a huge pleasure when this next award winning duo release new music and videos. Highly recommend by the great Bob Harris as one of the UK Country and Americana 'one's to watch in 2017' along with the wonderful Dexeter. Our LCM featured artists today are long time LCM favourites Al & Alva - Lewis and Leigh. We have chosen one of our favourite songs and our LCM #TrackOfTheDay from their debut album 'Ghost' called 'Piece Of Gold'. We love the video to this one, very James Bond inspired titles. A super track live too :) Catch them if you can. In May they will be supporting Jools Holland and his orchestra on their UK Tour....we also hope they will also get a spot on "Later" ;)https://youtu.be/gMML9cA6q20
Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi released their debut album ‘Ghost' in August last year. It's a stunning collection of self-penned originals, ‘Ghost’ is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2014 when the two solo musicians first began writing together. Recorded in January 2016 at Urchin Studios in London with Matt Ingram, ‘Ghost’ celebrates the differences in their individual experiences whilst finding common ground.
Three well received EPs have built a growing following and Lewis & Leigh received two nominations (Best UK Song & Best UK Act) at the inaugural UK Americana Awards earlier this year. A stand out acoustic performance around one microphone at that event led to invitations to join Billy Bragg’s songwriters’ round at Glastonbury, to open shows for Deacon Blue on their UK tour in November and to make a return visit to the US Americana Festival in Nashville in September.