LEAHY provides us with Good Water.
Canada’s most recognizable Double Platinum, 3-time Juno, multi-generational, and traditional Folk, Celtic Roots act from Lakefield known as Leahy, consists of 11 multi-instrumentalists and their newest, 6th studio album, Good Water, showcases 5 of the Leahy sisters Julie, Erin, Maria, Siobheann, and Denise and their songwriting, vocal, and instrumental talents. Also, it features their brother Frank on drums and Frank’s eldest son Xavier, who adds a rich flavor to their delicious taste blending in on guitar and accordion while unleashing a more contemporary version of their original Leahy sound. This ensemble encompasses young with experience; men and women; mothers and fathers; daughters and sons; sisters and brothers who are never idle and always evolving. Good Water has a new edge sound that merges with guest musicians Bill Dillon, Nick Johnson, Adam Agati, and Rob Wells who is originally from Peterborough contributed keys and programming to the record as well, as they worked under the Grammy-winning Canadian Producer David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Rush, Smashing Pumpkins). Their 1st release, Good Water, is a contemporary and magical song of hope. The unveiling of these first 2 singles shares the most relevant messages to a generation of people that are called together in a world stricken by anxiety, turmoil, and uncertainty. The official lyric video for “Good Water” Words & Music by LEAHY Produced and Mixed by David Bottrill with the Lyric Video Produced and Directed by Julie Frances Leahy Video and animation – Adam Helmers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt-TCIAh4pI https://soundcloud.com/user-210585602/good-water-radio-edit-2
I had the pleasure of speaking to Julie Leahy this evening, and here is what she had to say, “Hi Deb, thank you for this review, it means a lot especially so close to home! We’ve been looking forward to releasing the new material, we dug deep on this album.”
January 29th, 2021 is the release date of their 2nd single, Little Moon, which is a stupendous instrumental original which was co-written by siblings Erin and Angus that integrated electric guitar as well as their traditional standard violins and piano, and shares their progressively evolving talents with a back to the future feel. This song is an instant classic and the most compelling expression to date.
Their new songs give us a glimpse into their newest album, Good Water, which is an introspective delight that embroiders richly textured glows of passion that enchants from the beginning. Truly is one brilliantly conceived and executed elegance after another that melds bursts of timeless treasures from our very on Kawartha trailblazing celebrities and Celtic gems.
Stay tuned for their February 26th, 2021 exceptional release of their full-length 6th studio album, Good Water.
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Julie had a flashback moment when I mentioned The Wire MEGAzine’s owner and publisher Michael Bell. Here’s what she had to share, “Michael Bell! So happy to hear this name. Years ago when I was around 19 or so I was with friends at a club where Michael was playing. He was singing ‘Angel From Montgomery’ by John Prine. I’d never heard the song before nor even knew who John Prine was at the time. When Michael sang the lyric, ‘how the hell can a person go to work in the morning, come home in the evening and have nothin’ to say,’ it hit me so hard that I now consider that moment was the moment I fell in love with lyrics. I think it was because of that moment, that I became a songwriter. I’ve never seen Michael since but he looms large in my heart.”
Congrats Leahy and thank you for the melodies that seep deep into our brains while filling us with intriguingly rich and complex tranquility, a true work of genius. ~ Deb Draper.