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Listening Room Show with Leigh Lesho

  • Exo Roast Co. 403 N. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ. 85705 (map)

Akasha is the title of Leigh Lesho’s sophomore album released 10/10/18. She is the writer and producer of the project with support from many stellar Tucson artists, including Oscar Fuentes, Thoger Lund (Giant Sand), Lauren Wilson, Heather Hardy, Joe Novelli, Gabriel Sullivan (XIXA), Brian Lopez (XIXA), and others.

Akasha is a concept album and is the Sanskrit word for the element of space/ether. A concept album is like a storybook, with each song being like a chapter of the story. Each of the songs that make up the album hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. The concept is large and involved but the words, the feel, the sound, and all the pieces of this project achieve a sense of divine simplicity, that feels destined to find its home in the Americana community. 

The overall message in the story of Akasha is one that hopes to inspire consideration and regard for the voice and the ability to verbally communicate as a sacred gift. Most people are granted the ability to speak, so it’s usually taken for granted. Speech is a powerful form of energy and both are very important topics for Leigh because she has been a devoted yoga student and teacher for much of her life, and her nine-year-old son Rylan has autism with his biggest challenge being speech. The process of recording and performing music serves as an outlet for Leigh and her life’s work while simultaneously serving as an example and mode of therapy for Rylan as he continues to find his voice in this “crazy, corrupt kingdom” we call Earth. 

7pm Doors
8pm Show

$8 cover

Earlier Event: November 9
Division MEN and Oliver Ray
Later Event: November 13
Bike or Walk for Coffee