Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
New Country Artist Carissa Leigh Embarks on Nationwide Summer Tour
A Martin Acoustic Guitar, New EP and A Chance to Do a Bit of Charity Makes Tour the Most Unique Country Music Event in Years
Small Town Venues Gets Artists In Touch with Her Fans
Taking her cue from her lifelong passion for country music and legions of fans across the U.S., country music’s fastest rising star, Carissa Leigh, embarks on her first summer acoustic tour which began with a performance in Los Angeles and now takes the classic country beauty to major cities across the United States. The tour celebrates Carissa’s debut EP "Not the Same Girl", and gives audiences an opportunity to experience her newest music within the intimate settings of smaller local venues, a deliberate choice by the artist who wanted her fans to be able to get close and personal with every lyric acoustically. Carissa Leigh hasn’t stopped making music since her first piano recital at age 3 and the tour is simply an extension of her years of writing of life’s own experiences which have uniquely spoken to women nationwide. To capture her country spirit, Leigh also counted on co-writers and country music notables Clay Mills, Brian White and Andrew Fromm and the creative genius of producer ToneDef (Green Day, Santana, Chris Isaak) which has yielded songs such as "Can’t Help But Wonder". Audiences will be the first to hear the newest, upbeat and raucous summer anthem along with a few wrenching love ballads that have given the music industry a reason to stand up and take note.
Already garnering accolades from producers, songwriters and promoters, Carissa Leigh has set her sights on music city Nashville and every city in between. She has drawn from her love of dance, which she is trained for in both ballet and traditional Polynesian dance, her passion for music and her life as a single mother. Carissa Leigh has pulled from her early influences which include such country legends as Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Gary Allen and Dolly Parton. Her songwriting has dug deep into her own life as a young mother, a traveler and experiences of love, loss, and moving on.
She grew up in Calgary, Canada before moving to Hawaii. It was there that she immersed herself into the musical traditions of the Pacific Island, which ironically have played a huge part in her signature country music sound. She later moved to New York and then returned to Canada as a mother of a young daughter. Her new music from her debut EP will be celebrated as she criss-crosses the U.S. armed with only her beloved Martin guitar and her sweet, sultry, sound that is about to set the Country music industry on fire.
Tour Dates Are:
Monday, August 12, 2013/Salem, OR/Triangle Inn Café/7:30pm
Tuesday, August 13, 2013/Portland, OR/Ponderosa Lounge
Wednesday, August 14, 2013/Seattle, WA/Skylark Open Mic
Thursday, August 15, 2013/Pendleton, OR/Hamley Steakhouse/7:30pm
Friday, August 16, 2013/Boise, ID/Right Note Café/8:30pm
Saturday, August 17, 2013/Salt Lake City, UT/The Sun and Moon Cafe
Tuesday, August 20, 2013/Lincoln, NE/Single Barrel/10pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2013/ Des Moines, IA/The Point/10:15pm
Thursday, August 22, 2013/Chicago, IL/The Smoke Daddy BBQ
Thursday, August 22, 2013/Chicago, IL/Uncommon Ground
Friday, August 23, 2013/Indianapolis, IN/Rathskellar/6pm
Saturday, August 24, 2013/Louisville, KY/Rudyard Kipling
Monday, August 26, 2013/Nashville, Tenn/The Fontanel/5:30pm
Monday, August 26, 2013/Nashville, Tenn/Commodore Grill/6:30pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2013/Knoxville, Tenn/Preservation Pub
Wednesday, August 28, 2013/Chatanooga,Tenn/Moccasin Brewing
Friday, August 30, 2013/Birmingham, AL/Moonlight on the Mountain
Saturday, August 31, 2013/Memphis, MO/Brass Door
Monday, September 2, 2013/Shreveport, LA/Mud and Water
Tuesday, September 3, 2013/Dallas, TX/Opening Bell
Wednesday, September 4, 2013/Dallas/Ft. Worth/Lola’s
Thursday, September 5, 2013/Houston, TX/McGonigels Mighty Duck
Friday, September 6, 2013/San Antonio, TX/Boneshakers
Saturday, September 7, 2013/Austin, TX/Moontower Saloon
Tuesday, September 10, 2013/Lubbock, TX/The Sting
Carissa Leigh is also an artist who feels strongly about giving back. As an accomplished photographer her work has been published in fashion and lifestyle magazines around the globe but it was her photography work for non-profit company Akin Clothing that had taken her to schools all over the world and convinced her she could do more. Because of her experience Carissa Leigh has partnered with Akin Clothing to give back on every tour shirt sold. Akin Clothing is a clothing company devoted to helping underprivileged children around the world receive an education by providing school uniforms necessary to attend school. Since 2011, Akin Clothing has provided school uniforms in numerous countries around the world. With over 67 million children who cannot attend school because they cannot afford the resources needed, many children are missing out on an education. In many countries around the world a school uniform is a legal requirement to attend classes.
Along the tour, fans will be encouraged to post their own photos and videos via social media and promotions will give lucky fans the chance to meet Carissa Leigh in person or win great promotional merchandise. For all the details on the tour and to find out more about the newest artist to get noticed by Country Music’s elite, go to http://www.carissaleigh.com. Updates and schedule changes to the tour will be posted regularly on the website.