LORENA LEIGH ‘Riding the Wave’ by FORT WORTH WEEKLY

November 7, 2019 by 1888media

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In celebration of her “sunny new album of pop perfection,” DFW native Lorena Leigh spoke with Fort Worth Weekly about growing up in Keller, her professional dance background and the genesis of her magnificent debut album, Water Theory.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Leigh’s path to the ocean started with the Crimson Tide, when she studied at University of Alabama as a musical theater major for a year before deciding she didn’t want to spend three more in the Heart of Dixie. Leigh decamped for New York City with aspirations of studying at the famed Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, later enrolling in the dance program at Pace University and busying herself with nanny jobs, dog-walking, bartending, babysitting, and even the occasional professional dance gigs like flash mob performances. When she found spare moments away from that stuff, she wrote songs.”

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With support from KXT 91.7 FM in Dallas, Lorena will usher in the album release with a big hometown show at Main at South Side on November 7. Dallas-based Ruff Wizard and Hannah Owens, a high school choir mate of Leigh’s, will also perform.

The Water Theory World Tour then heads to NYC for a show at Bowery Electric on Sunday November 24. Also on the bill are Death by Comfort, Amira B and Brooklyn’s Kevin Daniel. Tix/info

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