Andrew Leahey is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. As the frontman, sole songwriter and lead guitarist of Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, he released his latest record, "Skyline In Central Time" to critical acclaim last year. The songs on the album were largely written while Andrew was recovering during the months following an emergency, high-risk operation to remove a tumor from his brain. It was produced by Wilco co-founder and original drummer Ken Coomer, who also plays drums on every track. American Songwriter Magazine describes it as "A sonic tribute to the sounds of the south." Consistently on the road, Andrew has supported the likes of Emmylou Harris, The Wild Feathers, and more, and is currently in the studio working on the follow up to "Skyline In Central Time." This is Andrew Leahey's Fidelity High: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals // Cold Roses // Lost Highway // 2005. Andrew says, "Tribute shows are a big deal in Nashville these days. You know the drill: there's a house band, an artist or classic album that everyone's saluting, and a rotating cast of lead singers, with each vocalist taking the lead for a specific song. Last summer, I was asked to play lead guitar for a Cold Roses tribute, and it made me fall even deeper in love with this record. I remember hearing it for the first time in 2005, back when I was still in school. 'Magnolia Mountain' sounded like a stoned, country-rocking psychedelic gospel tune, and 'Sweet Illusions' broke my heart with that lonely-sounding guitar riff. A dozen years later, I still hear something new each time I listen. It sounds raw and real, and you can hear the band discovering each song as it unfolds. (By the way, Ryan Adams loves cats, so I decided that Lorenzo Leahey needed to make an appearance in this photo.)"
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