Ginger Leigh performs “Sugar in my Coffee” at Bayou Concerts on August 27, 2011
Ginger Leigh adds value and delight to every environment she enters. As a global artist featuring a variety of styles from rock to Latin to pop, blues and jazz, Leigh brings a classy modern mix of uniquely high-spirited music and entertainment. Leigh’s drive and ambition go unmatched.
Leigh is as equally loved as misunderstood. Some blindly consider her an emergent Melissa Etheridge type as her on-stage energy is quite similar in strength, but Ginger Leigh is more of a chanteuse-like female Elvis who appeals to both men and women, young and old. Ginger’s strongest message is about living outside of the box. Her uniqueness lies in her ability to see and live beyond the status quo. She manages to deliver this message with contemporary powerful up-beat rhythms and melodies that come from her varied background in jazz, country, R&B, and a family of 5 generations of professional musicians. Her career was kick-started as the lead-singer in her first professional performing band at the age of 9.
Ginger’s unique style is sultry, sassy, full of humor, wit, and wisdom. She draws the audience in with a charismatic embrace. Her highly energetic, visually stunning performances are not confined to one genre, rather crossing over, and she makes each performance her own, leaving the audience knowing that what they received will never be repeated. Her latest CD, “Better Than Well – Live at the Saxon,” is an on-disc rendering of her live stage show backed by some of Austin’s top-notch musicians. Listen as the audience thrusts energy toward the stage, as they respond emotionally to her music.
Leigh has self-released 8 CD’s since 1996. She is prolific, driven, and generous. You will often find her assembling other musicians for causes, for her own concert-series “Love. on the Lawn” established in 2003, and for international touring in Italy. For three years in a row, Leigh has been the official emcee at the Houston Women’s Music Festival. Not only does Leigh work hard at promoting her own musical endeavors, but is also a published music critic for Central Texas’ N2 Magazine. Leigh appeals to large demographic around the globe, with whom she stays in close contact via her CD’s, her writings, her mailers and blogs, while also receiving radio play and rave reviews in publications around the world.
While listening to Ginger Leigh’s records or while watching her passionate performance on stage, you hardly realize that much of her music is serious. She comes across with a lightness and ease, lifting you, rather than pulling you down. She is in constant celebration of life’s questions and struggles. Her music is empowering, thus allowing her to be a chameleon in the genre-based world of the music business. You might catch Ginger Leigh performing at a country music festival, a folk festival, a rock or jazz club, making her point about living outside the box and without definitions. This she does with a piercing clarity, power and seduction as irresistible as the blue eyes with which she sings to you from stage.