Leyla McCalla

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Date City Venue Country
03/16/17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ADV $15 | DOS $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.. Venue phone: 216-321-5588.
03/17/17 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Winery United States
03/18/17 Chestertown, MD Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 210 High St. Venue phone: 410-810-2060.
03/19/17 Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Folksong Society United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Adult $15 | Member $7. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6139 Ridge Ave. Venue phone: 215-247-1300.
03/20/17 Richmond, VA Tin Pan United States
03/22/17 Asherville, NC Alamont United States
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03/23/17 Durham, NC Motorco United States
Time: 7:00pm.
03/24/17 Winston- Salem, NC Muddy Creek Music Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: ADV $25 | DOS $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5455 Bethania Rd.
03/25/17 Atlanta, GA Eddies United States
Time: 5:00pm.
03/26/17 Charleston, SC Royal American United States
03/27/17 Savannah, GA Savannah Music Festival- Charles H Morris Center United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10 E Broad Street. Venue phone: 912-232-1696.
05/04/17 Lafayette, LA Lafayette Public Library United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 301 West Congress Street. Venue phone: 337-261-5789. PRIVATE EVENT
05/05/17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival United States
Age restrictions: All Ages.
05/05/17 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ADV $18 |. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 510 O’Keefe Avenue. Venue phone: 504-272-0865.

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Bio

Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.

Now, having toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Israel in support of Vari-Colored Songs, Leyla is focusing on her next album. Titled A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey, the album will be released in the spring of 2016 by Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi. A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey will continue to explore the themes of social justice and pan-African consciousness that marked Vari-Colored Songs, and will once again feature songs sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. The album will also include guest appearances by legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and New Orleans singer-songwriter/guitarist Sarah Quintana.

Contact

Management:
Aaron Johnson at Knitting Factory Management
aaronj@knittingfactorymgmt.com
(510) 610-6997

Booking:
Pat May – Crossover Touring
info@crossovertouring.com

Booking (Canada):
Julien Maheu – Dare to Care 
julien@daretocarerecords.com 

Booking (Europe):
Jean-Herve Michel at Nueva Onda
info@nuevaonda.fr