Leyla McCalla

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Date City Venue Country
08/24/17 - 08/25/17 Tonder Tonder Festival Denmark
08/26/17 St Lo Les Traversées Tahitou France
08/27/17 Zurich Festival Theaterspektakel Switzerland
09/16/17 Mountain View, AR Ozark Folk Center United States
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: $12.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1032 Park Ave. Venue phone: (870) 269-3851.
09/17/17 Tulsa, OK Guthrie Green United States
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 111 East Brady St. Tulsa Roots Rocks The Green
09/19/17 Santa Fe, NM Kitchen Sink Studio United States
Admission: $20 ADV | $23. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 528 Jose St. Venue phone: 505-670-0755.
09/21/17 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum United States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd. Venue phone: 480-478-6000. Buy Tickets
09/22/17 Escondido, CA California Center for the Arts United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 340 N Escondido Blvd.. Venue phone: 760-839-4138.
09/23/17 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 ADV | $12 DOS. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1822 W. Sunset Blvd.. Venue phone: 213-413-8200.
09/25/17 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 320-2 Cedar St.
09/26/17 Mill Valley, CA Sweetwater Music Hall United States
Admission: ADV $15 | DOS $17. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 19 Corte Madera Ave. Venue phone: 415-388-3850.
09/28/17 Bend, OR Volcanic Theatre Pub United States
Admission: $12 ADV | $15 DOS. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 70 SW Century Drive. Venue phone: 541-323-1881.
09/29/17 Seattle, WA Black & Tan Hall United States
Admission: $15 ADV | $18 DOS. Address: 5608 Rainier Ave South. Venue phone: 206-669-8106. Buy Tickets
09/30/17 Portland, OR The Old Church Minor Key Concert Series United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12 ADV | $15 DOS. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1422 SW 11th Ave. Venue phone: 503-222-2031. Buy Tickets
10/02/17 Boise, ID The Olympic Venue United States
Admission: $10 ADV | $12 DOS. Address: 1009 Main St.
10/04/17 Laramie, WY University of Wyoming United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1000 E University Ave.
10/06/17 Salina, CO Salina Schoolhouse United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 604 Gold Run Rd. Venue phone: 720-301-4577.
10/07/17 Denver, CO Globe Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15 ADV | $17 DOS. Address: 4483 Logan Street. Venue phone: 720-931-8708. Buy Tickets
10/08/17 Pueblo, CO Songbird Cellars United States
Admission: $17.00. Address: 129 E Abriendo Ave.
11/02/17 Fish Creek, WI Door Community Auditorium United States
Admission: $39.00 | $29 | $22. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 39247 Hwy 42. Venue phone: 920-868-2728.
11/03/17 Chicago, IL Schubas United States
Admission: $12 ADV | $15 DOS. Address: 3159 N Southport Ave.
11/04/17 Stoughton, WI Stoughton Opera House United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 381 East Main Street. Venue phone: 608-347-8441.
11/18/17 Boston, MA Villa Victoria Cultural Center United States
Admission: $25.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 85 W Newton St. Venue phone: 617-876-4275. Buy Tickets
12/09/17 New Orleans, LA George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1225 N Rampart St.

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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