My journey as a songwriter began in 2005. In 2008, I released my first CD of original tunes called "Between the Whiskey and the Wine". I recorded this CD at Tommy Detamore's studio in Floresville, TX. Tommy was the co-producer on that CD as well as my last release, "Wrong Is What I Do Best", released in 2010.
I'm ready to record another album of original tunes and I'm teaming up with Tommy Detamore once again. I would like to give you a preview of the stuff that I've been writing lately.
This song is called "After the Storm" and is a song I wrote after Hurricane Ike hit my home of Houston, TX. I thought about the devastation of that storm and how helpless we were going through it. We had to wait until the storm was over before we could do anything to try to put back together the pieces of our homes and neighborhoods. I thought about how sometimes relationships are like that - that you just have to sit through the storm until it's over and then try to put the pieces back together.
I also wrote a song called "It's Rainin Inside" (no the album will not be a storm theme - haha). It's a favorite of mine. I can't wait to record this as a full band. . . (many thanks to Richard Booth who did the video)
If you're listening, you know that these songs are expanded from what I've written before. They are uniquely me and I hope that is why you will enjoy the album.
UNKNOWN ARTIST - THE eBOOK
In addition to the CD, I will be completing a book in electronic form. This book will primarily be a compilation of my online blogs from my website, www.missleslie.com, song lyrics, other writing and my poetry. Check out my blogs to see what you'll be able to get all in one digital place! The ebook will be called "Unknown Artist". I chose this title because when you are listening to songs as you have recorded them, the name of the song and the artist do not show up on the computer. The artist always shows "Unknown Artist" until you finish the song and "stamp" your name and title on the songfile itself. It seems appropriate to me, as I am primarily a local and regional act. And for some reason, I identify with the anonymity.
THE KICKOFF PARTY
Note that almost all of the rewards include an invitation to our CD Kickoff party at the Track Shack in Spring, TX on September 8, 2012. You'll get a chance to hear a great live show by Miss Leslie and many others as well as get to participate in activities that will be incorporated into the CD (such as a poster signing that will be included in the artwork - YOU can have your name on Miss Leslie's CD!). This will be a party NOT to forget!
Thanks for any and all contributions to this project. I cannot do this without YOU! I am really excited about the music and SO hopeful that this will fund and happen! Thanks for keeping a songwriter's dream alive!
- (29 days)