By D. Lanier Shook November 8, 2013
Last September was the first time we told you about who would be at the Mountain State Fair. Since then we’ve continued to tell you about the great musicians who call our area home. The bad part about this is when my schedule and workload keep me from experiencing this vibrant music scene. Fortunately last Saturday I was able to see Leigh Glass and the Hazards at Highland Brewing.
Before I give you four reasons Leigh Glass and the Hazards are an awesome group to see in concert I’d like to say that Highland Brewing is an incredible venue to watch a show at. The sound is incredible, there’s not a bad seat in the house, and the cargo containers help create atmosphere. My only complaint is that I couldn’t get a cup of coffee. I understand that y’all are a brewery but if you could tuck a coffee pot or even some bottled water in the back corner I’m sure some folks would appreciate it. Okay, here are Four Reasons You Should See Leigh Glass and the Hazards In Concert. Oh, and don’t forget to connect with her Facebook page by clicking here.
1. She Plays A Wide Variety of Songs
It’s hard to pick just one reason to see Leigh Glass live, but I’m going to put her wide variety of songs at the top. If you like country music, you’ll enjoy the bluegrass heritage she brings to the stage. If you like rock and roll, you’ll enjoy the guitar riffs and rock anthems the electric guitars and drums pound out. If you’re a fan of both you’ll be in paradise. To see exactly what I mean you can click here to check out her Reverbnation page or you can find even more selections on her own website by clicking here. Her music has been compared to Joan Jett and she’s shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, K.D. Lang, Charlie Pride, and been in the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam.
2. She Has A Great Stage Presence
I really hate putting Leigh’s stage presence second because it is so dadgum awesome. Her performance is filled with emotion, heart, and energy. Her stage presence between the songs is so relaxed and comfortable that it makes the audience feel like they’re part of the show. It makes you feel like you’re one of her good friends.
3. She Has A Great Voice
Leigh’s mountain-born voice transmits her heart-felt energy and emotion in every song she sings. It will carry you away to where ever the song is traveling. Whether she’s singing the soulful Something in the Water or Led Zeppelin’s When the Levee Breaks her voice will take you into that song. Once again I’m going to suggest you click here to check out her Reverbnation page or you can click here to visit her website. You can find examples of Leigh’s vocal magic on both.
4. The Music Is Incredible
Without great music good songs are just nice words. Its the music provides an emotional background for incredible lyrics. Leigh Glass and her band make those lyrics come alive with their incredible talent. Their three guitars — including one played by Leigh —, drums, and a keyboard give bountiful life to the songs they sing. To experience this first hand click here to visit their Reverbnation page and listen to the title track to Leigh’s latest CD “Something in the Water.”
(Oh, and if Highland Brewing could please offer coffee, I’d be thrilled. Thank you.)