Leah Tysse makes her debut at Yoshi’s San Francisco with her world-class band comprised of musicians who have played with everyone from Lauren Hill to Rhianna. When you see her perform, listen to her songs and hear that voice, you'll be convinced that Leah Tysse's arrival brings something fresh and unexpected to music today. Tysse is an awarding winning songwriter and performer, featuring a rich, sultry voice, with emotion that transcends her years. Leah Tysse is an original American voice.
Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Tysse (pronounced TY-See) was firmly rooted in American Roots music by her father who taught her the cannon of folk songs while strumming his guitar. Tysse’s first regular job singing was in a Paris nightclub where she was hired to sing classic American soul songs every night, during a six-month hiatus from the U.S. She missed the 24/7 culture of The States and moved back to the U.S. in 1998, landing in The Bay Area.
Since her arrival to The Bay, Tysse has formed different bands and worked with a wide array of musicians and artists from Taj Mahal to Michael Franti. For the past ten years, Leah has also been a featured soloist in the Glide Memorial Church Choir. She fast earned the reputation of being an undeniably powerful presence on stage and a respected bandleader taking her band to venues across the country. The high level of musicianship in the Bay Area has allowed her to easily make her musical vision a reality.
Her first album “Real Good Fire” released in 2007 was a big success receiving song-writing awards from Billboard Magazine and airplay across the country and in Europe. Her sophomore album, due to be released this year, features an accomplished line-up of players and a new soulful collection of original songs. All of which you will get to preview live at Yoshi’s!
Official Website: http://yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artistpopup?showid=766
Added by Yoshis on June 8, 2009