An itty bitty overview of
Leyla’s latest release
“ ITTY BITTY
"The Twang is the Thang in Leyla's new
ITTY BITTY TWANG TWANG ..
from the reflections
of "I Wonder" to kickin' cuts like "Pain
and the big hook of " Get
the Truck Outta Here", it's Trad-country
all the way. It's really a great collection of
songs that my audience is going to love. "
– Ken Bass, Variety 95.1 FM - KALH
. . . . . . .
“Honky Tonk Heaven!”
- Paul Kerr, Blabber N Smoke
. . . . . . .
“A collection of twangy originals that are
so country they smell like cold beer.”
- Raul Tejeiro, President, Country Music Association of Uruguay
. . . . . . .
"Leyla is proof that honky-tonk is still alive
and well and fun to listen to when done well.
a time when country music doesn’t sound like
country music, Leyla Fences is a breath of fresh
- Andrea Guy, Mossip
ABOUT LEYLA & ITTY BITTY
“I’ve never heard
anybody describe my songs as sweet or romantic”
Texas born singer/songwriter Leyla Fences says when
asked to describe her music. She hesitates before
grinning and adding “but then again, no one’s
ever called ME that either!”
ITTY BITTY TWANG TWANG, Leyla's 2nd cd, presents
traditional country music fans 14 original tracks
of self-penned dancing, drinking and cheating songs
with Texas flavor, modern lyrics, sonic production
and sassy wit. Never sweet, rarely romantic and always
fun, Leyla’s songs hook you immediately with
her smart style, bold personality and “a sense
of humor kin to the songs of Loretta Lynn, Dolly
Parton and Gretchen Wilson.” (Kaye Wright of
Kaye G. Wright Studios in Dallas)
On ITTY BITTY TWANG TWANG not even the songwriter
herself is immune to her say-it-like-it-is commentary
and the more you listen, the more you’ll hear!
No doubt Leyla is a “woman’s woman” Lucky
Boyd of My Texas Music says and Kaye Wright agrees: “There
are a lot of women who relate to these lyrics and,
while they might not be able to find the words to
say what they are feeling for themselves, they can
trust Leyla’s songs to say it for them.”
Even though women might be Leyla’s biggest
fans, they aren’t her only fans. “Anyone
who likes good music and is partial to country is
going to enjoy this album,” says Chip Butters,
Owner & Chief Engineer, ButterSound, Seattle.
With a steel guitar and fiddle on almost every song,
ITTY BITTY TWANG TWANG, like Leyla's well-received
first release (Liars, Cheats & Fools) will remind
you of country music the way it used to be.
I found myself listening to today’s mainstream
country and feeling two things,” says Leyla, “one,
that it didn’t sound like country music anymore
and two, that even though songs today might still
portray everyday life, it’s mostly only the
happy, picture-perfect parts. I sure wasn’t
hearing songs that I could relate to based on what
I was living at the time so I decided to write about
those experiences – even though they didn’t
all have fairytale endings.”
Always danceable and never pretentious, the clean
sound of these original tunes lets every word and
note be heard while tasteful production allows listeners
to get the same great connection with the songs that
her live audiences enjoy.
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