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Dividing life between full-time careers as mother, activist and musician, Leigh Ann Yost has multi-tasking down to an art. Literally. Her highly anticipated sophomore album, “As I Live and Breathe” will officially be released by sonaBLAST! Records on December 6, 2011. “Basic Needs,” her first self-released work, was mentioned in Louisville Magazine as one of the Top Five regionally recorded and produced records of 2006 by Laura Shine, Music Director at WFPK Radio Louisville, who quipped "... 'Basic Needs' by Leigh Ann Yost was an immediate add to our playlist--it blew me away! Excellent production, superb songwriting and musicianship and deliriously good vocals. This album is a must have!"
Yost's homegrown stories of love, loss and winding roads--some paved, some not--are captured in rhythm and song and projected on one’s soul. That is the difference between hearing music and witnessing an artist. Whether it's part of an explosive nightclub set past midnight, a fundraiser at a sun-dappled park or a road trip with a soundtrack to go –her music has become a part of the emotional and social landscape of Louisville, Kentucky.
Backed by Louisville finest musicians, “As I Live and Breathe” is quite different than the folky-pop of “Basic Needs.” This second album shows Leigh Ann maturing not only lyrically, but vocally as well. Sharing the recording sessions at In Room One, located in an old building in the West End’s Portland, were Danny Kiely (who also produced the record), Paul Culligan, Peter Searcy, Mark “Lupe” Hamilton, Todd Hilldreth, Pete Petersen, Danny Flanigan and more. The depth and breadth of this work covers every emotion, and then some. The author’s song becomes your story, and vice versa.
Laura Shine recently said, “… she has a way of resonating and connecting with her songwriting and music obviously. Not everybody does. That’s a real gift.”