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Ginger Leigh / Press

“Amazing is a fitting title for this album. Her latest release amounts to a wonderful, sensuous journey across 13 tracks that reveal a generous soul that has known levels of both dizzying highs and bone weary lows in emotional relationships and she is more than capable of putting them in a song. There are very few vocalists on the scene today that can match her power or imagination when she interprets a song. In a world that was fair, she would already have Grammys and other music awards all over her shelves but, as we all know, the world is not a fair place. Maybe this album will change that. She is definitely a triple threat, singer, writer and an excellent producer. She just flat kills. That’s all there is to it.”

“Ginger is an amazing artist who can kick out the licks and has a voice that will literally sail you from Austin to New York to Portofino and beyond. She understands the today's convergence of music, technology and emotion. And, boy-howdy, she delivers on every tune, in every meeting and on every project. Saddle up!”

“Ginger Leigh is among Austin's finest and well-known divas. She has the ability to interact with audiences in the vein of Bette Midler and Liza Minelli, with her own unique rock 'n roll sensibility. With flair and pizazz all her own, she commands audiences with her stage personality. She has been in the business of music for many years and has toured all over the US and Europe. Her extensive knowledge in all areas of the business of music qualifies her as among the most diversely experienced independent female performing artists in the Austin area. It has been both a pleasure and privilege working with her over the years. Look for her to be lighting up stages at rock 'n roll venues near you!”

“[Better Than Well - Live at the Saxon] Warm and pleasing as the wood interior of the Saxon itself.”

Margaret Moser - Austin Chronicle

“A Ginger Leigh show is an entertainment experience that appeals to all generations with a genre crossing evening of personalized stage-to-audience conversation. My first impression was that of Liza Mannelli with a drawl. She immediately creates a connection with the audience, pulling them into the performance/ conversation. Her delivery is confident and so expressive that you can tell that she is as focused on each word of the lyrics as she is on the note that she’s hitting. The note and the word are one.”

“I'm always amazed with artists in Austin, especially when John Pointer and Ginger Leigh hit the stage, beautiful happens in front of your ears.”

Texas Music Critic - Texas Music Critic

"Ginger Leigh, who sang a song without accompaniment and without a microphone gave a great display of vocal virtuosity."

“Leigh exudes a raw sexiness along with a playful cartoonish exterior all at the same time as a front woman to a solid band! Her confidence and swagger out front oozes into you and makes you feel part of the gig.”

"Ginger Leigh has a voice so powerful and lyrics so visceral, you can't help but feel a little better about the world just listening to her. Her confident stage presence is both soothing and exhilerating. A prolific writer and unflappable performer..."

“Leigh is a profound singer-songwriter-actress who has released 8 albums to date and toured the world. Ginger cares about the music and more so she cares about and touts other musicians. She never lets you down and always has made me feel entertained whenever I've seen her. Her personality and music are one in that passion empowers throughout every gig. I feel the need to sit up and take notice and those killer eyes she flashes at ya with a wink and smile make it easy to enjoy thee experience.”

“Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced To See in 2010 'RENT' (ZACH THEATRE) A visually stunning street celebration of a landmark piece of theatrical history, with Joshua Denning and Ginger Leigh stealing the show. Directed by Dave Steakley.”

“Brassy and sassy and in control. That's Ginger...GL is very demonstrative and joyful always. She can be like a real life animated cartoon on stage and then slide into a hot and sexy Elvis personality.”

“If there is any one artist in Austin right now that would be considered capable of becoming a viable, bankable nationwide star, it would be Ginger Leigh. Hands down.”

“Leigh is part of the irrepressible Cones Sisters family, so she knows how to work a stage and a song. The singer-songwriter can also shake the chill off any December night. If you need a reminder, just listen to her powerful song “Jetstream.” ”

"You might think you know Ginger Leigh. Guess again. In Zach Theatre's new production of Rent, the folk-pop belter transforms into Maureen Johnson...Leigh pulled it off with sheer attitude and conviction..."

“San Antonio native Leigh is a singer and songwriter with strong pipes and the talent to sidestep genres while serving up everything from folk to jazz to pop to rock. It's always fun to go along on a Ginger Leigh musical ride.”

“...a total vocal warrior whose bawdy, soulful voice is seamless & relentless with no apparent boundaries or borders. She just doesn’t sing a song, she literally pulls the nails out of the stage floor with a powerful, hell bent delivery that is tempered with a silky sexiness in all the right places”

“Ginger is at heart a cabaret singer … I would put her up against Bette Midler in her prime any day of the month. One reason – “I will not let myself fail.””

"...Their up-beat tempo, funky guitar rhythms, and awesome vocal stylings left me all warm and fuzzy inside, and feet a little sore after dancing. WOW! This is some of the best music I've heard in a long time....I couldn't turn it off until it was finished."

Erick Willing - www.gigamerica.com

"...'Crazy Anyway' features and enticing trumpet solo from Ephraim Owens, and the two ladies vocals are always husky and sassified...Probably just the thing for Dave Matthews Band fans..."

Christopher Gray - Austin Chronicle

"[Ginger] moves as a woman who is as familiar w/ the stage as her own bedroom. There are strong undercurrents of pop, funk & jazz present w/ a hint of gospel & a splash of rock as well...a fun stage demeanor & good looks, I think you'll find that Ginger does indeed take the cake."

Matt Ferguson - Galaxy Entertainment, The Daily University Star,

“GL brought a ball busting personality right out of the gate & never let up. She's a self motivator deluxe. Lots of Bette Midler balls on this lady, but blended w/ ROCK of a Joan Jett & smoothness of Bonnie Raitt. Antics abounded in a way that had me laughing as much as I was enjoying the music.”

“A cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt, Leigh will romance you with her sharp wit and enduring charm.”

Tulsa World

“Don't Be Shy is the advice she's always given herself to record whatever she damn well pleases. [It] marks her new CD w/ confident mastery [in songs] which frame her formidable vocals with cool pop jazziness. This one of Leigh's finest discs yet.”

"..impressed & overwhelmed. This is a different Ginger, stronger, deeper, confident in several ways. The lyrics are at the same time more and less telling, fascinating sound. The cover picture is, great contrast with shy, expressive, gorgeous and sheer enigma .... You are something!"

Jean in California - Fan Quote

"Don't Be Shy" is Ginger Leigh's most savory album to date, complete with spellbinding grooves, soaring vocals and her clever, signature style of lyricism -- a sensual masterpiece!"

"I was wondering how you were going to top "Sugar". That CD changed my life..but "Don't Be Shy" is steadily becoming one of my favorite CDs ever. I think I've almost worn it out already!..In short, you have outdone yourself and are to be congratulated for turning out such an amazing project."

Darla Staples - Fan Quote

“DBS is made up of sweet but sassy tunes, complete w/ thoughtful, smart lyrics. Overall, years of experience and musical experimenting have resulted in an album that manages to showcase Leigh’s eclectic style. She moves and grooves to her own signature beat and does so with obvious confidence.”

“Leigh's voice is sexy, soulful & energetic. "DBS" is a delicious reflexion of love: past, present & future. Her music always pierces through my heart & soul and nourishes my craving. On stage Leigh is delightful & engaging.”

Sanns Stevens - Fan Quote

"Leigh struts out on stage, part Bette Midler vamp, part Gibson SG axe swinging rock star. As one of the reigning divas of the Austin Indie scene, Leigh combines her on-stage cabaret antics with soulful lyrics and passionate delivery." --Marquee Magazine, Colorado

Marquee Magazine

"Leigh’s music is akin to the iron fist in the velvet glove." --San Antonio Express News

Jim Beal - San Antonio Express News

"[Sugar in My Coffee] We are talking about intelligent music for adults here. Miles away from fluffy bunny land. This is gritty stuff... Classy music with a conscience. Honest, direct and confrontational lyrics. And you hum the tunes. You can't ask for more than that."

"Smarts is something Ginger Leigh has always demonstrated and her release from earlier this year, Sugar in My Coffee, is another jolt of java-laced groove and sweetly composed tunes...Leigh strikes a delicate balance between style, substance, and unrestrained rock & roll.."

Margaret Moser - The Austin Chronicle

"Her soulful voice glides across heartstrings like bow to cello, mixing elements of jazz, blues, rock and pop." --Austin Woman Magazine

Austin Woman Magazine