“Bari Leigh is set to explode with her infectious mix of pop, country, blues and soul…(a) buzz-worthy artist.” – Entertainment Tonight (CBS)
It has been said that you can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability. Southern-rock singer-songwriter Bari Leigh embodies this maxim to the hilt. The constant throughout her empowering journey is her emotional authenticity in knowing when to be tough and when to be tender. These extremes are harmoniously reflected on her fierce and compelling release, Honey & Gravel, out April 28 (Starfish Music).
Bari’s dynamic and warmly organic sensibility encompasses Southern-fried riff rock, Motown, country, classic soul, blues, and R&B. She proudly embraces the tradition of brazen female vocalists who shattered paradigms and left a trail of broken hearts. Surrounded by powerful women, Leigh studied the work of the iconic female artists who came before her, citing Janis Joplin, Bobbie Gentry, Patsy Cline and Etta James as her biggest influences.
Bari’s previous releases (The EP in 2010 and Tonight, I’m Unchained in 2014) have garnered acclaim from Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, The Examiner, The Tennessean, Justine Magazine (“strong and soulful… [a] powerhouse voice with a twang [that] gives us chills”) and The Boot as well as being embraced by international and college radio, among other taste-making outlets. In addition, she has been featured on CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight”, “Voice of America: Border Crossings” and Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club” to name a few.