By Serenat Kivilcim
Nathan Leigh [link], an indie-folk performer, activist, playwright, and staff music columnist for Afropunk.com has toured North America as a solo artist since 2010. Having performed at nationally recognized venues like the Blue Note, Pianos, the Webster Theater, and the Rock and Roll Hotel, he has opened for numerous famous acts, such as The Ataris, Tommy Tutone, and Flatfoot 56.
During the past two months spent at his family’s Cape Cod home with some unfortunate medical ailments, Nathan has written and recorded a new EP and a new full length record. The EP can currently be found on his Bandcamp page, which features the single “Ghost Stories”, which also happens to be the title of his forthcoming full length album. The LP incorporates the thematic elements and sadness of his medical condition with upbeat characteristics in his melodies and lyrics. Additionally, he’s about to embark on a 45 day US solo tour.
In addition to the album, EP, and tour, his new play “Our Lady of the Holy Power Strip”, produced by The Survivalists, will premiere in NYC in November. He is currently developing the plays “Sealand” and “William Henry Harrison: Time Detective: The Musical: The Movie”. His most recent musical, Icarus, written in collaboration with the Liars and Believers ensemble, just finished a sold-out run at Boston’s Oberon Theatre.
Ghost Stories (the album) will be out this fall. Stay tuned and check out this multifaceted talent.