Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Carissa Leigh Bad Boy

July 28, 20146 min
Carissa Leigh brings true heart to country music. The Calgary-born and Nashville-based singer and songwriter draws from a diverse and dynamic myriad of life experiences on her forthcoming sophomore EP. How many artists can boast of studying Tahitian dance and anthropology at college in Hawaii in between traveling the globe as part of an internationally-renowned choir, or enjoying a career stint as a professional photographer in New York City with photos landing in Glamour and Cosmopolitan? All of those moments inform the roller coaster ride captured in her music. Growing up in Canada, she discovered music at a young age, splitting her time between dad’s rock ‘n’ roll records and granddad’s country catalog. That essentially paved the way for her to cultivate a style of her own later on. “I want to make an album that sounds like Lynyrd Skynyrd had a baby with Dolly Parton,” smiles Carissa. “It’s country with a little bit of rock and pop. It’s everything that I love.” In pursuit of tha

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