Date: Saturday, Jun 29th 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: No Cover
Leon Majcen is a folk-rock singer/songwriter with diverse influences that span folk, blues and country as well as alternative rock. He brings old soul and an energetic twist to the Americana scene with a “well worn voice of someone twice, or three times his age” [Ray Roa, Creative Loafing Tampa]. His diverse influences span folk, blues and country as well as alternative rock and his distinctive vocal tone, dynamic guitar playing, and a lyrical depth beyond his years deliver fresh appeal to the scene. After his first single, “Love and Misery”, was released in 2016, it went into rotation on SiriusXM’s The Coffee House channel and quickly racked up over 300,000 plays on Spotify, fueling the release of the “Love & Misery” EP in 2017. He has released three albums in the last three years, and moved to NYC in the fall 2018 shortly after releasing his first full-length album, NUMB, to study in the music program at NYU.
Born in Prague in 1999 to Bosnian immigrants who moved to the U.S. when he was two years old, Leon was raised near the sandy beaches of Clearwater, FL. His early experiments in songwriting came following the gift of his first guitar at the age of nine and were inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of his hometown paradise. His exposure to live music as well as classical, folk, and rock genres throughout his childhood continued to shape his style which is now largely influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash, as well as the writings of Charles Bukowski. He quickly developed a love for songwriting nurtured by a music-loving family, and started playing open mic nights at local coffee shops. As he developed his artistry, he began to play in front of larger audiences at notable Tampa Bay venues like Straz Center, Raymond James Stadium, and listening rooms The Attic at Rock Brothers and The Hideaway Cafe. He played Tampa Bay-based Whigfest with Tyler Childers and Trampled by Turtles in February 2019 and North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival in May. He has opened for Amy Helm, Striking Matches, and Town Mountain. This is the first tour in support of his latest release, NUMB.