A few words with Leah Harris

I've recently photographed Leah Harris on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Leah Harris: I would love to have written a song for August Rush. I found the music in that movie to be so touching. Loved the way different genres were combined too.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
LHRay Charles!! 100%!! He is my hero and I wish I had been around to hear him live. I can only imagine the energy in the room when he's playing live, since the recordings already blow my mind.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
LH: Every time I come to NYC I get locked into the Greenwich Village soul scene and just keep returning to Groove and Cafe Wha? over and over again. Amazing R&B - the songs I grew up with on the Detroit radio - and I absolutely love the musicians that play there!

How would you describe your music in just one word?
LH: Real. I sometimes find it hard to describe the genre of my music, but I always make sure that it's coming from someplace real.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
Instagram: @leahharrismusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leahharrismusic
Spotify: Leah Harris Music
YouTube: www.youtube.com/leahharrismusic
Website: www.leahharrismusic.com