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Alva Leigh

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What’s in a name? Despite recently adjusting her moniker, Alva Leigh (formerly Allie Peden) has continued to create music of the same quality one has grown to expect from her past efforts under the umbrella of the Esperanza Plantation label. Both fetching and sultry, Leigh’s brand of piano folk/pop has also earned her a rep as one of Nashville’s brightest young talents. In a city where piano-pounders and crooners are a dime a diva, what separates Leigh from the bunch is a knack for subtlety as well as a penchant to leave her listeners wanting more. And if you happen to be one of those listeners in want, pick up Leigh’s newest album at her upcoming record release party/show — and enjoy longtime pop cohorts Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, Eric Wilson and the Empty Hearts, and The Family Tree, who’ll be joining her. If the show and Leigh’s newest album are anything like what she’s already accomplished, it’ll be of definitive quality — at least until Leigh adjusts her name again.
Wed., March 10, 8 p.m., 2010

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