Singin’ Out

Friday night was amazing… I’m talking about my gig at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café with Will Van Horn… Not that crappy Lady Antebellum song.  And Will’s steel playing, oh so sweet. Can’t wait for our next gig on August 1 at the Hops House.  

 

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Folkgrass at its best

  

I opened for Still on the Hill at Millbend Coffeehouse.  What a great night.  They were amazing, the audience was fantastic, and the sound was excellent.  

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Watch This Video

Reason #1: Because music makes you happy.

Reason #2: Because Pat Manske, Bradley Kopp and Jimmy Pettit are bad-asses!

Reason #3: Because we’re having fun, and fun is contagious.

Enjoy!

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Group Shot

saxon show 4-18Leslie Krafka band at Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas 4/18/15 with Bradley Kopp, Jimmy Pettit and Pat Manske.

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We Rocked The Saxon Pub in Austin

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This last Saturday night I had the chance to take the band out to the Saxon Pub in Austin.  It was one hell of a fun show….the band was hot, the audience was good-lookin’ and fun was had by all!  Thanks to the band (they’re good-lookin’ too), Bradley Kopp, Jimmy Pettit and Pat Manske.  I’m looking forward to playing another show at The Saxon in May, over the Memorial Day Weekend.  Stay tuned for details.

 

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And the Band Played On

BandThis is the band….they’re great.  Playing with the band is a treat.  Terry Dry on bass, Will Van Horn on steel and Matt Johnson on drums.

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Roel Stabler, host of CountryFile @ Havenstad.FM, Picks on.ward as CD of the Week

De CountryFile CD van de week

ON.WARD – Leslie Krafka
Label: Smalzz Records

– See more at: http://havenstad.fm/programmas/programma-overzicht/countryfile/#sthash.FeiBZV8a.dpuf

(Content below was translated using Google Translator)

Whoever succeeds in the Texas pedal steel virtuoso and legend Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix singer and song writer to snare as producers of his new album is without a doubt a great talent. That’s what singer and songwriter Leslie Krafka from Houston was able to achieve for the recording of her second album “ON.WARD”. This talented young lady had than in 2010 even then the title of Songwriter Of The Year‘ by the Houston Songwriter’s Association and the price for the song of the year for the song “Wandering Troubadourfrom her debut album “The White Cat Sessions” managed to drag on hold. Expectations with respect to its second studio album were also very high, and we can reassure you they were also redeemed all. Leslie Krafka wrote ten of the eleven songs that all deal with love and she chose the hit song Drunken Poet’s Dream” by Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard to make a clever cover version on this CD to sing. You must be a fan of traditional country music for the new album by Leslie Krafka to know value treasures, but this record within its genre a classic can be there for us beyond dispute. Convince yourself and enjoy the crystal clear vocal talent that Texas is hidden in this young lady from Houston. See more at: http://havenstad.fm/programmas/programmaoverzicht/countryfile/#sthash.FeiBZV8a.dpuf

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Rockin’ it at White Linen Night

 

The band and I had a great time at White Linen Night in the Heights (the best inner loop neighborhood in Houston).  Yes, I’m biased because I live in The Heights.  This year was a record breaking year for attendance.  The streets were packed with beautiful people all dressed in white, all sharing an unusually comfortable evening for Houston in August.  Thanks to all the great people who make events like this enjoyable.

White Linen Night in the Heights 2014

White Linen Night in the Heights 2014

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Rootstime Gives on.ward a Big Thumbs Up

You know what’s more fun to read than a good review of your new record?  I’ll tell you, a review that has to go through the Google translator in order to read it!  Yes, the syntax is a bit wonky, but I think you’ll get the gist of it.  Thank you Freddy for the kind words.

“Who succeeds in the Texan pedal steel virtuoso and legend Lloyd Maines and singer and song writer Terri Hendrix to bowsas producers of his new album is without a doubt a great talent. That’s what singer and song writer Leslie Krafka from Houston managed to achieve for the recording of her second album “on. ward”.

This talented young lady had than in 2010 even though the title of  Songwriter Of The Year ‘ by the ‘ Houston songwriter’s Association  and the award for song of the year for the song “Wandering Troubadour from her debut album “The White Cat in the achieved Sessions”. Her second studio album, the expectations were very high and we can reassure youthey were also totally fulfilled.

Leslie Krafka wrote ten of the eleven songs, all with the love Act and she chose the hit song “Drunken poet’s Dream byHayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard to make it a handsome cover version for this cd in to sing. This album opens beautifully with the countryliedje guided by accordion Magdalena” with Lloyd Maines in addition to multi-instrumentalist also as backing vocalist, as later on quite a few other tracks from this record.

At the very best songs to “on. ward “we select the dynamic Wine, Women And Song”, and the impressive South Texas Fall “tearjerker love songs “Stay With Me” and “The Pain Of Losing You” over the fear of love luck anyway yet to lose. The typical country rockers “Whiskey High” (see video), “I Want Love” and “Freedom Train” with a lot of pedal steel by LloydMaines are almost mandatory work on a Texas country album.

You have to be a fan of traditional country music to this new album from Leslie Krafka to know to value estimate, but that this disc can be a classic genre within his music stands for us beyond dispute. Convince yourself and enjoy the crystal clear singing talent that this young lady from Houston, Texas lies.”

(valsam)

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I’m on Twitter!

Follow me….I won’t lead you astray :-)

https://twitter.com/LeslieKrafka

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