Brennen Leigh is an American songwriter, guitar player, mandolin player, and singer whose to-the-point storytelling style has elevated her to cult icon status in Europe, Scandinavia, across the United States, South America and the United Kingdom. Her songs have been recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Sunny Sweeney, Charley Crockett, and many others. As renowned for her musicianship as for her writing, it's easy to see how Leigh caught the ear of greats like David Olney, who described her writing as "tender, violent, sentimental, foolish and wise, she is always Brennen. Confident and at ease with herself, without being a jerk about it."
Her 2023 album is Ain't Through Honky Tonkin' Yet. Awash in full-throttle fiddle, weeping steel guitar, a sprinkling of heavenly backing vocals, and anchored by her warm, expressive vocals, it is an emotion-packed revelation. Rooted in vintage country, Ain't Through Honky Tonkin' Yet is an unapologetically beer- and tear-soaked homage to an era when hard-country weepers burst forth from AM transistor radios.
"A story-telling poet, landscape painter, passionate observer of the human condition and a cultural preservationist."
— Rodney Crowell
"Brennen will carry the torch for REAL roots American music for her generation, and she's the best one to do it in my opinion."
— Ray Benson
Ain't Through Honky Tonkin' Yet
Obsessed with the West
Prairie Love Letter
Before the World was Made
Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizell
Devil's on My Trail
McKay and Leigh
Too Thin to Plow
(with Antique Persuasion) Don't Forget Me Little Darling: Remembering the Carter Family