The Sound Wall
presents an evening with
Leon Majcen & Bryan Elijah Smith
Leon Majcen is a folk-rock singer/songwriter currently based in New York City with diverse influences that span folk, blues, country, as well as alternative rock. His distinctive vocal tone, dynamic guitar playing, and a lyrical depth beyond his years deliver a fresh appeal to the Folk/Americana scene.
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 and Striking Matches (Nashville) and this is his first tour in support of the latest release, NUMB.
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 moved to NYC in fall 2018 shortly after releasing his first full-length album, NUMB, to study in the music program at NYU.
BRYAN ELIJAH SMITH
Bryan Elijah Smith is based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. With over 1,000 songs penned & 11 independent releases, Smith is creating a self-produced legacy that began with his first song at the age of 18. The music cradles all things ‘Americana’ at heart & at hand without shying away from a truly uninhibited pop sensibility. Crossing a wide array of genres, what gets produced has been compared to the likes of everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Kings of Leon. Smith recently won 2nd place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest 2018 where he was 1 of 12 songwriters chosen out of 1,000+ entries. Smith is touring in support of his latest release ‘In Through The Dark’; currently available exclusively on Vinyl & CD.
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