Stephen Leonard CD “His Fire”

Stephen Leonard’s latest CD is, I think, exquisite. It’s called “His Fire” and is one of those albums that seem like a total work of art, where it’s almost a crime to pull pieces out of it without listening to the whole creation. That’s what make it difficult to talk about particular songs, if that makes sense, but I do remember when he had a sound file on his Facebook page to preview, of the song “I’m Fortified,” I wrote him that he had me at the line “I’m a fortified queer”….I loves me some queer lyrics. You can hear clips of that one and more on his Soundcloud page. I wish I could see him perform it all in one set, now That would be an experience.
Stephen Leonard Website
Stephen Leonard on Facebook
Stephen Leonard on Soundcloud
 Oh, yeah, he has videos also. And a fun place to start is the one where he gives his own guided tour through the new CD.

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And, as he’s quite hot, I can’t resist adding some pics to this blog entry.

That’s fellow Chicago artist Ian Wilson behind Stephen on keyboards;
I’m also a fan of his, so you might check out his music

And, I think this is interesting, he has a video of a demo (March 2011) of the song “His Fire,” which is quite different, and a lot faster, than the one eventually on the CD…cool to see how the song progressed.

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I also want to plug his debut CD from 2009, “With a Pen.”