“THESE SONGS COME FROM STICKY SOUTHERN TOWNS AND BROKEN
HEARTS. HARD LIVING AND THE LONG ROAD HOME.”
Mac Leaphart is a singer/ songwriter, playing a blend of country and rock and roll the Charleston City Paper describes as, “...A rowdy set,which seems to meld Gram Parsons with the ‘Sticky Fingers’ era Rolling Stones.”
Leaphart embraces the opportunity to work any room that he ?nds
himself in. “I spent the better part of a year and most of my money in Los Angeles. LA is great for making industry contacts, but it is not the best environment to play shows and develop an audience. When I made it back to the South, I started playing as much as I could, anywhere that would have me-from dive bars to coffee houses to theaters.I am getting my songs heard the old fashioned way, by playing in front of people.”
Since his arrival in Charleston in late 2007, Leaphart has been performing over 200 shows a year, performing solo, as a duo with friend/collaborator Danielle Howle, and with a full band. His 2008 independent release, “Line, Rope, Etc.” was chosen as one of the best albums of the year by the Charleston City Paper.
Leaphart is currently headlining shows in South Carolina(The Pour House, The Handlebar, The Sylvia Theater) and on the road as a supporting artists and bands including Corey Smith, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Scott Miller, and Cravin Melon. So keep your eyes and ears open, he’ll be coming around soon.