Nashville Rock Singer/Guitarist Leilani Kilgore Releases New Single ‘Get Home’

Nashville`s Leilani Kilgore has released a new single ‘Get Home‘. A superb new artist with the guitar licks to match her superb vocal, Leilani has a more aggressive hard hitting rock with a touch of meaningful honest emotional expression. Her versatile writing has earned her headlining slots in legendary clubs such as The High Watt and Smith`s Olde Bar, and placed her to open for renowned acts such as Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa and The Dead Daisies (featuring Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich)

Leilani says: “I am musician, songwriter, and self-proclaimed riff bandit Leilani Kilgore, the likes of Keith Richards, SRV, and Jimi Hendrix can be thanked for my initial draw to the guitar; as an only child, I got quite jealous of all the attention their music got from my dad and decided learning to play was the only way to redirect his attention. After studying classical as a kid and mucking about in pop-punk/indie rock for a while as an angst-ridden teen, I finally had the good fortune of experiencing blues. I laughed, I cried, I was completely enraptured, and I experienced an instance of total musical metanoia. This drove me to learn about the blues, and it wasn’t long before I was spending eight hours a day learning the songs of Albert and Freddie and B.B. King, Hendrix, and Clapton.

I graduated high school and immediately moved across the country to accept a scholarship at Berklee College of Music, where I spent two years taking every blues-related elective I could while living, breathing, eating, and (hardly ever) sleeping music. After two years, I got restless and dropped out to move south to Nashville, where I’ve lived and worked for nearly five years now. I spent two years working on cruise ships as lead guitar/vocalist and bandleader for a rock group. I’m now currently performing original music under my own name and working on new songs to perform and release while co-fronting/co-managing a Lower Broadway band called Holy Lightning. I have released my first single of 2023 ‘Get Home‘, which I hope will be the first of many releases that folks will dig during the year ahead.”

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