About this Artist
Leah-Carla Gordone Music
Pop Singer/Songwriter/12-String Guitarist/Author and Visual Artist Leah-Carla Gordone has received critical acclaim throughout the years for her unique voice and compelling stage presence. Check out the powerful music she displays on her three CDs "Butterfly Child," "Dancing On The Dragon," and "Phoenix From The Ashes: Rise" (all available at cdbaby.com). Author of a compelling autobiography entitled "The Motorgirl Memoirs: Adventures in Mania and Semi-Normality" (available at Amazon.com), Gordone is celebrating the formation of her new band: Leah-Carla Gordone & The Woodstock Collective A/K/A CARLEE & THE WC (which commenced as of October 2012).
A Native New Yorker from the heart of Manhattan, Leah-Carla began teaching herself 12-string guitar in 1990 in Woodstock, NY.
Gordone has opened for Norah Jones, The Indigo Girls, and Amandla (Ex-“WEEN” Drummer-Turned-Front Man Claude Coleman, Jr.’s band). She has graced such legendary stages as The Gig - Hollywood, The Viper Room (L.A.), Genghis Cohen (L.A.), and El Cid (Hollywood, CA), CBGB (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), and The Mercury Lounge (NYC), Tinker Street Café and Joyous Lake (Woodstock, NY). She’s performed at numerous BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC STORES (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Connecticut, Columbus, and New York City), as well as on television’s FOX 28 Wake Up (Indiana) and CBS Channel 2 - The Desert's News Station (Palm Springs, CA).
In an exclusive theatrical featurette, she appeared on HBO's "Real Sex" modeling sensual latex clothing for Fashion Designer The Baroness (Janet Jackson wears her stuff!)
Leah-Carla’s music has been heard on radio stations around the world, including Musashino (Japan), Wave Underground (Bucharest Romania), and Studio 88's RADIO DRAWING (Bosnia). Currently her music is playing on Women’s Radio, Woman of Substance, Blog Talk Radio, Sound Machine Radio, GoGirls Music, and KXBG Birth of Radio. Her single “The Road” charted on commercial radio.
Notably, Leah-Carla is also a trained actress with an extensive theatrical resume. She attended the world-renowned High School of Performing Arts ("FAME") in Manhattan, and is the daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Charles Gordone.
Find out more about this multi-ethnic, multi-talented artist at http://www.myspace.com/dancingonthedragon
“GORDONE IS A POWERFUL, AUTHENTIC SINGER…IN A WAY, SHE IS A THROWBACK TO THE BEST TRADITIONS OF THE 60S. SIMULTANEOUSLY SHE LEADS THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM, FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE MUSIC AS SUBSTANCE, RATHER THAN STYLE, AND HOPE FOR IT TO 'LIGHT THE WAY.’"
- PETER YARROW (of PETER, PAUL and MARY)
“GORDONE IS A ROSE CREEPING THROUGH FISSURES IN GRAFFITI-STAINED CONCRETE…A QUALITY TO HER SINGING SHARED BY THE GREATEST FEMALE SINGERS…EDITH PIAF, JONI MITCHELL AND BILLIE HOLIDAY.”
- THE WOODSTOCK TIMES
"Leah-Carla Gordone is an excellent young singer with the sensitivity of Norah Jones and the intensity of Alanis Morissette…"
- Music Connection Magazine
"Take a deep breath. Light a candle. Turn out the lights. Pour a glass of your favorite wine. Put your headphones on. Listen...'Phoenix from the Ashes: Rise' is a stunning album from Leah-Carla Gordone. Lyrically, she is hauntingly beautiful and tellingly effective. Vocally, she emerges as an ethereal cross between Alanis Morissette and Rickie Lee Jones, but with a uniqueness that separates her from the two."
- Michael Canter, Jive Talkin'