The Only Songwriter from New York
Born on the Lower East Side and raised in Manhattan, Lovechild frontman, Leo Liebeskind, grew up immersed in the traditions of New York songwriters before him. Browsing the surviving record stores and coffeehouses of the West Village as a child and playing at places like the Bitter End and the National Underground as a teenager, Liebeskind was molded by the streets, songs, and stories of the city’s past heroes, from Lou Reed to Thelonious Monk. Having religiously studied folk, blues, country, rock, and soul music in his youth, the talented and prolific singer-songwriter brings a poetic and often cynical edge, informed by his experiences as a born and bred New Yorker, and has even drawn comparisons to the likes of Dylan and Lennon. Growing up in the 2000s, the talented producers and instrumentalists that comprise Lovechild bring a contemporary perspective and modern recording techniques to Liebeskind’s take on the American canon.