Rising Country Music Star Embarks on “Not the Same Girl” Summer Acoustic Tour

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 15, 2013

New Country Artist Carissa Leigh Embarks on Nationwide Summer Tour

A Martin Acoustic Guitar, New EP and A Chance to Do a Bit of Charity Makes Tour the Most Unique Country Music Event in Years

Small Town Venues Gets Artists In Touch with Her Fans

Taking her cue from her lifelong passion for country music and legions of fans across the U.S., country musics fastest rising star, Carissa Leigh, embarks on her first summer acoustic tour which began with a performance in Los Angeles and now takes the classic country beauty to major cities across the United States. The tour celebrates Carissas debut EP “Not the Same Girl”, and gives audiences an opportunity to experience her newest music within the intimate settings of smaller local venues, a deliberate choice by the artist who wanted her fans to be able to get close and personal with every lyric acoustically. Carissa Leigh hasnt stopped making music since her first piano recital at age 3 and the tour is simply an extension of her years of writing of lifes own experiences which have uniquely spoken to women nationwide. To capture her country spirit, Leigh also counted on co-writers and country music notables Clay Mills, Brian White and Andrew Fromm and the creative genius of producer ToneDef (Green Day, Santana, Chris Isaak) which has yielded songs such as “Cant Help But Wonder”. Audiences will be the first to hear the newest, upbeat and raucous summer anthem along with a few wrenching love ballads that have given the music industry a reason to stand up and take note.

Already garnering accolades from producers, songwriters and promoters, Carissa Leigh has set her sights on music city Nashville and every city in between. She has drawn from her love of dance, which she is trained for in both ballet and traditional Polynesian dance, her passion for music and her life as a single mother. Carissa Leigh has pulled from her early influences which include such country legends as Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Gary Allen and Dolly Parton. Her songwriting has dug deep into her own life as a young mother, a traveler and experiences of love, loss, and moving on.

She grew up in Calgary, Canada before moving to Hawaii. It was there that she immersed herself into the musical traditions of the Pacific Island, which ironically have played a huge part in her signature country music sound. She later moved to New York and then returned to Canada as a mother of a young daughter. Her new music from her debut EP will be celebrated as she criss-crosses the U.S. armed with only her beloved Martin guitar and her sweet, sultry, sound that is about to set the Country music industry on fire.

Tour Dates Are:

Monday, August 12, 2013/Salem, OR/Triangle Inn Caf