Review: Odie Leigh Live At The Troubadour

Odie Leigh Live At The Troubadour. David Saxum reviews the singer/songwriter's January 11th show at the historic Los Angeles venue
Odie Leigh Live At The Troubadour photo David Saxum

On a vibrant Tuesday night at the historic Troubadour venue in Los Angeles, California, a musical spectacle unfolded, leaving an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to be present. The intimate yet iconic space was bursting at the seams with eager spectators, all gathered to witness the magnetic performance of Odie Leigh, a young and promising artist hailing from the musical haven of South Louisiana – a region that has birthed renowned names like Lil Wayne and Tim McGraw. Serving as the captivating prelude to Odie’s act was The Official Bard of Baldwin County.

The Bard, a dynamic and talented performer in their own right, took the stage by storm, illuminating the historic venue with an angelic flair that transcended the boundaries of conventional music. Their stage presence was nothing short of enchanting, ascending to an astral plane as they seamlessly interacted with the audience. Encouraging the crowd to sing along. The Bard created an engaging atmosphere that left an indelible impression. The excitement radiating from their performance promises a trajectory of growth worth following, making them an artist to watch.

Following this enthralling opening act, Odie Leigh stepped into the limelight to a thunderous applause. The crowd, already electrified by The Bard’s performance, eagerly anticipated Odie’s indie folk prowess. Effortlessly filling the venue with her distinctive sound, Odie showcased her exceptional songwriting abilities, captivating the audience who enthusiastically sang along to every word. To the delight of her fans, Odie treated them to a sneak peek of her upcoming album with new music, adding to the anticipation for its release later this year. Hits like “Crop Circles” and “Nine Lives” took on a new life when performed live, with 500 voices harmonizing in unison. The crowd even joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to Odie’s friend Derek, creating a warm and intimate atmosphere.

The night was made even more special by the presence of friends and family supporting both the opener and the main act. This added layer of intimacy elevated the experience, making it clear that this was not just a performance but a celebration shared with loved ones. The Troubadour’s lighting contributed to the magical ambiance, creating the perfect backdrop for a night of indie folk healing with two emerging artists on the cusp of stardom. As Odie received flowers and The Bard tossed a bouquet to the crowd, the love in the air was palpable, capping off an unforgettable evening of musical
enchantment at the historic Troubadour.

Words by David Saxum


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