Leon Majcen, Jordan Foley & The Wheelhouse
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
This event is 21 and over
Leon Majcen is a folk-rock singer/songwriter currently based in New York City with diverse influences that span folk, blues and country as well as alternative rock. His distinctive vocal tone, dynamic guitar playing, and a lyrical depth beyond his years deliver fresh appeal with an energetic twist to the Folk/Americana scene.
Born in Prague in 1999 to Bosnian immigrants who moved to the U.S. when he was two years old, Leon was raised near the sandy beaches of Clearwater, FL. His early experiments in songwriting came following the gift of his first guitar at the age of nine and were inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of his hometown paradise.
His exposure to live music as well as classical, folk, and rock genres throughout his childhood continued to shape his style which is now largely influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash, as well as the writings of Charles Bukowski. He quickly developed a love for songwriting nurtured by a music-loving family, and started playing open mic nights at local coffee shops. As he developed his artistry, he began to play in front of larger audiences at notable Tampa Bay venues like Straz Center and Raymond James Stadium.
After his first single, “Love and Misery”, was released in 2016, it went into rotation on SiriusXM’s The Coffee House channel and quickly racked up over 300,000 plays on Spotify, fueling the release of the “Love & Misery” EP in 2017. Leon continued working in the studio on new material that year while performing with his band throughout Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. He completed a debut tour across the Midwest released his first length album, NUMB, in the summer of 2018.
Jordan Foley & The Wheelhouse
Kyle Keller is that kind of folk artist that is actually worthy of the name. He is a communicator, a story teller, and a prophet of sorts. He approaches songs in the same way as every good folk and blues singer of old, with a message. I have had the joy of following Kyle over the last few years, and I have seen him blossom into one of the finest young lyricists that I know. I travel to songwriter events all over this country, and to find a poet of his caliber is rare... not to mention a poet of his age. Kyle has a voice that reminds me of the great Townes Van Zandt... not in its tone, but in the way that it fits his material. Kyle has developed a style around his voice. That is not easy to do. His writing is reminiscent of John Moreland’s, but with the heart of Dylan. It is emotional, and confrontational. It speaks to today. It is current. It is important. He is like a modern Guthrie, and it would behoove you to acquaint yourself with his art.
⁃Abe Partridge, artist/songwriter (Skate Mountain Records), owner Alabama Astronaut