Tommy Leahy’s ‘Undertow’ Is a Millenial Take on Heartland Rock

5 27 18 Tommy Leahy.jpegTommy Leahy’s ‘Undertow’ is some straightforward, Heartland-inspired indie rock. “Based out of Philadelphia,” this musician describes his work as, “rock and folk… with nods to the classic albums of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.” Although this is definitely rock music, there are strong, distinctly rural undertones in his music. This is probably due to the time he spent, “cut[ting] his teeth… in Nashville… playing with various indie-rock and songwriter acts before deciding to pursue his own music.” His simple, consistent chord progressions don’t sound all that unlike those of Uncle Tupelo. Interestingly, on top of his twangy solos there’s a diverse array of harmonicas, hair-raising electronics and traditional strings. The whole thing is tied together by Leahy’s understated, almost neutral vocals. This guy is really a talented musician. Check out ‘Undertow’ below!


Noah Zucker // IG – @zucker.n // Twitter – @zuckern13

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