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Leigh Jones is a Portland, Oregon based musician.


After growing up steeped in musical theater in North Carolina, Leigh Jones earned a Drama degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, then spent several years in the NYC music scene before moving to Portland in 2014. She has toured across the US and abroad both solo and with her former band, modern bluegrass outfit Crow and the Canyon

 

In the fall of 2012 Leigh released her debut solo LP, Worth Wild, which showcases the intersection of her theater background and southern roots. Most recently, Leigh has turned her focus to a new project, harmony-driven folk trio Five Letter Word. With an unforgettable voice that has been compared to Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss, Leigh's musical performances within the band show remarkable versatility as she bounces between stringed and percussive instruments, occasionally leaning on her dance background to round out the show, and always lending her clear voice to the melodies and harmonies that form the backbone of the band's sound.

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