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Exclusive Video Premiere for Stunning Track, ‘Sail’, by Singer-Songwriter Tanya Leah; A 2x Platinum-Selling Songwriter Upends Her Career to Care for Ailing Father
(Published: November 24, 2014)

Exclusive Video Premiere for Stunning Track, ‘Sail', by Singer-Songwriter Tanya Leah

A 2x Platinum-Selling Songwriter Upends Her Career to Care for Ailing Father

2x Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Tanya Leah celebrates the release of her new single and video for ‘Sail', with an Exclusive Video Premiere via Innocent Words:


Innocent Words Exclusive Video Premiere Tanya Leah ‘Sail'
NOVEMBER 6, 2014 / By Troy Michael
Tanya Leah is an award-winning, multi platinum-selling artist/songwriter who began singing and playing her songs in the NY/NJ club circuit at an early age. She became a regular at the world-famous "Bitter End" in NY's Greenwich Village, which allowed her to hone her craft and connect with other aspiring artists and writers. She toured with her own music and as a sideman with other artists, sharing the stage with the likes of Alison Krause, Dee Carstensen, Jonatha Brooke, Ani DeFranco, John Hiatt and more. During those early years, she supported her songwriting by singing on other writer's demos and on national jingles including Coca-Cola, M&Ms, and Downy, to name a few.
She traveled the NY-Nashville-LA songwriting circuit trying to make her way, and got lucky when her first song that was recorded by another artist also became her first #1 song. That, and much pavement-pounding, ultimately landed her her first publishing deal and launched her songwriting career. Since then, Tanya has had a number of gold and platinum records, and singles that have reached into the top forty, including four that have reached number one. The list of artists who have recorded her songs is long and varied and includes stars such as Melinda Doolittle, Wynonna Judd, Lesley Gore, Susan Ashton, Natalie Grant, Margaret Becker, and many more. Also, her songs have been heard in numerous tv shows such as "How I Met Your Mother", "Dawson's Creek", "The Hills", and others.
In 2011, her father had a terrible stroke, and changed the trajectory of her life and career. After 10 years in Nashville, she put her writing on hold and moved back to NY to help with his caregiving. After not writing at all for the first 6 months, she decided she would try to create songs that would lift his spirits and soothe him. The result is a collection of new songs that have become a project called "Roses For Panjo" which she hopes will bring beauty and joy to people of all ages.

Leah released a ‘double single' on November 3rd - the gentle, understated tracks ‘Sail' and ‘Somewhere Beautiful' were timed to coincide with the 90th birthday of Tanya's father, who inspired the songs. Listen to the two tracks here, along with Leah's graceful cover of ‘What a Wonderful World':

10/22/14 By Maya Rajamani

An intimate portrait of Tanya Leah's journey was published in her father's hometown paper:
New album is fond letter to artist's Riverdale father
http://riverdalepress.com/stories/New-album-is-fond-letter-to-artists-Riverdale-father,55529'content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=maya+rajamani&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id =

The Record-Journal  (Meriden, CT) -
CD review by Jim Pasinski 10/2014

Singer/songwriter/producer Tanya Leah found inspiration for her latest album "Roses For Panjo" while caring for her father after his recent stroke. She has written songs for many acclaimed artists, such as Wynonna Judd and Lesley Gore and her music has been featured on numerous television shows including "Dawson's Creek" and  "How I Met Your Mother." Her most recent album begins with the flowing melody of "Somewhere Beautiful" and continues with the gentle advice of "Sail." The music gets a little up beat with the playful country/folk sound of "Everything & Anything" and "Signs Of Spring." Tanya takes on the inspirational "What A Wonderful World" with ease and grace, before closing with the smooth, mellow jazz of "Dream With Me." To find out more about the new album "Roses For Panjo," please visit rosesforpanjo.com .

‘Roses for Panjo' recalls Shawn Colvin's ‘A Few Small Repairs' in a number of ways. First, there's the visceral reaction to the tracks themselves...an achy, middle-of-your-stomach feeling that something ‘bigger than the song' is going on here...then there's the voice, clearly reminiscent of Colvin's emotional tug. But, whereas ‘A Few Small Repairs' darkly recalled a marriage falling apart, ‘Roses for Panjo' seeks a place where hope can fuel recovery. Tanya Leah manages to create a lullaby for her ailing father that lifts our spirits even as she aims to bolster his.  

As a respected writer in New York and Nashville, Tanya Leah has crafted songs that have collectively sold over two million copies. Her credits include tracks for such artists as Melinda Doolittle, Wynonna Judd, Lesley Gore, and many others. As a live performer, she has toured with the likes of Alison Krauss, Jonatha Brooke, Ani DeFranco, John Hiatt and more. Her songs have also been featured on numerous TV shows, including ‘How I Met Your Mother'.

Please visit the Roses for Panjo website: http://www.rosesforpanjo.com/home.html
Watch Tanya Leah's video for ‘Signs of Spring' from the new album: http://www.youtube.com/watch'v=WUKI1QOOJxI
Visit: http://www.tanyaleah.com/home.html

More Information: http://innocentwords.com/innocent-words-exclusive-video-premiere-tanya-leah-sail/

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