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Watching Leigh Guest perform is like getting two shows in one. From heartfelt songs that will make the hairs on your neck stand up to spunky and sassy lyrics that will have you laughing so hard you cry. Based out of the Florida Keys, this California native has been living on the road for nearly 8 years. "I love the highway life, it inspires me. It pushes me out of my comfort zone and I love taking my experiences back home in the form of songs." Leigh has toured through the Western, Northern and Southern United States and Alaska. She has performed in Hawaii both on land and at sea and in 2016 she traveled throughout the continent of Australia busking in train stations. She performed at The Original Festival in Butte, MT and took the stage at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. She also held residency at several bars while residing in Austin, TX. Her influences include Kacey Musgraves, Jewel and Brandy Clark. She is currently splitting her time performing in Montana and the Florida Keys, promoting her latest album "42 Bridges" and her children's book "Fred the Tree."
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"Leigh Guest writes songs with such catchy lyrical hooks that you can't help but repeat melodic phrases days, weeks or even months after you first heard them. Her clever writing style is indicative of a world- wanderer and her showmanship illustrates how connected she truly is to the people who still go out to listen to good live music."
BOOK ‘FRED THE TREE’ DELIGHTS YOUNG AND OLD
November 30, 2019
Once upon a time a seed began to grow out of the highway of the historic, Old Seven Mile Bridge. This now unused bridge, built in the early 1900s as part of the Florida Keys Over-the-Sea Railroad, filled with concrete and rusting beams couldn’t possibly sustain life. Or could it?
Leigh Guest, a part time Keys resident, noticed Fred on her very first visit. It amazed Guest that anyone who passed this tree could barely suppress a smile and a wave. Following her mother’s advice, Guest poured her feelings into words and art, and Fred the Tree came to life. Each and every page is an intricate cut paper illustration, sharing Fred’s story.
Guest is also a talented acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter, performing and living on the road for the last decade. Guest has traveled the United States and abroad entertaining her fans. Shows vary from family-friendly to adult only, but her tunes bring joy and laughter to all. Check out her latest albums, “42 Bridges” and “Hot Mess,” at www.leighguest.com. And don’t miss the fabulous Fred-inspired song, appropriately named “7 Mile Fred!” All her music can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon. To add to the fun, Guest has also designed a clothing collection inspired by life in the Florida Keys, 42 Bridges Apparel, featuring fun and stylish T-shirts, tank tops, beach bags and accessories. Find those at www.42bridges.com.
Guest will be donating a portion of book sales to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. “Fred the Tree” can be found at various stores and restaurants throughout the Florida Keys such as Food For Thought, Sweet Savannah’s and Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club, just to name a few. You can also pick up the book and meet the author at the Big Pine & Lower Keys Island Art Festival located at Lower Keys Chamber Grounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
Fred the Tree is a welcome sight as you drive over or under the 7 Mile Bridge. Fred lifts spirits young and old and so does this unstoppable, talented singer, songwriter, and artist, Leigh Guest. Don’t miss the opportunity to see her perform live locally and meet this talented young lady who is sure to make you smile!