SONG PREMIERE: Leon Creek (Chris Pierce/Matthew Stevens) Shine On Stompin’ Working Anthem “Call It a Day”

With a stomping anthemic delivery, Leon Creek, a new project from Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Chris Pierce, Matthew  Stevens, and producer Erik Janson, dazzles with a pronounced swingin’ sound that brings a new curve to the Americana scene. Think a bit of Waylon Jennings meets Nathaniel Rateliff meets Brothers Osborne and you might have this thunderous sound that has “daytime festival slot” written all over it.

Ascending soul man Chris Pierce, who recently gained national prominence with his hit co-write “We Can Always Come Back  To This,” that aired on multiple episodes of the #1 NBC  primetime series This Is Us, brings stirring depth and power to his performances. This is evident in his Sunny War  collaboration War & Pierce, and his phenomenal new full-length LP American Silence: a Bob Dylan-esque reflection of  his realities as a Black man in the modern United States (featured on NPR Music All Songs Considered, Rolling Stone, SiriusXM)

For Leon Creek, Pierce’s vocal and blues harmonica prowess are showcased in a new light, combining with the finger picking, bluegrass melodies of Matthew Stevens, who has previously recorded World and Cumbia inspired tracks with the likes of Ozomatli’s Asdru Sierra and rapper Thurz, resting  perfectly on the vibrant and maximalist production talents of  Erik Janson (of Wildling & Left Field Messiah fame).

This band of brothers has come together to reflect the broadening horizons of contemporary Americana/Country,  Blues and Roots music, drawing from the influences from which the genres originated while embracing eclectic and unexpected inspiration as well.

Glide is premiering Leon Creek’s debut single “Call it a Day” (below) from the full-length album Far From Broken, a shout-out to all those keeping a low profile, but sweating it out otherwise. It all ain’t about the image everyone portrays but rather the sweat and grind put into the daily grind. Cheers to that!

“Call it a Day’ is a song that reaches out to all of the hard-working folks out there trying to make sense of it all.  With the lyrics and the overall feel of our song we hope that we can remind those who are struggling to make ends meet, to take some time to reflect and celebrate all of the hard work and the soulfulness within the grind fuels that struggle.  It’s a song for all of us to sing and shout together as it speaks to fighting the good fight, then taking a step back to relax and reflect on life’s victories and defeats,” says Chris Pierce.

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