Friday, June 14, 2013

Robert Leslie at Googie's Lounge

A troubadour performing original compositions must have stories to tell. Robert Leslie has stories to share. He was born in New York, grew up in London and Amsterdam, and spent the last few years traveling throughout Europe and North Africa. At Googie’s Lounge tonight, barefoot and accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, Leslie sang songs he wrote in Prague, Morocco and even a song he wrote upon returning to New York in February. Each song sparkled with picturesque lyrics. Leslie had a soft, sweet vocal delivery, but some of his melodies sounded like their phrasings were inspired by Bob Dylan. Oddly, Leslie ended his set with a Radiohead cover. Leslie is selling his one album and two EPs through his bandcamp website.