It's difficult not to be captivated by rising young talent Leif Vollebekk -- his guitar-driven ballads are soothing and his voice is extremely versatile, oscillating between tight vibrato, soaring falsetto, and conversation-like singing. The crooner's performances, although minimalistic, are powerful and mesmerizing as he takes the stage with a harmonica rack around his neck and an acoustic guitar in hand. Whether he's singing his older classic "You Couldn't Lie To Me In Paris" or newer material off his 2013 record North Americana, Vollebekk will treat ticket buyers to a string of intimate shows as he hits the road alongside William Fitzsimmons.
Leif Vollebekk, a young singer-songwriter from Montreal, Canada, made his debut in 2010 with the beautifully imperfect LP Inland, a record that shines like familiar jewels from Ryan Adams or Ray LaMontagne. Soon after the release, Vollebekk embarked on a two-year journey in order to hone his craft, penning new material and seeking out the perfect studio to record his next collection of songs. Drawing inspiration from foreign places like Paris and New York, Vollebekk began to develop a distinct, old-world sound for his polished 2013 record North Americana, revealing a beautiful mix of lush acoustic guitars and an organic quality that feels like home. Back on the road, Vollebekk will have fans awestruck as he treats them to his ballad-filled sets on an upcoming tour with William Fitzsimmons.