Leo Morshead is a English singer, songwriter, guitarist, lap steel player and music tutor.
After playing and recording as Leo James for fifteen years, Leo reverted back to his family name of Morshead in 2020.
Drawing influence from past and present musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, Leo has followed his passion for Acoustic Blues, finger style guitar, Americana and Folk. Although he is a largely self taught musician, in recent years Leo has sought out and received tutelage from some notable players, including the late American finger style master Woody Mann.
Leo’s music has been described as a soulful mix of warm husky vocals, intricate finger style guitar and shimmering slide guitar work accompanying skilfully written songs, and tasteful arrangements of traditional material.
Leo has spent many years teaching guitar and performing live throughout the UK’s festival, pub and folk club scene, both in ensembles, and as a solo performer, and he is just as happy playing on the big stage as he is in the corner of a crowded pub.
Radiant songs, elaborate finger picking and scintillating lap steel guitar from an accomplished singer songwriter – Folk Words
An accomplished lap steel slide guitarist who’s songs reflect an Appalachian / Blues / Bluegrass feel - UK Folk Music
‘High Times and Bad Weather’ is an excellent recording by a very talented performer – UK Folk Music
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