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We are happy to announce that our good friends, Sweet Leda, are in our spotlight for April 2016 here at MyRuralRadio.com!

Nearly four years to the day from Sweet Leda’s release of their first LP Need The Music, Sweet Leda is thrilled to share their latest birth, a new full-length album, Let It In. Where Need The Music was key in the development of the band’s sound in its earlier years, Let It In captures the live and raw essence of what can only come from years of steady gigs, blood, sweat, and a few tears. To capture this essence, the band went old school on its own ass and tracked everything live. The whole band recorded all together in one room, tracking analog to 2” tape. What came out of the process is an intimate, in-your-face, edgy sound that exemplifies Sweet Leda live, at their best. (Full disclosure, there were a few overdubs; a few vocal harmonies, a few guitar parts, and for good measure, the band brought Ron Holloway in for a couple tracks!) At the helm are Producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli of Song Builder Studios (who also produced Need The Music), and Engineer/Mixer IRKO (Jay-Z, J Lo, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Live).


Among the band’s many milestone achievements are: four Tri State Indie Music Awards, including the Groupie’s Choice Award in 2012; Best Emerging Artist DC/Baltimore in The Deli Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2011; sharing the stage with bands like Galactic, 311, and Jefferson Starship; performing at festivals with the likes of Citizen Cope, John Mayer, G Love, Cake, Live, Lake Street Dive, and Tedeschi Trucks; writing the end-credit title track for the feature film Lovely Molly by Ed Sanchez (Blair Witch Project); being hand-picked by Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks to open for his band at the Roots Rock Revival Masters Camp; and gracing the Miller Lite Stage at Summerfest 2013 in Milwaukee.




The NEW ALBUM
"Let it In" is FINISHED!

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Sweet Leda’s New Album: Let It In and Turn it Up!
by Sam Capmbell - Gigspots.com

Sweet Leda’s latest album Let It In deserves tons of attention and hundreds of accolades. The fat, lush sounds of the direct-to-tape recording process captured the layers of power and intensity behind these songs. If you’ve seen Sweet Leda live, you’ll feel the heat off this record. If you’re curious what all the buzz and awards are about, it’s time to Let It In and turn it up! You’ll find chances later to have a quiet moment with the record. Your first play should be loud as hell. Wherever you do that, do it to it.

Julie Cymek wrote these songs and sings them with command. She belts in the same weight class as Dana Fuchs, Grace Potter, Sister Sparrow and Joan Osborne. Jaime Horrigan on bass can thump it or go all melodious on you. He’s a double-threat on beatbox too. Omar El Dieahy is my favorite guitarist I know. He plays these crazy prototype guitars and while he invents new tones and textures, he never loses the song or lets it get impersonal. Don Boyette on drums is The Pocket. Dude is all sweet spot and grace, a drummer’s drummer. Joinins Sweet Leda on two album tracks, as he often does live, is tenor sax giant Ron Holloway. How lucky for us all! You can Google him now or after you hear him, but you will.


Original photo by Dan Gillespie

Here’s the ten-song playlist and a thing or two about that thing they do: sweet, sexy, funky rock with soul.

1. “Resolutions:” one of the band’s resolutions for the record must be to let Omar turn it up! You’ll figure out right away that this band means what it says.

2. “Go Get Your Money:” Omar and Ron Holloway earn it one this one. They go and they get it!

3. “Fake It:” no posers need apply! If you can’t be real with the open-hearted people in Sweet Leda, you can’t be real. Whoever you are, I don’t want to know you either.

4. “Make It Happen:” get off your ass! What’s stopping you?

5. “She’s Not Coming Home:” I think you blew it mister. This is a song for a woman wronged.

6. “Baby:” one hot, slow-burning torch of a song about making love. Julie didn’t write it for you but you’ll believe she did. Deep down believe.

7. “Bad Boy:” one hot rock song for the bad girls in the house! Bad hasn’t sounded so good since Donna Summer.

8. “Let It In:” five senses and a whole world right in front of you. Seize something and hang on!

9. “Something:” by George Harrison…a big romantic version. It’s a love song to a love song. Omar!

10. “You Can’t Hold Me Down:” I always hold my head high. I keep moving on.

Those last words are Julie’s and could well describe the album. Sweet Leda has plenty of reason to hold their heads high with the release of Let It In and the record should definitely keep their careers moving on and up. But they could serve us all well as a motto for life. There is great beauty in life and we need to let it in. When it sparks our curiosity, we need to act on it. And when people bring the ugly, we need to let it go. Crank up your copy of Let It In and proceed loud and proud!








ADAM TAYLOR
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANNALISE EMERICK
ANNALISE EMERICK
BLACK COFFEE
BLACK COFFEE

BRETHREN
BRETHREN
BRI ARDEN
BRI ARDEN
BRIAN CARROLL
BRIAN CARROLL
BRITTANY OPPERMAN
BRITTANY OPPERMAN

CARRIE WELLING
CARRIE WELLING
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
COLEBROOK ROAD
COLEBROOK ROAD
DANA ALEXANDRA
DANA ALEXANDRA

DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
DARRY MILLER and the VEIL
DARRY MILLER & the VEIL
DREW NUGENT
DREW NUGENT
DR. SLOTHCLAW
DR. SLOTHCLAW

DYLAN JANE
DYLAN JANE
HAYLEY SABELLA
HAYLEY SABELLA
INDIAN SUMMER JARS
INDIAN SUMMER JARS
JAKE HILL
JAKE HILL

JD SAGE
JD SAGE
JENEE HALSTEAD
JENEE HALSTEAD
JENSEN KEETS
JENSEN KEETS
JESS KLEIN
JESS KLEIN

JESSICA SMUCKER
JESSICA SMUCKER
JOHN KANE
JOHN KANE
JOHNNY MAINSTREAM
JOHNNY MAINSTREAM
JOSH CHRISTINA
JOSH CHRISTINA


KATIE ROBINETTE
KAYLA KROH
KAYLA KROH
KINGSFOIL
KINGSFOIL
LAURA REED
LAURA REED

LOVEBETTIE
LOVEBETTIE
MALLETT BROTHERS
the MALLETT BROTHERS
MARK DEROSE
MARK DEROSE
Matt Wheeler
MATT WHEELER

MIEKA PAULEY
MIEKA PAULEY

MIKE SHARP
MOSNO
MOSNO
The OK-OK's
THE OK-OK'S

LONE WOLF PROJECT
PHIL FREEMAN
RED ROOSTER
RED ROOSTER
RHYNE
RHYNE McCORMICK
RYAN PETERS
RYAN PETERS

SARAH BLACKER
SARAH BLACKER

SLACKWATER NEWS
SLIMFIT
SLIM FIT
STEVEN COURTNEY
STEVEN COURTNEY

SUZIE BROWN
SUZIE BROWN
SWEET LEDA
SWEET LEDA

the CARDBOARD CROWNS
The Penny Black
THE PENNY BLACK

The Wild Hymns
THE WILD HYMNS
THE CULTIVATORS
THE CULTIVATORS
THE JANE
THE JANE
THE SUBSTANCE
THE SUBSTANCE

THE VANITY BELLES
THE VANITY BELLES
TOY SOLDIERS
TOY SOLDIERS

VIKING MOSES
VOODOO PHARMACOLOGY
VOODOO PHAMACOLOGY


WAYNE SUPERGENIUS
Camela Widad
WIDAD






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