The Texas singer-songwriter proudly carries the label of country artist … yet she’s inspired by and often mixing in folk, blues and any number of influences. She’s at times reminiscent of Loretta Lynn … but also, First Aid Kit. She reveres country acts from decades gone by and masterfully paints pictures of heartbreak and hardscrabble lives … yet she’s still a teenager.
And when you put it all together it works beautifully, bound together tightly by Frankie’s distinctive voice. Simultaneously silky and strong, her voice carries you along through each song, shifting seamlessly from quietly soothing to powerfully booming.
Leonie is set to continue recording new music with the Texas Gentlemen at their home studio, Modern Electric Sound Recorders with Beau Bedford producing at the helm. In addition to writing her own songs, she enjoys co-writing with others such as Paul Cauthen, Welsey Geiger, and A.J. LeGrand.
The 2018 Dallas Observer Music Award winner for Country Act, Frankie has shared a stage with The Old 97's and Nikki Lane and opened for Ray Wylie Hubbard who in his words was thankful for the opportunity "to close" for Leonie. Most recently, Frankie opened for Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, and Joe Ely. You can also find Leonie singing back up on occasion for friends such as Jaime Wyatt and A.J. LeGrand.
Johnny Cash- written by Frankie Leonie and Melissa Bollea Rowe; Recorded and Produced by Beau Bedford at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas, Texas. Vocals and Acoustic Guitar- Frankie Leonie, Guitar- Nik Lee, Bass- Scott Edgar Lee Jr., and Keys- Dan Creamer (The Texas Gentlemen), Drums/Percussion- McKenzie Smith
Taking All the Good Out of the Bye- written by Frankie Leonie and Beau Bedford; Recorded and Produced by Beau Bedford at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas, Texas. Vocals and Acoustic Guitar- Frankie Leonie, Dobro- Nik Lee and Upright Bass- Scott Edgar Lee, Jr. (The Texas Gentlemen)
Dallas Observer Music Award Winner
Ghosty Award Finalist
2nd Place Old Settler's Music Festival Talent Competition
Texas Country Music Association Finalist
ETX Music Finalist
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