Berlin - Love and Murder Album Release Party

Thank you to all my friends and family that came out to Berlin NYC on Tuesday night to celebrate the release of 'Love and Murder.' There was sooo much love in that room!!! Thank you to my label The Royal Potato Family for helping me throw the best party ever and to my amazing band Steve McEwan, Ethan Eubanks, Andy Hess, Clark Gayton, Annie Mac and Eric Biondo for absolutely killing it. It was an incredible night and I'll never forget it.

NYSMUSIC.com :: Hearing Aide: Leslie Mendelson ‘Love & Murder’

With so much noise going on in the world today due to technology, from cell phone beeps and rings to endless updates on various apps, it’s easy to get lost in the computer-strung clutter. The one enjoyment that can take an individual away from the murky shadows of continuous information overload is music. Sure, there are endless amounts of live shows available for streaming on the internet, but to really get to the raw simplicity of a note takes putting on the headphones and pressing play on the new album by singer Leslie Mendelson. Love & Murder is her first work released in eight years.

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The Songs Of Barlow

Last month an incredible group of musicians came together at the Sweetwater Music Hall in celebration and support of the great John Perry Barlow, lyricist for the grateful dead. He has been sick for quite some time and all the proceeds go towards helping him recover. I am honored to be apart of this event again. Let's all come together and celebrate his songs!!

New Music

Having a good time playing with the great Steve Kimock.  We wrote a bunch of songs over the last few months and recently recorded them at TRI with Dave Schools producing. Check out upcoming dates *here*!! 

Spring Newsletter 2016

Hey ya,Happy spring everybody. Here's the latest...

This Friday I'm playing The Postcrypt at Columbia University.  This is an all acoustic venue in the basement of St. Paul's Chapel. I will be playing in a round with Bob Hillman and Tim Robinson...my old cohorts from the days of Jack Hardy's legendary songwriters group in the West Village. Jack would host a workshop at his apartment every Monday night where people would bring a bottle of wine and try out a new song.  Everyone there was a critic and I usually got my ass handed to me, but it was fantastic and I loved it! I got to meet and listen to so many extraordinary writers like Suzanne Vega and Shawn Colvin who would drop in from time to time. It will be good fun to reunite with Tim and Bob.  

Next month I've been invited to participate in a TEDx talk in Herndon, VA.  The platform is "Ideas Worth Spreading". There will be a bunch of great speakers that weekend including Nobel Laureate John Mather. I'm going to talk about my songs and then sing them :)

Lastly, I have a few shows and festivals in May with Steve Kimock and Friends ft. Jeff Chimenti, Lebo, Bobby Vega and Jay Lane. I love this band and I'm pretty sure there will be some special surprise guests who will pop in. Check out the latest issue of Relix Magazine this month...nice article on Steve in there. I might have been mentioned. 

For more info and things, you can always check the website lesliemendelson.com

Thank you all for coming out and always showing your love, support, and for bringing the party (even when you're quiet and listening)!!! <3

K I M O C K

Just getting ready to hit the road with the great family band KImock - featuring Steve & John Kimock, Bobby Vega and yours truly.  There are a string of shows that take us up and down the east and west coasts.  Click 'here' for the full tour!  See you chickens out there :)) 

backstage at sweetwater music hall.. Bob weir sat in for a couple songs in the second set!! :))))