Leigh Ann Yost is a local treasure.
She’s the local singer/songwriter most likely to be playing at local charitable events, the first to sign up for any cause involving music. She’s a regular on WFPK’s Live Lunch. In her day job, she’s an enthusiastic promoter of Harbor House, which helps adults with disabilities. Or you may know her as the outspoken writer here at LouisvilleKY.com who is quick to point out deficiencies in the Jefferson County School system.
The singer/songwriter is releasing a new CD, “As I Live and Breathe,” packed with nine heartfelt songs that chronicle “love, loss and winding roads.” You can order it online, or catch up with her at one of her many dates around town. It’s a project of Gill Holland’s Sonablast Records.
The single mother of two told me this is an introspective collection, a contrast to the pop sound of her previous work. It’s a project she’s been working on for a year, squeezing it in between that full-time job and full-time parenting. It was recorded at In Room One Studios in Louisville and is produced by Danny Kiely.
And it includes one song, Stir Me Up Inside, written by the late Tim Krekel. Yost said she plays at least one Krekel song at every show.
Tonight is the official CD release party at Uncle Slayton’s, 1017 E. Broadway, with a bunch of great local musicians. It starts at 8, and Leigh Ann is excited to tell anyone coming that the Lil Cheezers food truck will be there too.