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Tom Leach

Thank You For the Coffee (7 song tape) – 2006 (Self-released)

Reviewed by Andy Turner

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Call it D.I.Y. country. Leach, a New York City resident and Georgia native, recorded these seven beauties on a four-track cassette, hand-stamped the retro cover art and released the EP himself. He says the effort is rough preview of a longer "Phases and Stages" inspired song cycle called "Macon, Georgia" that he hopes to put out eventually.

The songs are mostly quiet and reflective, wonderfully brought to life by Leah's subtlety passionate vocals. Leach shoots small in his songwriting and succeeds with carefully rendered story-songs such as "At the Bottom of a Barroom on a Hill in Tennessee" and "Thank You For the Coffee" that bring the listener into their worlds. (