Leyla McCalla

Release Date: maY 27, 2016

A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey JV 570116

A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey
JV 570116


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Photo Credit: Sarrah Danzinger




NEWS / 2016 U.S. TOUR

KQED "The Do List
WBUR (Boston) OCT 7
The Mercury News
Offbeat - Concert Pick (9.21.16) (NOLA)
CTNow - OCT 4 - Concert Preview
New Haven Register "breathtaking, sophisticated and poetic"
Windham Journal - OCT 8 - Concert Preview  
John Hopkins Newsletter - "Her Voice is incredible"
Music Junkie Press "she is beautifully talented.  Her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty.'


“This is string-band music in the digital era, with riffs like loops and allusions to fiddle tunes, dance music and deep gospel…aware of its antecedents and not daunted by them” – New York Times

"An exhilarating thing, hearing a musical virtuoso explore her voice's unanticipated potential in all of the ways that Leyla McCalla does" – NPR Music 

"[Leyla] sounds right at home on the curvy contours of tunes rooted in the Southern Louisiana prairies” – KPCC 89.9FM  

“Rich with big thoughts” - USA Today

"Expansive and irresistible" - WNYC Soundcheck

"McCalla's approach twists the cello’s low, luscious timbre to produce a different, but equally physical, effect on the listener"
- Bluegrass Situation

"An invigorating blend of Haitian folk songs and American old-time music" - Downbeat

“A complex, politically-minded and proud album” – PopMatters, 9/10 STARS

“Mesmerizing” Associated Press

"rich with big thoughts"  USA Today