Connor Leimer is celebrating the release of his second album, Postcard, on the road today, reworking the concept of the American house concert tradition for a college crowd. While the rest of his high school classmates crammed for exams to get into college last year, Leimer spent his senior year putting the finishing touches on Postcard.
Growing up in a small suburb just south of Kansas City, Leimer wrote most of his songs in his bedroom, releasing his first, live acoustic album recorded on an iPhone 4. Then, in 2013, he attended a summer workshop called the Grammy Project.
Months later, when he began recording Postcard at the Weights & Measures Soundlab studio in Kansas City, many of the new friends he met at the workshop joined him, including Jason Moss, NYC-based on-the-rise mixing engineer lent his help, local singer Gracie Schram (and Charlie Peacock protege), 21 year-old producer Max Griffith, banjo player Fritz Hutchison (of the Kansas City band She’s A Keeper), and a three-piece horn section of UMKC Music Conservatory graduates.
“This record represents a big chunk of my high school years. It’s everything that you face while growing up. All my friends came together and played on it, or helped me with artwork, or helped out with production. It’s just a bunch of friends helping each other out,” Leimer explains.
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. Check out a list of his upcoming performances below.
10/04 – Boston, MA – Berklee College of Music
160 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02115 (16th Floor Lounge)
10/05 – Boston, MA – Boston College
Walsh 316 Residence Hall
140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA – UPenn
3130 Brentwood Drive Doylestown, PA 18902
10/08 – Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh
3414 Bates St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
10/09 – Springfield, OH – Wittenberg University
10/11 – Chicago, IL – Loyola University
6447 N. Wayne Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
10/14 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis University
3853 Forest Park Ave. Apt. 106 St. Louis, MO 63108
10/15 – Fayetteville, AR – KXUA – FM – University of Arkansas Student Radio
A665 Arkansas Union Fayetteville, AR 72701
10/15 – Fayetteville, AR – University of Arkansas
588 N. Wordsworth Ln. Fayetteville, AR 72704
10/16 – Kansas City, MO – WDAF-TV Fox 4 Morning Show
3030 Summit Kansas City, MO 64108
10/16 – Lawrence, KS – University of Kansas
938 Missouri St. Lawrence, KS 66044