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Leif Vollebekk - January 2017

Leif Vollebekk - January 2017 Photo Credit: Joseph Yarmush
January’s Artist To Watch is Leif Vollebekk


Montreal based singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk, released his debut album, North Americana, two years ago. He’s releasing his excellent sophomore album, Twin Solitude, on February 24th. He’ll be joining us in early February for a Free At Noon.

In early November, Bruce Warren wrote about one of his new songs, “Elegy,” for NPR Music , and recently David chose him as one of his World Cafe: Next artists.

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