I've started working with the Tom Edwards Band out of Jackson,
MS. Great dudes, solid players, strong songs. It's been
a good time. We tracked last week at the legendary Sound
Emporium A room. Such a blast using the real reverb chambers
instead of plugins! Here are a few shots from our time
I'm honored to be featured as the first track on
It's a compilation album featuring exclusive recordings from
artists and bands from throughout the country.
This is offered up in hopes of raising funds for relief efforts
in West, TX after the tragic fertilizer plant explosion that
It has been a fantastic season in the studio this Spring.
I have been getting to work with some of the most incredible
artists. I'm really proud of each of these projects.
Here's a look at what we've been up to.
Nick's record is currently being mixed by the genius that is
I just got home from Andrew Peterson's annual "Behold the Lamb"
Christmas tour. We played 20 shows in 23 days or something crazy
like that. From Nebraska to Florida, New Hampshire to Texas.
One of the highlights was a two-night stand in Nashville at the
historic Ryman Auditorium. An amazing night with some incredible
First of all, thank you all for your support and encouragement
in this crazy season of the Osengas' life. We're seeing a light at
the end of the tunnel on our home's rebuilding and I am THRILLED to
announce the revamped (and confirmed) dates for the Leonard Fall
Many thanks to Laura Preston, who put these shows together, and
I couldn't be more thrilled to announce that my new record,
"Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut" is out and alive on the internet
It's been getting the best reviews of my career and people's
support has been incredible.
Please check it out now!
The second of my "Letters" EPs came out a year after the first.
I played by the same rules, but substituting electric guitars
and amps for acoustic guitars.
Still no picks, no other instruments. The only pedal used
was my old Deluxe Memory Man.
This FREE EP download also comes with a re-recorded version of a
In not-so-exciting news, I'm pushing back my tour about a month,
to start in later October.
Sadly, dealing with the rebuilding after our house disaster,
(plus having an infant, a record about to release and the
9-to-5 in the studio) has given me no time to pull this tour
"Letters to the Editor, Vol. I" for free a few
years ago. Before Radiohead gave away "In Rainbows". Before
It grew to be one of the most successful & rewarding things
I've done as a solo artist.
Andrew's new album, the long anticipated "spaceship rock
record" will be landing September 18.
Available at select indie record stores as well as iTunes,
Amazon and everywhere else online.
Hope you love listening to it as much as Andrew enjoyed making
Tour are now available!! Click on your city in the
"Leonard Tour" menu above. 100 tickets will confirm the shows
and it's going to be awesome!
In other news, my family and I are out at a YoungLife camp
called Windy Gap in Asheville, NC for the month.
For a long time now I've dreamed of doing a solo tour with a
band; Where people come to the shows, everyone on the road makes a
living and the shows are fun and memorable. This is actually a
really hard thing to make happen. But I've got some ideas.
FALL TOUR 2012
Here are the cities Leonard will be playing. They're the top
Here's the first video from a "Leonard" song! If you like
it, please help spread the word! MP3s for kickstarters and
preorders will be finding you tomorrow!
The other new overdrive pedal going on my live board is the
"BAT" pedal, by
BomesElectric, a killer and extremely versatile
little box. Pick one up today and tell him I sent you!!
Yesterday I picked up the first 10 Leonard Overdrive pedals.
Today I plugged it up, gasped, played for a couple of hours
and then filmed a bit of it to show you. It's probably a
little too much jamming around, but you'll hear the pedal, a few
different settings and with a Les Paul and a Strat. Only 20