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About the Record

This album was recorded in the rolling coastal hills of Adalaida, California during the winter of 2021, during the COVID 19 pandemic. The studio, dubbed "Hill Studio" is located at the recording engineer's home; Eric Patterson of the Turkey Buzzards. The country setting of the studio nestled amongst the oaks and wildflowers couple with Patterson's expertise in folk and country music was the perfect setting to complete this project. Prior to recording, Miss Leo embarked on the challenging process of launching her first crowdfunding campaign to raise the money to make the album, Fortunately, her efforts were very successful.

The songs on "All I Need" were written over the course of a few years and represent Miss Leo's favorite original works and two covers. All songs on this record were performed and recorded live with the Miss Leo Trio in studio. The Miss Leo Trio consists of Miss Leo on guitar and lead vocals, Scott Marlin on fiddle and backing vocals, and Scott Conroy on a upright bass as well as other instruments and backing vocals. Two guest musicians are also present on a few tracks: Andy O'Brien on mandolin and Brenneth Stevens on the pedal steel. Mixing and mastering was complete by Central Coast, CA local Kirk MacLane. This record is Miss Leo's proudest accomplishment as a musician.

Album Credits

Sound/Recording Engineer: Eric Patterson

Mixing/Mastering: Kirk MacLane

Album Artwork: Miss Leo, Nikki Kaminski, Chuck Harris

Photography: Jenna Fuentes

Desert Queen      4:37

     Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/background vocals - Scott Conroy; pedal steel guitar - Brenneth Stevens

Sparrow              3:52

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/background vocals - Scott Conroy

I've Endured        3:05

Written by Ola Belle Reed. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle - Scott Marlin; upright bass/background vocals - Scott Conroy; mandolin - Andy O'Brien

Still Searching      3:43

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/banjo/background vocals - Scott Conroy; mandolin - Andy O'Brien

All I Need             5:26

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/fiddle/background vocals - Scott Conroy

High Country Love Song        3:58

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle - Scott Marlin; upright bass - Scott Conroy; pedal steel guitar - Brenneth Stevens

Wildflowers          3:43

Written by Dolly Parton. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle - Scott Marlin; upright bass - Scott Conroy; mandolin - Andy O'Brien

Ode to the Sea     3:01

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/background vocals - Scott Conroy; mandolin - Andy O'Brien

Belong                 5:23

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/mandolin/background vocals - Scott Conroy

Don't let Love Pass You By       4:12

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; violin - Scott Marlin; upright bass - Scott Conroy

Down by the Fireside   3:17

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/banjo/background vocals - Scott Conroy

Get Your Way       4:09

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle - Scott Marlin; upright bass/mandolin/background vocals - Scott Conroy

Darlin Boy            4:56

Written by Miss Leo. Guitar/lead vocals - Miss Leo; fiddle/harmonica/background vocals - Scott Marlin; upright bass/mandolin/background vocals - Scott Conroy; dog howling - Chucho

Thank You

Thank you so much to all the Kickstarter contributors who made this album possible. Thank you to Scott & Scott for being willing to come along on this crazy ride with me. Thank you to my husband Mitch for supporting me through thick and thin. Thanks to my parents for encouraging my love of music. Thanks to ASAP Reprographics and the Marlin family. Thank you all my awesome friends and family that listen & share my songs and come to my shows. Thank you Eric Patterson and Kirk MacLane for your great work. To be continued...

In loving memory of Chucho, the best dog in the world; 6/20/2008 - 3/3/2021