Leopold And His Fiction Details
Leopold And His Fiction
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Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and his Fiction. Led by Detroit native Daniel James (lead vocal/guitar), their essential make up sprouted from collaborations made on the road in the whirlwind cycle of touring. From San Francisco to LA to Austin various musical adventures had come and gone, until James found a common vision in the musicians he’d met along the way.
Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel James to exercise his virtues gained from years in Detroit, the seminal force of Leopold and his Fiction is the catalyst for soul-drenched, bare-bones rock ‘n’ roll that shakes with the power of ’73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown.
James balanced this raw, naïve energy by becoming a founding member of alt-country folk rock act Cowboy and Indian, enjoying a successful run playing festivals including Austin City Limits and recording a full-length album. “Vocal harmony and traditional folk is one side of me,” says James, “but I need to release this direct surge of energy.” Composed and redefined on and off stage, Leopold and his Fiction is a beast in all its glory when plugged into their amplifiers and fully cranked. It’s as if they, themselves, are connected directly into an electric socket.