Hailing from the mountains of East Tennessee, Alex Leach is the sound of a new generation. His "New Traditional" style brings the respect, honor, and feel from music of the "good ol' days" and mixes it with an updated twist.
Alex is no stranger to the world of music. At just 30 years of age, he has already been in the business for over 2 decades. From the age of nine, Alex has been a fixture in the Bluegrass realm. He got his start with a local roots radio station, WDVX, based out of Clinton, TN. One evening, his grandfather took him to meet the men responsible for the station, and a lifelong friendship and partnership began. News quickly spread of the charming 9 year old radio DJ, and Alex was sought after by many national and international news organizations. A two time SPBGMA "DJ of the Year" by the time he was 15, a young Alex was featured on CMT's "Big Ticket," the BBC, and Peter Jennings' "ABC World News Tonight." This February (2019) marked 20 years of Alex sending good, ole traditional bluegrass music through the airwaves at WDVX. Catch his show, the Bluegrass Spayshul, every Tuesday night from 7:00-10:00PM EST at www.wdvx.com.
After years of traveling with his grandfather to festival after festival and countless hours of learning how to play just about every stringed instrument there is, 19 year old Alex began working with bluegrass legend, Larry Gillis as a member of His Hard-Driving Bluegrass Band. He traveled the long roads and had many adventures with the group. It was during this time that he wrote his hit, "Mountain Heartache" with then-bass player Rafe Waters. This song has gone on to be played and recorded by bands worldwide.
After five years with Larry Gillis, Alex was offered a once-in-a-lifetime position with The Clinch Mountain Boys, now being led by Ralph Stanley II, son of the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley. In April 2014, Alex was given the opportunity to play on the Grand Ole Opry with Dr. Ralph, himself. Over the course of the next seven years, Alex toured all over the country with Ralph II and the Boys and enjoyed his time with the band tremendously.
Upon turning 30, Alex decided it was time to leave the "side-man" title behind and pursue his life-long dream of being the one standing center stage.
"This is a venture that I've been looking forward to all my life. I am so excited for the public to hear what I have been working so hard on."
In recent months, Alex has been featured in magazines like Bluegrass Unlimited, on TV programs such as The Bluegrass Trail (RFD-TV), and on radio programs such as "Hand Picked with Del" on Sirius XM's "Bluegrass Junction."
With influences ranging from The Stanley Brothers to The Beach Boys, and Curtis Mayfield to Porter Wagoner, Alex Leach's music is sure to delight, inspire, and get you out of your seat. As Alex dives head first into his third decade of life and music, he is looking forward to new collaborations, new material, and new adventures.