Hailed by Rolling Stone for their “celebratory mix of sharp storytelling and fist-pumping rock & roll swagger,” Andrew Leahey & the Homestead are modern-day torchbearers of a genre championed by icons like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen. It’s an anthemic sound, grounded in electric guitars and uplifted by vocal harmonies, pop hooks, and a palpable appreciation for the band’s heartland heroes. Thanks to radio singles like “Little in Love” (from 2016’s Skyline in Central Time) and “Start the Dance” (from 2019’s Airwaves), it’s also a sound that’s taken Leahey around the world, from sold-out shows in Norway and Mexico to an ongoing string of cross-country American tours. Proudly independent since the band’s inception, Andrew Leahey & the Homestead have chased down major-label-sized success on their owns terms, without sacrificing control of their business.
In addition to being an acclaimed frontman, the Nashville-based Leahey is also a sought-after lead guitarist who regularly tours with Elizabeth Cook and has backed Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb, and Will Hoge, all while maintaining an award-winning career as a music journalist.