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Meet Renee Leavitt from Woburn

Renee is a Master’s Progam student at Boston University, where she dreams of becoming a professor. But, perhaps, bigger than that dream, is her dream of keeping her music alive. She writes, performs, and records her music when not hitting the books.

This hard working singer/songwriter was bitten by the showbiz bug early in life from her father, who is also an entertainer. Music was always a big part of her life, and by her early teens, Leavitt was writing her own songs.

Renee’s new release is available on most streaming platforms.  She describes “Bigger Than Your Dreams” as “a self reflection on my journey as a singer/songwriter and whether I’m going to let my good memories of being younger hold me back, or whether I can push forward and become something big, while still having those good moments from my youth. ”

Push Play for Renee

Take a listen to Renee’s original song,  “Bigger Than Your Dreams” here:

 

Learn about Leavitt 

  • From: Woburn MA
  • Now lives in: Woburn MA
  • Current single: “Bigger than your Dreams”
  • What lead you to music: I grew up watching my dad as an entertainer and knew that music was a passion of mine. I took music and incorporated it into my every day, singing along to Toby Keith and Alan Jackson in the car. As I got older and more mature, I decided I wanted to be like my favorite artists, so I wrote my first song at 13 and progressed from there, now having 15 songs!
  • How old when you started: 3 y.o. for singing, 13 y.o. for writing
  • First country song you learned: “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
  • Instruments played: mainly a vocalist, but I dabble with the guitar, flute, and keyboard.
  • How would you describe your sound: Country rock twang, a combination of Chris Stapleton, late 2000s Taylor Swift, and Toby Keith.
  • Who inspires you: My musical inspirations are Karen Carpenter, Toby Keith, and Taylor Swift. My non-musical inspirations are my parents, my brother, and my strong grandmothers.
  • Dream duet partner: Miley Cyrus
  • All- time favorite country song: “As She’s Walking Away” by Zac Brown Band
  • First country concert: Toby Keith
  • What songs do you like now on Country 1025: “Til There’s Nothing Left” by Cam
  • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I can’t imagine not being a musician.
  • Day Job: I am a masters program student at Boston University in hopes of becoming a professor.
  • Most proud moment: Singing on stage with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Boarding House Park in Lowell to the song I was named after, “Walk Away Renee”
  • A crazy thing that happened in your music career: Got over 5000 streams on my most recent single, “Bigger Than Your Dreams,” on Spotify
  • Other things you like to do: I enjoy working out, walking my dog, and being with my loved ones.
  • 3 Fun facts:  1. I coach a high school ski team in the winter. 2. I have been to 14 different countries. 3. I have run a half marathon before.
  • Mantra:  Everybody needs a little love in their life.

 

 

Renee on the Road

  • August 22– Leather City Common, Peabody, MA 6-8pm
  • August 31- The Music Room, Yarmouth, MA (time TBD)
  • October 2- Library Park, Woburn, MA 4-5pm

 

Looking For Leavitt

  

Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

*Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing: carolyn.kruse@bbgi.com

 

 

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