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Cool News: #MatchBackerMonday 


Hey, everybody, hope y'all are doing great, & had a good weekend. I have some really cool news to share with y'all about the Kickstarter... 

My cousin Lynn has offered to match backers’ donations up to $1000 today, so if you’ve been waiting to back the campaign, today would be a great day to do it, as all donations count for more! 

Lynn just got married last weekend, & now currently holds the title of #1 all-time cousin. Congrats, Lynn & Terry, & THANK YOU for your kindness & generosity. . 

Thanks to…

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'Music City Joke' Kickstarter Campaign is LIVE 

The time has finally come...the 'Music City Joke' Kickstarter campaign is LIVE! 

Click here to check out the full story, video, and all the great rewards–from digital downloads to autographed CDs to a full blown Carolina BBQ with full band concert! Man, I'd love to come play for you and some of your friends to celebrate this whole thing. Maybe a group of y'all wanna go in together on that. 

I'm grateful to all of you who've reached out about how you can help support me and help get my music out there to more…

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Kickstarter Update 

I know I’ve been saying the Kickstarter would be live this week, but we hit a bump in the road, had to change a tire, and now that we’re rolling again, we have a confirmed launch date: the Kickstarter will officially launch next TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20!

I am really pumped to get this thing cranking as we gear up for the release of the new record. 

And I am so happy & humbled that some of y’all are joining me on this journey. It means the world to me.  

I’ll be posting the link to the campaign, plus a flood of…

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'Music City Joke' Listening Party Sun Oct 11 

Hope y’all can join me tonight on Zoom for the 'Music City Joke' listening party! I'm so excited for you to hear this album and be a part of all that's in the works for it–tonight’s party, the Kickstarter campaign, and a lot more to come. 

I’ve always put everything I’ve had into the creative side of my albums, but this time I'm doing even more to get the music out there, and I’m hoping that a lot of you who have been on this journey with me since the beginning will be excited about lending a hand to help…

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Splintered from the foundations of The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, and John Prine, Nashville-based Mac Leaphart is an artist who puts the song first. A 2018 winner of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition, Leaphart tends keep his live performances on the rough side, mixing witty and heartfelt lyrics with an austere backdrop of guitar, bass and drums.

Leaphart’s live sound was developed over years of playing in bars around the Southeast; the kind of honky tonks and dives where if the crowd gets bored, bands don’t get asked back. He's sweated through his share of marathon sets, often performing over three hours without a break. Along the way, he's shared the stage with some of his biggest influences, as well as some contemporary troubadours, including Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, and Ryan Bingham.

In 2008, Leaphart released his first solo record, 'Line, Rope, Etc,' which was named one of the best albums of the year by the Charleston City Paper. A few years later, in the fall of 2011, Leaphart was sidelined from performing for six months for medical reasons. The summer of 2012 found him back on the road and on the stage, and in November of that year he moved to Nashville where he hosts a songwriters night called Southpaw Social Club. Leaphart's sophomore album, 'Low in the Saddle, Long in the Tooth' was released in February 2015, followed with 'Lightning Bob,' a five-song EP produced by Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit) in 2018.

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November 3, 2018: Sycamore Creek Concerts
2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners

February 12, 2015: Greenville News
Mac Leaphart weaves life experiences into music

May 20, 2010: Skope Magazine
Mac Leaphart, Line, Rope, Etc.

May 13, 2010: Charleston Scene
Impressive lineup on tap for First Flush Festival

April 2010:
Southern Salt

February 20, 2010: Charleston City Paper
Mac Leaphart and the perfect song

February 10, 2010: Scene SC
Album Review

November 11, 2009: The Gobblers Knob
Mac Leaphart – Line, Rope, Etc.

November 11, 2009: Twangville
Mac Leaphart – Line, Rope, Etc.

Coffee rings on a yellow legal pad. A Martin D-28 leaning on a chair. Pacing, words and phrases tumbling, waiting for the right ones to fall into place. Minutes. Hours. Days. Weeks. On a few occasions, years. Sometimes words on paper never find a melody, passed over, crumpled in a waste basket. Sometimes finished songs never find an audience. Good ones sung over and over, like that song on the record that rarely makes it past the first 30 seconds before you start it over. When a song does reach an audience, and someone reaches back, I am instantly reminded of why I started down this road in the first place.


Low In The Saddle, Long In The Tooth

Mac Leaphart

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Splintered from the foundations of Waylon Jennings, The Rolling Stones, and John Prine, "Low in the Saddle, Long in the Tooth” is an album conceived in the trenches; on the bare- bones, blue-collar battlefield of the music industry: the honky tonks and bars.

Rousing numbers, “The Barrel,” “Ludowici,” and “The Bastards Won,” found a place among honky tonk standards in marathon bar sets before making their way onto a recording. Late night drives and blown chances inspired “Wrong Side of the Wind,” “Leaving Lonesome,” and “Cold Coffee and Yesterday’s News,” a duet with the great Danielle Howle. The songs bring down the tempo and drive the mood into a more introspective frame. “The El Paso Kid” may be the signature song on the record, melding a honky tonk stomp with thoughtful lyrics and a poignant story of hard luck and hope.

Produced and engineered by Mitch Webb at Mantis Studios in North Charleston, Low in the Saddle, Long in the Tooth is the culmination of three years of writing and performing live. The songs have been torn from yellow legal pads and thrown under faded stage lights from Charleston to New Orleans and most spots in between.

Low in the Saddle, Long in the Tooth is slightly irreverent and full of heart and wit. It does not pander to anyone in particular, but strives to make everybody take a little piece for themselves.

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Line, Rope, Etc.

Mac Leaphart

Download 10 songs from the physical CD for free with email.

If you like what you hear, visit to get the entire album with 4 bonus tracks for just $9.99.

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