Leon Majcen is a folk-rock singer/songwriter currently based in New York City with diverse influences that span folk, blues and country as well as alternative rock. His distinctive vocal tone, dynamic guitar playing, and a lyrical depth beyond his years deliver fresh appeal with an energetic twist to the Folk/Americana scene.
Born in Prague in 1999 to Bosnian immigrants who moved to the U.S. when he was two years old, Leon was raised near the sandy beaches of Clearwater, FL. His early experiments in songwriting came following the gift of his first guitar at the age of nine and were inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of his hometown paradise.
His exposure to live music as well as classical, folk, and rock genres throughout his childhood continued to shape his style which is now largely influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash, as well as the writings of Charles Bukowski. He quickly developed a love for songwriting nurtured by a music-loving family, and started playing open mic nights at local coffee shops. As he developed his artistry, he began to play in front of larger audiences at notable Tampa Bay venues like Straz Center, Raymond James Stadium, and listening rooms The Attic at Rock Brothers and The Hideaway Cafe.
After his first single, “Love and Misery”, was released in 2016, it went into rotation on SiriusXM’s The Coffee House channel and quickly racked up over 300,000 plays on Spotify, fueling the release of the “Love & Misery” EP in 2017. He moved to NYC in the fall 2018 shortly after releasing his full-length album, NUMB, and continues to play at venues across the East Coast of the United States.