Singer-Songwriter - Musician - Guitarist


Bruce Koran, Bakersville House Concert Series, 10/4/17

Something REALLY fine!  I received your album [On To Something Fine] today and I must say that it is truly wonderful effort that is beautifully crafted!  ...I’m one of those folks who really appreciate a good  songwriter’s ability to combine great lyrics with an appropriate and memorable melody, and these songs certainly accomplished that!  They are all excellent compositions and they fit your voice perfectly.  

Chris Spector, Midwest Record 9/22/17

Leah Kaufman | On To Something Fine

After making a name for herself and loading up on folkie awards, Kaufman disappeared for a while and relocated from Seattle to Raleigh where she really makes back porch sounds with the locals who aspire to the back 40.  A gentle rain of well wrought folksiness, Kaufman finds her métier in the country where the nearest coffee shop is miles away and the good vibes stretch out like the fields before you.  Delightful singing and playing that can make people that make faces at the mention of folk music stop being so rude.  

Skip Staples, Danbury Songwriter Series, Danbury NC 8/4/19

 Leah Kaufman with her wonderful original songs and stories tonight in Danbury. She even sang one about how we sometimes delude ourselves into thinking we'll leave when the whiskey is gone. Her voice is beautiful and she's a pretty hot guitar player too. Leah has that songwriter's power to make us laugh and cry. Tonight she is doing exactly that here in the town with no stoplights. 


Recent Songwriting Competitions


1st place & Audience Choice Award

Rapunzel's Coffee & Books 16th Annual Songwriting Competition, Lovingston, VA


South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL



Rapunzel's Coffee & Books 16th Annual Songwriting Competition, Lovingston, VA


Inter-Mountain Music Association Songwriting competition - finalist

Songwriters Association of Washington - Honorable Mention

Austin Songwriting Competition - 3rd place

South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting competition - two-time finalist