Leah Blevins stopped by the American Songwriter office during AmericanaFest to perform one of her tunes, a plaintive country-folk number called “Beautiful Disaster.”
A native of Sandy Hook, Kentucky (the hometown of Keith Whitley), Blevins has been kicking around Nashville for about six years now, most recently having released an EP called Walk Home (hear its title track here).
The as-yet-unreleased “Beautiful Disaster” unfolds over gently fingerpicked acoustic guitar and traces the long, slow fade of a romantic affair.
Of the tune, Blevins said, “Love is the greatest contender in this existence and it can also be a great test. This song is about someone else’s loss and I was so moved that I had to tell it in my own way for the fella that lost the love of his lady. The beauty about love is that wherever it leaves you, you will be found again.”
The session was sponsored by D’addario Strings. The video was shot and edited by Josh Kranich. Steve Martin recorded and edited the audio.