Poet, Writer, Recording Artist



Leigh Herrick is a poet, writer, and recording artist.  A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she has degrees in English and French from the University of Minnesota, and lived for six months in Switzerland as part of her studies.  Upon graduation, she turned down a request to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue the writing life. 


In 1999 she started on the drumming path and trained for 12 years with Layne Redmond in Middle Eastern frame-drumming, and with Wallace Hill and Chico Perez in Afro-Caribbean conga drumming.  At last count she has 11 drums, and often brings her knowledge of rhythm and drum spirit into her poetic and recorded works. 


When she isn't writing or recording, she is taking photos, working on her children's books, or tending her edible yard with her family and their beloved dog, Checkers.        








CD Baby -- http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LeighHerrick Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/Radio-Leigh-458142440985884/ SoundCloud -- https://soundcloud.com/stream Twitter -- https://twitter.com/LeighHerrick YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/user/LeighHerrickPoetry/videos?sort=dd&live_view=500&flow=grid&view=0