Award-winning LeeLee Robert grew up in Arizona where her favorite child’s play was singing three-part harmony with her brother and sister. She picked up the guitar at age 12, wrote her first song at 14 and started her professional career at 16 when she won first prize at the Arizona Teenage Fair. She was given $50, a recording contract, and a one-week stint at the Shrunken Head Coffeehouse. A graduate of Arizona State University with an emphasis in performing arts, over decades in the music business, she eventually worked her way up to singing regularly with a thirteen-piece orchestra at the renowned Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Singer, Songwriter, speaker and author, she later joined her father, Cavett Robert (Founder of the National Speakers Association) in public speaking by combining public speaking with original music. She has performed across the U.S., England, Finland, Germany, and New Zealand for audiences as large as 25,000 people.
LeeLee’s love of the Western landscape inspires much of her music and after releasing “Jewel of the West, she was awarded Best Western Album of the Year by The Academy of Western Artists. LeeLee is known for her original “Cowgirl Jazz” music style that combines the colors and textures of jazz and blues with the lyric strengths of Western Music about landscape, laughter, and love. She is also known for her outstanding ability to connect with an audience through her humor and storytelling.
Currently she is working on “Swing Set,” a new Western Swing Album due to come out in the Fall of 2018. Repeating the successful collaboration with Music Producer Marvin O’Dell and Bryan Kubin at Kube Studio in Mesa, AZ, she recently returned from a successful trip to Nashville, Tennessee where three top Nashville musicians added their solo magic to the album: Stuart Duncan on fiddle; Rory Hoffman on guitar, accordion, harmonica and piano; and Doug Jernigan on pedal steel.
LeeLee and her husband, Rick, split their time between Paradise Valley, Arizona and Jackson Hole, Wyoming where LeeLee loves to write about, talk about, sing about, and walk about in the great landscapes of the American West.