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​​Lydaco Music & Booking

About

 

Lydaco Music & Booking sprang from my life-long passion for music, appreciation for the craft of songwriting and a desire to make a positive difference in the world through music and art. Bringing neighbors, friends, and families together around shared musical experiences in intimate settings, are opportunities for us to strengthen and build relationships and create vibrant arts communities, while supporting independent artists/singer-songwriters. 


Lydaco Music was established in 2012 and has served as a diverse platform for my music projects. Since I started my business, I have presented 15 listening room shows and 5 songwriting workshops by some great songwriting teachers, including Buddy Mondlock, Melissa Greener, Owen Temple and Dave Issacs, the Nashville Guitar Guru. I also have enjoyed promoting the artists that I work with and of whom I am a fan when they play shows in my home state, as well as the listening rooms in our state.


I first embarked upon the idea of learning to be a booking agent after meeting John Batdorf at a house concert in 2012. I began assisting John in block booking his Missouri/midwest tours twice a year. My interest was peaked and I sought out opportunities to consult with some highly skilled and successful agents who were generous with advice and professional consultation, including John Laird, Renee Gebhardt, Sara Vale and Val Denn. Over the years, I expanded my work and relationships with additional artists and venues nationally. In 2021, I worked for five months with Fleming Artists, where I gained additional experience in professional booking, worked alongside some great new friends and colleagues and represented top-notch artists.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of booking dates (and some tours) for many notable artists, including Adler & Hearne, John Batdorf, Ben Bedford, Birds of Chicago, Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt, Jeff Campbell, Korby Lenker, Melissa Greener, Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, Kelley Mickwee, Kira Small, Michelle Lewis, Owen Temple, Neptune's Car, Steff Mahan, Rod Picott, Mark Stuart, The Honey Dewdrops, These Fine Moments and Wild Ponies.  


Currently, I am kicking off 2022 with a roster of artists who I feel are a unique and authentic representation of some of the finest original Americana, Folk, Rock, & Roots songwriters and performers out there! They are also among the nicest humans you could ever meet!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

​Vicki ​Leighty


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