Piper’s sound has the bluesy, gravel-gargled and earthy feel of Susan Tedeschi or Janis Joplin, while also capturing the emotion and musical adventurism of fellow genre-hopping artist, Eva Cassidy. She is at one moment an explosive force and, the next moment, a smoky chanteuse.
Piper has performed in Wichita KS’s esteemed Orpheum Theatre, The Cabaret Old Town Theatre, The Rodeo Club (opening for Phil Vassar) and The Cotillion Ballroom (opening for Jo Bonomossa). In July 2001, she was invited to perform in Ireland with Irish singer/guitarist, Gerry O’Beirne. She recorded a show for National Public Radio at Manheim Steamroller’s Omaha NE recording complex, Studio B, in January 2003. The show debuted on Tom May’s NPR program, River City Folk, later that year. Piper has independently released two CDs, “A Night at the Cabaret: The Soul of Eva Cassidy,” and her self-titled, “Piper Leigh,” an original album.