Emmy Award-winning journalist and World Music Composer Bill Leslie's seven albums are best-sellers on the World Music charts. His Blue Ridge Reunion CD charted at No. One in 2008. Bill has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, John Tesh, etc., and famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma praised Bill as “one of the greats in modern Celtic music.” Critics call Bill’s music “tranquil yet exhilarating, stunningly beautiful, and full of joy and peace.” Compositions have a highly melodic Folk and Celtic core, taking listeners on a powerful emotional journey.
Bill Leslie has performed on CBS's top ranked local affiliate WRAL in Raleigh, NC and WUNC TV, and has performed live with the North Carolina Symphony, John Tesh and the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra.
Attacoa is the Native American name for Table Rock rising up over the Linville Gorge in Western North Carolina. It was a mystic altar for sacred ceremonies. Night crickets open this sentimental, mystical & haunting track. Sunset, open prairies, blue skies. Crystal clear innocence, longing, yearning, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Blue Ridge Reunion is the name of a coffee table book and CD I put together in 2008 to honor my late father, a brilliant watercolorist who captured on canvas the mountain majesty of North Carolina. We had a reunion of spirits in the mountains where I wrote both the book and songs for the album. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Inspired by my memories of growing up in the foothills of North Carolina with a father as a watercolorist and a mother as an exquisite gardener. These were sweet days of open doors, friendly neighbors & joyful laughter & lemonade on the lawn. Tranquility beauty blue skies, a pioneering spirit. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
This song was inspired by the wild and rugged beauty of Linville Gorge. This is North Carolina's version of the Grand Canyon. My family has hiked this demanding terrain for six generations dating back to before the Revolutionary War. The scenery is stunningly beautiful but truly a wilderness. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Gorgeous ensemble tune inspired by the stunning beauty of Montreat in the mountains of North Carolina. Song begins with rush of waterfall and piano solo then picks up momentum with stirring Celtic whistle lead. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Glorious melody and orchestral arrangement inspired by the Moravian settlement in North Carolina in the 18th and 19th centuries - known today as Old Salem. Elegant, tender, emotional Chamber Music. Flowing, heavenly, graceful and quaint. Sparkling, vibrant and touching. Majestic and inspirational. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Gentle ocean waves mark the start of a beautiful instrumental inspired by the Outer Banks island and village of Ocracoke on the North Carolina coast. Inspirational, New Age healing music, travel stories, with hints of romance. Wandering along the shore, sweet memories, tender reunions, love story. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Symphony of ticking clocks evolves into an Irish air of gentle and melodic beauty before transitioning into a perky orchestral finish. Song was inspired by Bill Leslie's ancestral home in NC dating back before the Revolutionary War. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Swan Ponds is an ancestral home in the North Carolina mountains covering 77 acres of beautiful farmland and an 1848 Greek Revival home. The home is located near the Catawba River and has been in the Avery family since just after the Revolutionary War. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Sweet and gorgeous melody written in anticipation of a child's December birth. Pastoral and haunting flute and violin tune transitions into fiery fiddle solo at the time. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Wintercolors is about the beauty an artist sees in the coldest season of the year. My father was a watercolorist who made the wintry landscape of the North Carolina come alive with robust hues. The song is taken from my musical and literary tribute to my dad, William A. Leslie. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral