Allora Leonard is a seventeen year old singer/songwriter born and raised on a ranch in south Texas. Her deep soulful vocals are a unique blend of pure country and blues. Combining her love of legendary Texas swing and classic country into a fresh, current sound has created a style that resonates with many generations. A true country girl, when Allora is not singing you can find her competing in reined cowhorse and ranch horse versatility events. In 2021 she was named National and Reserve World Champion. 2022 has started off with her winning the Ft. Worth Stockshow Championship. In the fall, her love for the outdoors and wildlife lead her to early morning hunts with her dad in Texas and Colorado.
Old Soul Girl, Allora's first EP, was cut in Nashville at the famed Dark Horse Studio in August 2020. She was blessed to colaborate with Grammy award winning producer, Casey Wasner, and Showdog - Universal Music recording artist, JT Hodges, for this project. She stepped into the studio again in November of 2021 to record her second EP. This time she teamed with Arlyn sudios in Austin, TX. Her producers, Bo De Pena and Gus Alvarado are both south Texas natives that have strong roots in western swing and red dirt country. The first release from that project is a biographical song about growing up and leaving home, titled San Antone. All of the songs on both albums were written or co-written by Allora with the exception of one cover. Allora's writing showcases her wide range of musical influence with songs ranging from upbeat 90's style country to soulful blues ballads.
As a songwriter, Allora has been inspired in many ways by a family member that had great success in writing country music. Royce Porter wrote many hits for such artists as George Strait, Keith Whitley, Tanya Tucker, Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney. Allora appreciates his storytelling style and finds that she tends to follow that same pattern. She loves paying tribute to him by covering some of his tunes, such as Ocean Front Property, in her live performances.
With over 150 performances completed in 2021 her schedule is quickly filling in 2022. Allora is gracing stages from Texas to Colorado. The Texas music industry has embraced Allora naming her one of the Top 10 Fresh Faces in Texas Regional Radio. Lots of creative energy is surrounding this young artist as she has her sights set on a bright future.