Connor Leimer is a Nashville-based musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Within a few short years, he went from practicing guitar in a Kansas City suburb to staging an innovative D.I.Y. “dorm room tour” and recording his 2018 debut single "Brooklyn" alongside GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Matt Rollings. Mixed by Michael H. Brauer (Coldplay, Tom Odell, James Bay) at Electric Lady Studios in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the singer and songwriter possesses a distinct and dynamic perspective rooted in extensive musical and pop culture reverence.
The artist grabbed the attention of the fashion industry over the past few years too. Connor was styled by Billy Reid at one of his fashion shows at New York Fashion Week in 2016 and continued to perform live across the US. He has collaborated with acclaimed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort and his son filmmaker Warren Elgort; who directed and produced videos for “Brooklyn" and "In New York, at 22". Connor's current releases both feature album cover portraits by prominent fashion photographer Alexei Hay with creative direction by New York stylist John Tan.
After a chance meeting with Josh Rouse, the two joined together in early 2019 to write and record a new collection of songs. Released in autumn, "Mouth Words" formed in Nashville but grabbed several bites of inspiration from the big Apple. Produced by Rouse, with overdubs by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Daniel Tashian, the EP saw Connor fronting a raw trio of just a bass player and drummer while taking his guitar work into his own hands. Sprinkled with delicate piano fills and sophisticated lyrics, the effort further showcases Connor’s savvy in creating long besotted musical works.
Sept 14 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (stage 1)
July 5 - New York, NY - The Bowery Electric
Dec 21 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
July 6 - Kansas City, MO - miniBar
May 26 - New York, NY - Sofar Sounds HQ (Chinatown)
May 9 - Nashville, TN - The End
Mar 11 - Kansas City, MO - Sofar Sounds (w/ The Greeting Committee)
Oct 1 - New York, NY - Happy Ending NYC (Broome St.)
May 7 - Kansas City, MO - Middle of the Map Fest
May 5 - Nashville, TN - Bluebird Cafe
April 23 - Denver, Co - Dorm Room Tour pt. II
April 22 - Fort Collins, CO - Dorm Room Tour pt. II
April 21 - Boulder, CO - Dorm Room Tour pt. II
April 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Ground Zero at USC
April 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
April 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Grammy Museum "Backstage Pass"
Mar 7 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge (BMI 8 off 8th)
Feb 5 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Nov 21 - Kansas City, MO - Recordbar w/ The Royal Concept
Dorm Room Tour
Oct 16 - Lawrence, KS - University of Kansas
Oct 15 - Fayetteville, AR - University of Arkansas
Oct 14 - St. Louis, MO - St. Louis University
Oct 11 - Chicago, IL - Loyola University
Oct 10 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
Oct 9 - Springfield, OH - Wittenberg University
Oct 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - University of Pittsburgh
Oct 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Secret Show* [Doylestown}
Oct 5 - Boston, MA - Boston College
Oct 4 - Boston, MA - Berklee College of Music
Oct 3 - New York, NY (Secret Show*) Spring St. & 6th Ave.
Oct 1 - New York, NY w/ Del Water Gap (NYU) in Hells Kitchen
Sept 30 - Washington, D.C. (Secret Show* in Adams Morgan)
Sept 29 - Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University
Sept 27 - Greensboro, NC - Guilford College
Sept 26 - Chapel Hill, NC - UNC at Chapel Hill
Sept 25 - Nashville, TN - Belmont University
Dorm Room Tour