How Sweet It Is

Steve Leslie Vocal, Guitar + Piano & Vocal

Nashville-based Steve Leslie is an awarded singer/songwriter/guitarist.  With “How Sweet It Is”, he turns his warm baritone & consummate guitar playing to the music of James Taylor, one of his most influential favorites.

Steve’s songs have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, George Strait, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, Neal McCoy, Darius Rucker, and others.

He won the Grammy award for penning the title cut for Ricky Skaggs’ 2004 Best Bluegrass Album.

Steve has played the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and can be seen regularly at the world famous Bluebird Cafe.


I’ve enjoyed this show as much as any James Taylor concert I’ve ever seen!” — Craig & Corkie, Nashville, TN
What a great evening! We knew the words to every song! Bravo, Steve!” — Ralph & Sue, Raleigh, SC
Steve’s vocal delivery and guitar playing are spot on! And what a band! ” — Lenny, Atlantic City, NJ


Program Highlights

  • Shower The People

  • Walkin’ Man

  • Line ‘Em Up

  • Mexico

  • Copperline

  • Secret of Life

  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

  • Sweet Baby James

  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

  • Country Road

  • Fire And Rain

  • You’ve Got A Friend

  • Carolina In My Mind

  • Up On The Roof

Tech Overview

  • Sound: House Sound w/ local tech to run sound
  • Piano: Grand piano tuned the day of the performance
  • Lights: Best available w/ local tech to run lights
  • Hospitality: Light Hospitality