Leslie Clark has been writing songs since the age of 8 because of an early misconception - that to sing a song written by another was plagarism.
Eight years of vocal study with noted teacher Stephen Kemalyan and classical guitar study with David Grimes polished her technical skills. When she was 18, songwriter Mort Garson ("Our Day Will Come") chose her as his lyricist. Although no hits resulted, she learned much from her seasoned collaborator and after a few years, struck out on her own.
The next two decades included New York, Japan, England, Thailand, Paris, and finally Orange County to coffee house gigs, two marriages, a number of romances, and a lot of songs.
After visiting the great saint Sai Baba of India in 1996, Leslie decided that her days of what she calls "boo hoo my boyfriend is gone" songwriting were over. "The world needed light and as a musician I figured it was my job to help raise the wattage," she says.
On a second trip to Sai Baba's ashram in 1999 Leslie met Oregon resident Steve Morgan. After a long distance courtship, Leslie moved to Southern Oregon and the two were married on 1/1/01.
In Y2K, she produced "Light," a CD intended to bridge the gap between all religions to share the one Love that is universal. In 2001, after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, she and her husband produced the single, "The Sky Was Full of Angels," a song that makes a compelling case for love and compassion as the only final solution to violence.