Estuary: an artist/mother story, is a musical exploration of the challenges and unanticipated realities of being an artist and a new parent, made in collaboration with critically acclaimed director Joanna Settle. The nascence of the piece began soon after Leonhart’s son was born. The singer navigates the changes in her artistic work, her relationship with her husband and the new insane world of everything “baby” with equal parts humor and heartache. Leonhart is unflinching in her candor as she sings about conflict, loneliness and the anger that accompany the mother/artist collision. The show features original music by Leonhart and musical director Michael Leonhart, performed by an all-female band including Pauline Kim, Eleonore Oppenheim and Sara Budde.