Abbigale Dawn and The Neighborhood of Makebelieve is a jazz influenced group of musicians located in Norman, OK. Members include: Johnny Carlton, Kyle Reid, Kiel Dehnert, David Leach, Lenny Miller, and Abbigale Dawn.
Kyle Reid of “”Kyle Reid and The Low Swinging Chariots”” has been a house name in Norman for years, along with David Leach, who has toured and recorded with countless musicians, such as songwriter John Fullbright. Both Kyle and Dave’s songwriting abilities take a backseat for this particular project, however, where Abbigale Dawn steps up to the limelight, putting her nine years of practice to use and composing every original the band performs. Kiel Dehnert of “”Harumph”” lends his sharp percussionist abilities to the group, keeping their jazzy/folk/americana blends delicious in both tempo and texture. Additionally, Lenny Miller of Miami University knits the tunes together with clarinet, while simultaneously pursuing her masters in clarinet performance at OU.