Leon J

From early in his youth, Leon was immersed in music. Traveling in his parents' gospel tour bus as a child, he performed his first vocal performance at age 4. Leon's vocal prowess and talent are what you first notice when experiencing his music. His soulful vocals, slide and finger style guitar work, and smooth acoustic grooves, are what he is noted for, that as well as his captivating stage presence. He has a reputation for uncommonly entertaining and engaging audiences with his story telling followed by music in the style of the artist he was sharing history and stories about. This approach of his music has garnered him an induction into the National Heritage Foundation Blues Hall of Fame.

 

A true Americana, Blues, Roots & Rock Performer & Historian, Leon has honed his art of the early Delta Blues, & Country Blues masters, through the influence of Eddie ʻSonʼ House a great delta musical icon and the influence to Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and many after him. Son is Leon’s favorite character from that era. Passionate vocals, incredible rhythms, and powerful delivery are synonymous in both men’s musical style. Leon travels widely performing & “edu-taining” his crowds, sharing stories & elements of American Music’s evolution thru multiple genres. Consistently in his performances you will literally “Experience Music” presented tastefully, with traditional elements, incorporated and performed from a modern day approach

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