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Leon Redbone

Born: August 26, 1949    Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone is a noted American guitarist and singer, known for his stylized performances of early jazz and blues songs.

Redbone usually performs old and often largely unknown songs from vaudeville and minstrel shows of the 1910s and '20s. He sings with a full, expressive baritone, often mumbling incoherently or yodelling. His guitar technique is excellent, with a quick, jaunty bounce.

Early Career

Leon Redbone first became known as a performer in the early 1970s in the Toronto area, playing in clubs, and hanging around the university. After meeting Bob Dylan at the Mariposa Folk Festival, Dylan became impressed with Redbone's talent and mentioned him in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Redbone himself was profiled in Rolling Stone before ever releasing an album....
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1976 - On The Track 1977 - Double Time 1978 - Champagne Charlie 1981 - Branch To Branch 1985 - Red To Blue 1985 - Leon Redbone Live 1987 - Christmas Island 1988 - No Regrets 1991 - Sugar 1992 - Up A Lazy River 1994 - Whistlin' In The Wind 1994 - Live! 1999 - Live And Kickin' 2001 - Anytime

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