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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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Albums

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Flying By
Timewarp Music
2014
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October 26, 1992: The Olympia Theater, Paris France [LIVE]
October 26, 1992: The...
Rounder Records
2005
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Live - October 26,...
Timewarp Music
2005
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Any Time
Timewarp Music
2001
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Love Letters In The...
Timewarp Music
1994
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Sugar
Timewarp Music
1990
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