Open Mic Night feat. Leon J

Live from the Sonoma Tavern Stage - Hosted by Matt

Open Mic Night feat. Leon J

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7:30 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sonoma

Sonoma, CA


Open Mic Night feat. Leon J
Open Mic Night feat. Leon J
Musicians, comedians, poets and story-tellers -- show us what you got! -- Open Mic is all ages and Free! -- Hosted by Matt Piazza

"From early in Leon's youth he was immersed in music. Traveling in his parents gospel tour bus as a child he performed his first vocal performance at age 4. "The Music is inside and it's got to come out" you'll here him say, and nearly 4 decades later that music is still coming out and in a big way.

Inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame TM. National Heritage Foundation - 2011, as both Ambassador to the Blues and Great Blues Artist Arizona.

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 live performances. He has a reputation for uncommonly entertaining and engaging performances with his story telling & moving the music and set lists when the energy from his audience joins with his music.

Leon’s storytelling, & knowledge of the early bluesmen and their styles, and the
effect it has to this day on most of our popular music, takes you on a special
journey thru time.

When asked about his musical performances mixing both original music with
interpretive songs, he replies “ If I had to be completely truthful, I don’t view any
song I perform as a cover song. Simply because I didn’t write the song,
does not make my performance of it any less an original expression.” This
originality element and his ability to cross genre’s with this type of expression
plays a key role in Leon’s music, and is one of the huge draws for his fans!
“Original expression from the early legends of the blues when covering
another’s song, is one of the things I love most about the blues… and now my
musical ride often takes me on a similar journey…. whether that be thru
“Muddy Waters”, aboard a “Zeppelin”, as a balladeer, or by moving my
energy into a great acoustic Jam Band type sound.. It’s all good” he smiles.

A true musical artist - creative - passionate & extremely talented... Leon J's performance is a show you don't want to miss."
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sonoma
691 Broadway
Sonoma, CA, 95476