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Joe Leonard

The story book of Joe Leonard a troubled teen. I started playing music (Bass) in the living room with my Dad the Late Ernest Leonard Sr. at the age of 4. Played all through my teenage years in the church as bassist and back up keyboard player, Drums and piddling on the guitar. Moved to Detroit in the mid-80's and started to hangut with some of the greatest musicians on the planet in my mind anyway. I learned frm watching and being in stage with organist Ben Baber, Ronny Sandelin, Rosevelt Leaks and Kicker Womack ( Bobby Womack brother). Started my own band called Unfinished Business and rehearsed 3 times a week for 4 months and came out and played all over Detroit for a couple years and thn the band broke up. Moved to Texa in 94' and played with several bands as a keyboard player, started learning the guitar and took a liking to it so i really put in some time to lern it. I was told by a local musician that i had played keyboards for which i wont incriminate that i would never be a guitar player or singer and i should leave that to him. Well i started hanging out with some of the local bands here going to jam sessions sitting in and i ran into a guy by the name of Mark May. Mark ws a big inspiration in my endeavor t start playing guitar and singing and I have kept pushing forward. I owe a lot to r. May for pushing me and even come by my home to show me things relatd to what he does on guitar. Since i have come to a spot in my lif now to where it is time to let the people of the world hear what i have to offer. I ran into a guy in guitar center named Alan James (My Bass PLayer form New York) which is also my business partner and we started the band Joe Leonard & The Southern Soul Band. Our first release is Money Lovin Woman and more to come by end of September. I have 2 lovely ladies for backup or lead which they both out sings me. Talented Drummer and Keyboard player, its a life long dream coming true. We have shared the stage with Billy Soul Bonds from Malaco Records, Andre Lee, Bobby Rush, Kenny Wayne and a host of others and looking fr more to come in the near future. Thx for reading my history and look for us we are coming out. Joe Leonard