About Les Hatley
Les has been in love with playing music for most of his life. His playing has ranged from R&B to contemporary gospel to contemporary folk to rock to blues. The Washington Area Music Association has honored him with Wammie nominations for his work with his beloved contemporary gospel group called Seneca, for his work as a contemporary folk instrumentalist and as a member of Murray, Crump & Hatley.
He has been fortunate to play venues ranging from local bars to the White House. He has shared stages with local heroes to acts ranging from Steppenwolf to the Coasters.
For many years Les’s recordings have been made either as a member of a group or to simply add some guitar to someone else’s CD. Second Chair is his first solo effort. Nothing on this album can be readily classified by any particular genre … the album reflects a lifetime of many influences. The music comes from writing and playing directly from his own heart rather than playing what somebody else wrote.