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Mike Lennon

Mike Lennon is a musician living and working in Phoenix Arizona.Mike was born in Brooklyn New York on July 15 1961 and grew up in Floral Park N.Y. A town on the Queens-Nassau border, real close to Belmont Park.He began playing guitar in his teens and his first band was The Cross-Tie Walkers.In 1984 Mike started playing in Greenwich Village as a solo at Mill's Tavern,The Back Fence and the Bitter End. Some of the musicians he played with were Marc West.Kenny Gwyn.Doc Hilife,Benny Landa,Jon Rhodes, Shane Granger and John Cisco.He also had the oppurtunity of playing and hanging with Jaco Pastorius,Paul Butterfield and Gene Clark when he was in town.In 1987 Mike formed The Bumpkyns with Benny Landa lead Guitar John Cisco Bass and Dug Rock Drums. They played The Bitter End and O'lunneys Country Music City in Manhatten and recorded an album of originals and C&W standards in Sept.87.In 1988 Mike formed a new band The Psychobillies with Marc West bass,Doc Hilife ld.guitar and Vince Hancock on drums, The Psyshobillies played the Red Lion and Kenny's Castawawys in the West Village and The Spiral and St.Marks bar in the East Village.In 1990 Marc and Doc left and were replaced by Gene Tambor gtr,banjo and Danny Rybar bass and we played the N.Y. New Jersey c&w circuit before disbanding in Jan.1992.At the same time I formed The Mokus Family a bluegrass band with Dave Hamburger dobro, Jimmy Harper Harmonica and a girl banjo player named Joan.I was also a member of the Minetta Creek Bluegrass band before moving to Ajo Arizona,a small town near the Mexican border in June 1992.In 1995 I moved to Phoenix and landed a steady gig at the Rusty Spur Saloon in Feb.1996.In 1998 he formed the Psycbobilly Rodeo Band with Jimmy Hornick and Gabe Dixon and we have been the houseband at the Spur since.The current lineup is Jimmy Hornick rythm guitar, vocals,Myself bass, vocals,Tony ogean drums,vocals and Ronnie Derosett ld. guitar,vocals.You can find him playing solo Wednesday and Sunday and the Psychobilly Rodeo Band plays Thursday thru Saturday at the Rusty Spur Saloon in Old Town Scottsdale.Come on down and say Hi! You can go to for discography and more.