Rodger French, aka "Lenny DeLuxe," is an accomplished accordionist, percussionist and juggler. Since 1978 he has served as a theatre musical director, orchestra musician, Vaudeville entertainer and clowning instructor.
Career highlights include theatrical productions in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and elsewhere. Rodger has performed solo as well as half of the clown team Lenny & LaBanana, appearing at events as varied as The New York Festival of Clown Theatre, New England Vaudeville Festival and Ben & Jerry’s Road Show.
Rodger is the founder and long-time musical director for The DeLuxe Vaudeville Orchestra and performs regularly as "Ropin' Rodger" with Cowboy Envy, a Western music outfit. (Both groups are based in Atlanta.) A versatile musician, he also appeared in the Off-Broadway production of "Shlammer," a Jewish-Gangster-Vaudeville presentation written by Dan Froot.
In 2007, while living in Accra, Ghana, Rodger had the great privilege of performing with the National Symphony and Winneba Youth Choir in the "Ghana @ 50 Jubilee Music Festival."
"Main Squeeze Deux" is Rodger's second solo accordion album.