- Butler Event Center
3744 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Upcoming Events At This Venue
July 10, 2012
February 9, 2013
Carl Sonny Leyland
The annual acoustic Member Appreciation Show, FREE for each SBBS member. Guests of members get in for only $10.
Hailing originally from Southampton, England, Carl Sonny Leyland was a proficient pianist by his mid-teens. From 1988 to 1997 he lived in New Orleans, soaking up blues history and Big Easy vibes. Carl toured with famed Texas blues group Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets before subsequently being “discovered” by SBBS co-founder Las Kiraly and then moving to Southern CA.
After a stint with Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys in CA, Carl formed his own trio, which continues to tour while he also performs as a valued session musician. Carl has released multiple acclaimed albums and is a dazzling purveyor of oldtime jazz, ragtime, and rockabilly as well as blues. He hasn’t played for the SBBS since 2000; the long wait is over!