The Santa Barbara Blues Society proudly presents, back by popular demand
World-class boogie woogie and blues solo pianist
Carl Sonny Leyland
Friday, January 17, 2020 @ the Unitarian Society of S.B.
FREE to all SBBS members; only $10 for everyone else. Tickets available only at the door of the show.
Active in the blues world, Carl Sonny Leyland appears on occasion with such notables as James Harman, Kim Wilson & Rod Piazza. This year he is a featured artist on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.
Leyland is involved with the rockabilly scene & plays each year in the backing band at Viva Las Vegas & more recently at the Summer Jamboree in Senegalia, Italy. In this capacity he has worked with such notables as Janis Martin, Ruth Brown, Billy Lee Riley & Carl Mann. (See ‘Career History’ page for a complete list of artists).
Whether playing solo or with his trio, Leyland’s playing displays an infectious spontaneity, providing plenty of surprises for the listener. While he possesses the necessary vocabulary to pay tribute to the greats of old, he refuses to be limit himself to this & prefers to let each performance be an opportunity to say something new. His repertoire spans the Ragtime era to the 1950s & includes a number of self written material.
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The Santa Barbara Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving Americas unique musical contribution to the world – the Blues. We are the oldest blues society in the United States. We present concerts every other month that feature all types of blues musicians giving them a venue to utilize their talent. The Blues Society also gives yearly scholarships to students in the Santa Barbara area so they can pursue their education in this important style of music.
We are constantly seeking volunteers to assist us in this endeavor. If you are interested please contact us or call us at (805) 886-9862.