Barefoot Leroy

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Entertainment |

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Click photo to visit Barefoot Leroy

 

Performing for the Midsummer Masquerade!

Lea Jones is a NEW SONG national finalist who has performed solo at Bumbershoot, the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, the Kennedy Center, and the Eugene Celebration.

 Lynda Duffy is an accomplished vocalist, performer, composer & percussionist. She has been a mainstay of the Eugene jazz and blues scene for decades.

Lou Crist, a graduate of Berklee School of Music, plays some amazing accordion with Barefoot Leroy. He is a member of the teaching faculty at The Shedd Institute.

Keenan Dorn is a U of O Music major who recently joined Barefoot Leroy on guitar. He doesn’t have a bio. He’s so good, he doesn’t need one.

Full Bio

What do you get when you jam with a bunch of talented musicians every Thursday night for two and a half years? You get a band that sounds like a band. Barefoot Leroy blends Americana covers with award-winning original songs, making for a night of intensely listenable, sometimes familiar, always powerful acoustic music featuring four-part vocal harmonies and stellar lead & rhythm instrumentation…

“A hoot!” (KWVA) “What a sound!” (KRVM) “A joy to watch!” Kim Still (Eugene Saturday Market)   Lou Crist, a graduate of Berklee School of Music, plays accordian with Barefoot Leroy. Lou has been a mainstay at various local piano bars (Valley River Center) and is a member of the teaching faculty at The Shedd Institute, where he recently performed in the French musical ‘La Vie en Rose.’ Lou and Lea played together in the late 80’s in the band Incognito. Lou also was member of the Harmony Brothers.   Lynda Duffy, an accomplished R&B, gospel, jazz, country & rock vocalist, performer, composer & percussionist – has sung with many Eugene area groups, including The TONES (The Royalty of A Capella), The Untouchables, Eclypse,and Women in Blues. Her sultry, soulful & versatile vocalizations will be instantly recognizable to anyone who lived in Eugene in the early 90’s as the lead in the well known RAINBOW OPTICS jingles.   Lea Jones is a guitar-playing singer-songwriter & National Finalist in the New Song competition. He sings bass and lead with The Tones and played with Slow Buck and a string of other bands in and around Eugene in the 70’s and 80’s. He has performed (solo) at Bumbershoot, the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, the Kennedy Center, and the Eugene Celebration, and is currently slumming around as a soloist at Mulligans, S’wine and the Dexter Lake Club. His music gets played on radio now and then. He returned to Oregon in 2010 after wandering in the wilderness for 20 years.