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John Leonard Band

Come join us for a night of live music with the John Leonard Band!


What do you call a sound influenced by Rock, Folk, Country, Blues, Americana and even a tad of Funk? It's the sound of John Leonard Band! The songs and sound of JLB will move you in many ways - From the reminiscent days of a rowdy teen to heartfelt tributes to those who’ve gone before us, every set-list offers something for everyone. Variety! Songs inspired by life lessons through trial and error, relationships, parental wisdom, love and heartbreak, hope, and even inspiration from our nation’s military heroes. John Leonard's guitar, vocals and harmonica deliver the perfect blend that is a testimony to his love for creating music and his dedication as a songwriter. His storytelling is magnificently supported and enhanced by the clever beats of Kirt "The Trik" Ottosen on percussion, “Bass Man” Bill Karle with skillful bass-lines holding up the low end and, miscellaneous instrumentation and perfect harmony vocal blends from Bill "Fireman" Giffin. All extremely creative in their own right. At their shows you'll also hear about 25% cover tunes sprinkled in their mix of original songs. John Leonard Band can fit right in, nearly anywhere, performing regularly at festivals, fairs, clubs, charities, private parties, coffee shops... They often play to represent their nonprofit music project, MusicWorks4Veterans, founded by military veteran John Leonard in 2012, promoting music as being therapeutic and beneficial to healing & recovery. All JLB member are volunteers of MW4V.

"The songs, the sounds and the passion will catch you early on and have you moving and singing right along, like you were listening to an old favorite!" - Terry Gangstad, Creative Arts Director for WMG

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Earlier Event: February 10
The Bistro BBQ from JBLM
Later Event: February 14
Happy Valentines Day