Miss Leslie and her Juke Jointers
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers play honky tonk country music with a 50s and 60s flair. This group is creating buzz with their music they describe as “Country music with a hardwood floor sound”. Combining original material along with obscure country tunes that they have unearthed from the 50s and 60s, the band opens up new sounds in a retro honky-tonk setting.
Leslie Lindley sings a gutsy, belting lead that has been compared to the likes of Patsy Cline, Leona Williams and Connie Smith. The band’s stage show features a real upright piano, pedal steel guitar, fiddle, small drum kit and a twangy Telecaster reminiscent of the Don Rich sound.
While Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers are a relatively new group on the scene, the band has played professionally with nationally touring acts. Ricky Davis played with Dale Watson for several years and is the steel player on most of Dale’s recordings. He also played with Gary P Nunn, Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Asleep at the Wheel. Randy Lindley, who plays electric guitar, has played and recorded with The Coleman Brothers, The Sullivan Family, Bill Grant and Delia Bell, Rebel Records’ David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, and Rebel Records’ Karl Shiflett and the Big Country Show.
Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers were nominated for Houston Press Music Awards in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, the group received the following Houston Press Music Awards nominations: Best C&W Band, Local Musician of the Year, Best LP (Honky Tonk Revival), Best Female Vocalist, and Best Guitarist (Randy Lindley). In 2005, they were nominated for Best Original Band in the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Houston Awards. The band was also a top music pick in 2005 for the Houston Chronicle’s Handstamp Blog. And “Honky Tonk Revival” was voted Best Debut Album of 2005 by the FAR Chart’s, FAR and Away picks.
Original tunes mainly come from Miss Leslie. Jake Jenkins, who wrote most of the material for Rebel Records' Karl Shiflett and the Big Country Show when he toured with them, also wrote most of the songs on the "Honky Tonk Revival" CD.
Information courtesy of www.Miss-Leslie.com.
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