Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone

From his requisite armchair, the man leans overtop his acoustic guitar to bring a beverage in for a sip. Hat and sunglasses firmly donned, and wearing a tailored suit that could have been woven a century ago, he saddles up to the microphone. Every journey starts someplace and this is it, he tells the audience, prompting scattered laughter. And with a casual nod, he plucks another song from his formidable repertoire...

It is rare to find anyone in the annals of popular music more difficult to define than Leon Redbone. In the way he contemplates... more