Leon Redbone

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Leon Redbone
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Leon Redbone in 2010 at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
Background information
Birth name Dickran Gobalian
Also known as Leon Redbone
Born (1949-08-26) August 26, 1949 (age 68)
Genres Vaudevillian, ragtime, jazz, blues
Occupations musician, songwriter, arranger, producer
Instruments Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo, Piano, Throat Tromnet[1]
Years active 1975—2015
Labels Warner Bros. Records, Emerald City, Rounder, August, Blue Thumb Records
Website www.leonredbone.com

Leon Redbone (born August 26, 1949) is an American singer and guitarist. He plays mostly jazz and blues.

Redbone sang the theme to the television series Mr. Belvedere.[2] He was a semi-regular musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live throughout the late 1970s. He last appeared on the show in 1983.[3] During the 1980s and '90s Redbone was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He has also been a guest on A Prairie Home Companion.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Barnes and Noble review of On The Track". 
  2. Brooks, Tim (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 903. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  3. McGinn, Andrew (October 16, 2009). "Leon Redbone Has Been Performing Timeless Tunes For Decades, But He's Still Got An Air Of Mystery -- And That's The Way He Likes It". Dayton Daily News (subscription needed). Retrieved 15 September 2012. It's now impossible to envision Redbone back on "SNL." His last appearance on the show was in 1983. 
  4. "Leon Redbone to perform at Clarke; Guitarist will perform a mix of folk, jazz and ragtime music". Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque)(subscription needed). March 4, 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2012. Throughout his career, Redbone has produced 11 albums and has been featured on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion."