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Chicken Fried Blues / Bio

LESLIE: has been making music in the Triangle since the mid 80’s. A founding member of Southern Culture on the Skids, she has also sung and played bass with Eugene Chadbourne, Sleepy Labeef, Nancy Middleton, Scott Sawyer, Cream of Soul, Jumpin’ Johhny Sansone, Carter Minor, Mel Melton, Bill Newton and many others. Her Musical mantra: Less is more. Keep it in the pocket. Don’t let wedding reception guests touch your stuff. ++++. ALAN: I have been playing guitar all my life. I've played in a blues band called The Heaters. We played a lot of our own material as well as The Thunderbirds, Charlie Musselwhite, and many more. I listen to all kinds of music and appreciate all kinds of music. I lived in Texas for several years and worked with Smokin Joe Kubek, Bugs Henderson and many great players. Ed King and I played together back in the early seventies and Ed is still a good friend. I love Danny Gatton, and Robben Ford +++ DAVE: Grew up in NYC ... started piano at 8, clarinet at 11, sax at 14, guitar at 16 and flute in my 20’s. Went to the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan. Got drafted after college and played clarinet and sax in the army band. After the army, played all over the Southeast in the 70’s. Lately I’ve been leading my own group, working with my wife Lola on vocals +++JEFF: I am a 32 year old drummer/ percussionist living in Cary, NC. I’ve got a beautiful wife and two great children that I devote most of my time to. I’ve also got a passion for music, performing, and teaching. My education includes a Bachelors of Arts in Percussion Performance from Virginia Tech. and a Masters of Music in Studio Jazz Drumming from the University of Miami.

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Band Members
Leslie Land - bass, vocals , Handsome Alan Heckle - guitar, slide guitar, vocals, Dave Youngman - keys, sax, guitar, vocals, Jeff Crouse - drums
Artist Name
Chicken Fried Blues
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Raleigh, NC