About Leonardo Gianola

Specializing in solo, acoustic Country Blues songs from the '20's and '30's.

Leonardo – knows why so many people enjoy songs written during the 1920's and 1930's - the Golden Age of American songwriting. Specializing in solo, acoustic Country/Delta Blues songs from this era, Leonardo slaps a fresh coat of paint on these rarely heard classics using open tunings on National Reso-Phonic guitars. Leonardo has toured with David "Honeyboy" Edwards, is a Detroit Blues Society artist, is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company and has been selected as a Teaching Artist by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He also sings, plays rhythm and slide guitar, and drums in the blues-based band "Woodford Station", plays drums in the blues band "The Juke Dukes", and sings the National Anthem at local events.

Craig Strain playing Flugelhorn

Shows

Catch Leonardo at one of these upcoming shows...

A Country/Delta Blues Performance
Sat Feb 04, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm
University Presbyterian Church, 1385 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

There will be examples of some of the first recorded Blues songs all the way through the late 1930’s. Leonardo has been performing and giving workshops in the Detroit area for 20 years. He is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company. He plays his guitars in open tunings. His primary musical focus is solo, acoustic country blues.
This event is open to everyone, but people can join the Paint Creek Folklore Society and come to all of their events. 

Country Blues Narrative With Songs
Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Next - Your Place to Stay Active and Connected, 2121 Midvale St, Birmingham, MI 48009, USA

This will be a journey from the beginning of Blues music told with a timeline narrative and songs. There will be examples of some of the first recorded Blues songs all the way through the late 1930’s. Also covered is how these songs influenced post-war music.
Leonardo has been performing and giving workshops in the Detroit area for 20 years. He is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company. He plays his guitars in open tunings. His primary musical focus is solo, acoustic country blues.

Note: Anyone can attend the event, but need to register at www.BirminghamNext.org or by calling 248-203-5270.  There is a $5 fee for guests, members – no charge.

Country Blues Narrative With Songs
Wed Feb 15, 2023 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178, USA

This will be a journey from the beginning of Blues music told with a timeline narrative and songs. There will be examples of some of the first recorded Blues songs all the way through the late 1930’s. Also covered is how these songs influenced post-war music. Leonardo has been performing and giving workshops in the Detroit area for 20 years. He is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company. He plays his guitars in open tunings. His primary musical focus is solo, acoustic country blues.

Woodford Station @ the Cadieux Cafe
Thu Feb 23, 2023 8:00pm - 11:00pm
4300 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, MI 48224, USA

The band will perform 3 full sets of blues-oriented rock, gospel, rhythm & blues, jazz, and straight blues.

Woodford Station Live at Lagerhaus #5
Sat Apr 01, 2023 8:00pm - 11:00pm
1529 Adelaide St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA

The band will perform 3 full sets of blues-oriented rock, gospel, rhythm & blues, jazz, and straight blues.

Country Blues Narrative With Songs
Wed Apr 05, 2023 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz St, Center Line, MI 48015, USA

This will be a journey from the beginning of Blues music told with a timeline narrative and songs. There will be examples of some of the first recorded Blues songs all the way through the late 1930’s. Also covered is how these songs influenced post-war music.Leonardo has been performing and giving workshops in the Detroit area for 20 years. He is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company. He plays his guitars in open tunings. His primary musical focus is solo, acoustic country blues.

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Leonardo performing for "Honeyboy" Edwards

Wild Ox Moan
Country Blues

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      Leonardo Gianola
      leonardo@leonardoblues.com

"Not many people do what we do."

Rev. Robert B. Jones - July 19, 2021
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