July 1: Jimmy Leslie's Guitarfish Family Band
Jimmy Leslie is somewhat of a musical renaissance man on the San Francisco Bay Area scene. He’s a freak “freehand” guitarist with a funky roots rock style, a soaring soulful singer, and a bona fide multi-faceted writer. Leslie’s groovy songs flow like water, as do the features he pens each month for Guitar Player and Bass Player magazines. Leslie coordinates GP & BP Presents event promotions for the venerable musician magazines as well. Leslie also authored a popular musical marine epic—Guitarfish Adventures Vol. 1:Blue Is the New Green (with forward by Bootsy Collins)—and co-founded the Guitarfish Musical Festival. Leslie’s musical credits include Honey Island Swamp Band, Shana Morrison (Van’s Girl), LunaGroove, A Spirit Hustler, Visitor Jim, Allmond Brothers Clan, Guitarmageddon, and Stung. He’s played the O2 Arena, the High Sierra Music Festival, Sea of Dreams, Xingolati, and Burning Man.