For the past 20 years J R LEONARD has been singing Country style all over Europe,
working in Clubs and Trucker/Biker/Country festivals.
He has driven the length and breadth of many countries, clocking up thousands of
miles from Gig to Gig.
The fans love his style when covering popular Country songs, but his own material
never quite made it with record companies.
However, things changed at the end of 2007 when J.R. met the prolific and versatile
song writer, Johnny Wakelin, who’d had a lot of chart success in the 70’s.
Johnny was appearing in a 70’s Show in Berlin, and J R asked him if he had any
country songs that he could use. Johnny sent him 30 songs and wished him luck.
In March 2008, J.R. LEONARD recorded a Country Album which was a selection
of the songs written by Johnny.
This first album entitled TRUCKERS’ FINEST – BIKER’S BEST, has been released
and it’s a ‘Thank You’ to all the keen fans that J R has met over the last twenty years.
TRUCKERS’ FINEST – BIKER’S BEST is a mixture of Country Ballads, Country
Rock and the original style C&W.
Songs for the lovers of Country music, and all those who like to run free.
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 21 Nov 2009 04:40 PM|
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|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 08 Nov 2009 06:10 PM|
"Truckers Finest-Bikers Best" is the latest country/western CD from J.R. Leonard. It’s an album recorded with the mindset of the free-living American west. You will find good ole' fashioned country songs, western ballads and some more edgy rock tunes as well. In "Darlene From San Antone" J.R. sings a love story in a catchy, honky-tonk, gotta-dance fashion. Then he changes the pace with tracks like "Message From Elvis,” a slow moving and bluesy country song. He shows us his edgier side with "Lay Down and Rock Me," a gritty rock song played almost in ZZ Top style. J.R. Leonard’s "Truckers Finest-Bikers Best" CD should have something for everyone; whether you are a fan of Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Cash, or prefer a more modern and mainstream approach to country music.
-Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 04 Nov 2009 07:35 PM|
J.R. Lenonard: Truckers Finest - Bikers Best