Carl Sonny Leyland is a master of blues, jazz and boogie woogie piano. In 1988, he visited New Orleans and settled there for the next nine years, quickly earning a reputation for his authentic blues and early rock-and-roll. In 1997, he moved to southern California, where his repertoire grew to include rockabilly, western swing, ragtime, and early jazz. In 2010 he was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame.  Sup¬por¬ted by this diversity of influences, Leyland plays with an infectious spontaneity, providing plenty of surprises that is guaranteed to keep the audience rocking!  

He’ll be joined by festival allstar musicians and when they get together, the music is over the top!  If you’ve never heard him, you’re in for an enormous treat. It’s a genuine pleasure to welcome Sonny back to the Redwood Coast Music Festival.

Carl Sonny Leyland