Let’s Be Leonard
w/ Close Encounters
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
Let's Be Leonard
Let’s Be Leonard is a group of rockers hailing from Saratoga Springs, NY. They’re road warriors, they’re lovers, laughers, thinkers. They’ve thrown more frisbee than all of their extended families combined, and they can certainly put on a hell of a show.
It’s been over three years since the group first came together and kicked off a celebration of sorts that triumphed in a debut record, ‘Cow.’ The record received some solid support around upstate New York as well as a spoonful of national attention. “Jump Ship” and “Rocky Road” would prove to be landmark tracks from the record, while it’s entirety would serve as the building blocks of an always-expanding live show.
The band soon developed that show into one that flirted with comedy as much as heartbreak. They’d awe a crowd with absurdity just as soon as they’d impress one with technical skills and loose improvisation. The boys just loved to play and have a good time, loosen folks up a bit and make em feel stuff. They began to travel across the northeast and soon wanted to stretch their legs a bit more. It was time to hit the road, and they would do it in style.
Slow Rider, the official school bus of Let’s Be Leonard, was purchased from a family farm in rural Vermont. The boys then got to work and converted the classic school bus into a fully loaded tour home that has generated plenty of dropped-jaw expressions among passerby’s.
Based in Burlington, VT, Close Encounters is a collaboration between two members of Bison, a former member of Holy Smokes, and their mutual friend.