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 and delta blues, 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, and is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company.

Craig Strain playing Flugelhorn

Shows

Catch Leonardo at one of these upcoming shows...

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.

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.

Country Blues Narrative With Songs
Wed May 03, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm
St. Clair County Administrative Office Building, 200 Grand River Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060, 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
Leonardo Gianola
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