Lafayette & the Leasebreakers
Lafayette’s philosophy comes from growing up in Austin, where he listened to the blues and R&B players on the chitlin’ circuit. He knows every Bobby Blue Bland song note for note and tries to find that same emotional pitch in his music, whether he is singing from his soul or relishing a guitar lead.
Over the past year, Lafayette & the LeaseBreakers have become stars in San Diego’s blues scene. With Lafayette and Barney on guitars, the band includes Pat Kelley on keyboards, Peter Doaxley on sax and Greg Willis on bass and Ric Lee on drums. The band was featured earlier this year in Southland Blues magazine, becoming the first San Diego band ever featured.
The Leasebreakers provide a sturdy rhythmic vehicle enabling Lafayette to weave his spellbinding grooves with seasoned confidence.