Leon Medica
Leon Medica
Leon Medica LMHOF Plaque

Leon Medica's name appears on over 90 albums and 10 movies. He received an American Music Award in 1989 for producing Doobie Brother Tom Johnston's "Where Are You Tonight?" on the Dirty Dancing movie and the over 52 million-selling soundtrack. For his participation as manager of Anders Osborne, Leon received a 1998 Grammy Certificate for Keb Mo's Slow Down album and a 3 Million Platinum Album Award for the Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors album. In 1989 he received a Times Music Award for Best Bassist, and Gambit Magazine's Song of the Century Award in 1999 for "New Orleans Ladies." Leon received a Letter of Appreciation from President Ronald Reagan, five USO Certificates of Appreciation, six DOD Certificates of Esteem, a Louisiana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and is in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Leon received a Grammy nomination in January, 2007, for his work on Tab Benoit's Brother to the Blues album. Tab's follow-up album, Power of the Pontchartrain, also with members of LeRoux, was in the top 5 on Billboard's Blues chart for over 15 weeks. LeRoux recently recorded a live double album and DVD, Night Train to Nashville, with Tab Benoit, Jimmy Hall, Kim Wilson, Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Hanna, Waylon Thibodeaux, and Johnny Sansone, which has been released and ranks #1 on Billboard's Blues chart. Leon and members of LeRoux toured with Tab Benoit throughout the US, Canada, and the Caribbean through the end of 2008.

Leon and LeRoux continued performing in 2009, and are beginning a new project with Steve Cropper (Blues Brothers, Booker T. & the MG's), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), and Big Luther Kent (Louisiana legend and singer with Blood, Sweat & Tears), starting with the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball in Baton Rouge and the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, and continuing with dates in 2010 including Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball. On January 29, 2010 Leon was inducted the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the LMHOF Songwriters' Association Hall of Fame. "New Orleans Ladies" won the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame's Favorite Louisiana Song 2010 (Year of the Song) competition!

Leon and Ed White of White Oak Productions put together an all-star band for a Texas Roadhouse Corporate party on April 14, 2010 at The Statue of Liberty in New York. The band includes members of LeRoux with Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnson, Blues Brothers' Steve Cropper, Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall, Jimi Jamison, Toto's Dennis Frederiksen, and Journey's Steve Augeri.

Medica's musical journey began in the mid-1960s in Alexandria, LA. His first musical experiences were playing clubs with the short-lived Mossmen and fraternity parties at LSU in Baton Rouge with The Brick Wall. As he became more proficient on the bass, he had the opportunity to record with such Baton Rouge blues greats as Silas Hogan, Whispering Smith, Henry Gray, Arthur (Guitar) Kelley, and Clarence Edwards. He also had the opportunity to work with legendary arranger Wardell Quezergue, whose compliment, "You're an uncut diamond," inspired Medica to become a studio session bassist. By the end of the '60s, his band Smoke had opened for Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Who, and Flaming Cat had opened for Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Young Rascals, and The Youngbloods. The decade was highlighted by a performance with Flaming Cat at the New Orleans International Pop Festival opening for It's a Beautiful Day, the Grateful Dead, and Santana, and playing in Chuck Berry's band at the Festival of Man & Earth.

His first major break came in 1972 when he performed music with Goatleg and acted on Broadway in New York in "Earl of Ruston." That was followed by four months of performing in London, England and a year in the Off-Broadway hit "Iphiginia" starring Tommy Lee Jones. Leon had the opportunity to record the cast album with legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, who complimented Leon as the "Rock of Gibraltar" on his playing technique and gave him the confidence to pursue further studio work. After moving back to Baton Rouge, he recorded and toured with the band Potliquor and opened for Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown, Santana, Charlie Daniels, and The Eagles, to name a few, and performed again with Chuck Berry. With Bill Wray, Leon opened for Joe Cocker and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

A production company in Denver, Colorado contacted Medica to become part of a studio band, and he jumped at the opportunity to improve his studio bass chops and production skills. Members of the studio band included engineer/keyboardist Cyrus Frost, Criteria Studio session guitarist Joey Murcia and drummer Tubby Zeigler, as well as guitarist Henry "Bootsie” Normand and keyboardists Wayne DeVillier and John Bergeron.

He returned to Bogalusa, Louisiana's Studio in the County, recording with such greats as Clifton Chenier, Gatemouth Brown, Betty Davis (Miles Davis' wife), and the French superstar Dick Rivers. This was also the time that Medica co-wrote "New Orleans Ladies," and the band Louisiana's LeRoux was formed.

After touring the United States and Africa with Gatemouth Brown, Leon secured a publishing agreement for himself and Jeff Pollard with Paul Tannen at Screen Gems/EMI Music Publishing. With the help of manager William E. McEuen/The Aspen Recording Society, and the guidance of attorney John Frankenheimer, LeRoux signed with Capitol Records (1978-1980). In 1979 Medica enlisted the help of manager Budd Carr at The Carr Company. LeRoux once again, with the guidance of attorney John Frankenheimer, signed with RCA (1981-1983). From 1977 through 1983, Medica produced and wrote songs for four of the five LeRoux albums, co-managed, and went on numerous tours and many TV performances including Solid Gold, Midnight Special, and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. At the same time, he began writing and producing songs for movies.

Leon and George Martin at Air Studio, London, England
Leon Medica with George Martin
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From 1984 through 1988, he was asked to join the USO All-Star band to perform overseas for one month each year. Leon, along with Phil Ehart and other members of Kansas, Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers, Steve Morse, Steven Stills, members from Cheap Trick, Pablo Cruise, and Tom Costa from Santana's band, formed the First Airborne Rock & Roll Band and toured over twenty foreign countries over that four-year period. On one overseas USO tour, he acted as tour manager for Randy Travis and Patty Loveless.

In that same time period, he also gave his time and talent to five Music & Tennis tournaments with pro tennis players and celebrity musicians throughout the United States. Being one of the few bass players at these events, Medica had the opportunity to play with numerous artists, including Kansas, Alan Parsons, REO Speedwagon, Ambrosia, Survivor, Pablo Cruise, The Commodores, Loverboy, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Paul Davis. A highlight for Leon was playing with Carlos Santana at the Concord, California Pavilion. These events raised millions of dollars for the Butch Walts Urologic Cancer Research Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NARAS) Educational Fund.

From 1987 through 1989, Leon recorded and performed with Cajun rocker Zachary Richard, touring the US, Canada, and Europe many times. One of Medica's biggest achievements was producing Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers on the multi-platinum "Dirty Dancing" Soundtrack, one of the biggest-selling soundtracks of all time.

Throughout the '90s and to the present day he continues writing, producing, and doing studio work. Adding his bass chops to recordings with country artist Vern Gosden and R&B's Maurice Williams, and producing Becky Hobbs' "The Boots I came to Town In" are among his numerous credits. He toured Europe one last time with his old friend, the late Gatemouth Brown. From his involvement in the management and production of LeRoux for over 30 years, he became involved with Mark Niederhauser in the short-lived Open Door Management, securing a publishing and recording agreement for Audra & Alayna Bennett on Sony. He managed and produced five albums for Grammy-winning artist Anders Osborne on Sony and Shanachie Records and an album on Brian McComas on Disney's Lyric Street Records. All with the services of attorney John Frankenheimer. He also produced Wayne Toups' Little Wooden Box on Shanachie Records and managed and produced Beau Braswell on BMR Records.

Leon Medica today

Leon endorses Analysis Plus cables, Peavey Electronics, Category 5 amps, and PreSonus.

Music Credits
ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM LABEL
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing RCA (6408-1-R)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Collector's Edition RCA (67780-2)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Ultimate Edition LIONSGATE (NYSE:LGF)
Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux Night Train To Nashville Telarc CD-83674
Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux Brother To The Blues Telarc CD-83639
Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux Power Of The Pontchartrain Telarc CD-83654
Brian McComas Brian McComas Disney / Lyric St (2061-65025-2)
Andy Griggs The Good Life Montage Music Group B0017V8Q0M
Beau Braswell Time To Ride BMR (0125)
Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux Capitol (SW-11734)
Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin' Capitol (SO-11926)
LeRoux Up Capitol (ST-12092)
LeRoux Last Safe Place RCA (AFL1-4195)
LeRoux So Fired Up RCA (AFL1-4510)
Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux (Europe) EMI Magic (SW-11734)
Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin' Capitol (2002)
LeRoux Up (Europe) EMI Zoom (ZCRCD54)
LeRoux Last Safe Place (Japan) BMG (BVCM37166)
LeRoux So Fired Up (Japan) BMG (BVCM37197)
Louisiana's LeRoux Bayou Degradable Razor & Tie (2114-02)
Louisiana's LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris JAC (1948)
LeRoux AOR Live (Europe) AOR Heaven 2664
LeRoux Higher Up (Europe) Zoom (ZCRCD77)
Louisiana's LeRoux 25th Anniversary 25th Anniversary
LeRoux So Fired Up Millennium Edition JAC (2000)
Various Artists / LeRoux Radio Special Volume XVIII RCA (DJl1-4270)
Various Artists / LeRoux Southern Comfort Priority (8665-3)
Various Artists / LeRoux Lost 45's Of The 70's & 80's Varese (066112)
Various Artists / LeRoux Heard It On The Radio Volume 1 BMG (DRC12192)
Various Artists / LeRoux Best American Music (Europe) Magic (1982181)
First Airborne Captured Live RKO (CL2084-B)
Kansas Power MCA (5838)
Vern Gosden Warning: Contains Country Music American Harvest (57706-2)
Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam 6 Epic (KE2-36438)
Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam Volume 2 Sony (A30870)
The Dirt Band The Dirt Band UA (UA-LA854-H)
The Dirt Band An American Dream UA (UA-LA974-H)
Uriah Heep Raging Silence Mercury (GH-3482)
Uriah Heep Raging Silence Essential (ESMCD612)
Bobby & The Midnights When The Beat Meets The Street CBS (BFC-39276)
Maurice Williams Let This Night Last Metro (960288)
John Fred & Playboys Juke Box Guinness (GNS36022)
John Fred I Miss Y'all Club Louisiana (CDCL2001)
Gatemouth Brown Bogalusa Boogie Man Barklay (90035)
Gatemouth Brown Blackjack MIM (MIM9002)
Gatemouth Brown The Best Of Verve (527 435-2)
Gatemouth Brown Blackjack Sugar Hill (SCHD-3891)
Gatemouth Brown Bogalusa Boogie Man Maison De Blues (983262-4)
Clifton Chenier Frenchin' The Boogie Barklay (80608)
Clifton Chenier Frenchin' The Boogie Universal Music (982-241-9)
Wayne Toups Little Wooden Box Shanachie (5765)
Anders Osborne Break The Chain Rabadash (RAB-011)
Anders Osborne Which Way To Here Sony / Okeh (BK-87221)
Anders Osborne Living Room Shanachie (5735)
Anders Osborne Give It To Me Two Times Dixie Frog (5735)
Anders Osborne Ash Wednesday Blues Shanachie (5744)
Anders Osborne Live At Tipitinas Shanachie (5730)
Anders Osborne Break The Chain Shanachie (5746)
Zachary Richard Zack's Bon Ton Rounder (C-6027)
Zachary Richard Mardi Gras Mambo Rounder (C-6028)
Zachary Richard Woman In The Room A&M (75021 5302 4)
Zachary Richard Snake Bite Love A&M (75021 5387 2)
Zachary Richard Silver Jubilee The Best Of Rhino (75836)
Boozoo Chavis Who Stole My Monkey Rounder (011661215627)
C'vello C'vello Rendezvous BMG (6200)
Becky Hobbs The Boots I Came To Town In Intersound (CDI-9120)
Potliquor First Taste Janus (JLS300-2)
Potliquor Levee Blues Janus (JLS303-3)
Potliquor Louisiana Rock And Roll Janus (JLS303-6)
Potliquor Waitin' For Me At The River Levee Blues Bellaphon Records
Bill Wray Bill Wray MCA (MCA2188)
Bill Wray Private School East World (WPT-90)
Dick Rivers Mississippi Rivers Mouche (MR36802)
Dick Rivers Dixie Moocher (MR36804)
Reflections Interludes Integrity (02942)
Various Artists / Brian McComas Southern Rock Country Style Warner (R2-79006)
Various Artists Swamp Blues Excello (8015)
Various Artists Swamp Blues Volume 1 Sonnet (SNTF 773)
Various Artists Swamp Blues Volume 2 Sonnet (SNET 774)
Various Artists / Hoyt Garrick Back To The Big Easy DCC (DZS-175)
Various Artists / Hoyt Garrick Louisiana Roux Louisiana
Various Artists / Zachary Richard Cajun Dance Hall Special Rounder (11570)
Various Artists / Zachary Richard Mardi Gras Times Easydisc (ED CD 9004)
Various Artists / Zachary Richard Mardi Gras In New Orleans Rounder (1166-11600-2)
Various Artists / Zachary Richard Louisiana Spice Rounder (CDAN 18/19)
Various Artists / Anders Osborne Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues Shanachie (9026)
Various Artists / Lari White Kid Pan Alley NCO Records (2004)
Jeff Talmadge At Least That Much Was True CoraZong (25596)
The Chilly Willy Band Nothin' But The Blues Prestige Records (3214-C)
Atchafalaya Defined NIJIK (NR202)
Jody Smith Bayou Self JSK (1)
Baha'i Gospel Singers We Have Come to Sing Praises Global Music (B000B6KY0Y)
George Brantley George Brantley Intermedia (PPR769-46C)
US Navy Band Country Current SO (16287)
Natchez Just Between The Two Of Us Big River (HTCD33253-2)
Floyd Brown The Best Of Floyd Brown AMG (2749-1)
Doug Crouch Playing The Nashville Lottery PHR (1233)
Daniel Doss Band Love Like Rain DDB (05237)
Chief Jim Billy Old Ways Seminole Records (095-09)
Chief Jim Billy Big Alligator Seminole Records (096-09)
Okefenokee Joe I Saw The Eagle Cry Cowhouse (Cieos 2002)
Carl Michaels Crescent City Jam Pacer (8106)
Shelly Spady Listen To The Word Vital (VTC-002D)
Amber Lane Top 50 Of 50 T&A (Al398)
Audra & Alayna Audra & Alayna Remington (AB1)
Donna Holt Patterns, Shadows & Lines DH (DH5378)
Craving Meaux Stomping Strokin & Moanin Skybow (SR776963)
The Behrmans The Behrmans Harvestime (11136)
Billy Ledbetter Just Us VPMF (Bl-5314)
Calvary Heights Choir Praise His Holy Name CHBC (102)
Gabriel Gabriel NSD (234)
Terry Veazey Terry Veazey Rainbow (R2203)
Becky Eymard Bayou Rhythms Heartbeat Music (985.386)
Production Credits
ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM LABEL
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing RCA (6408-1-R)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Collector's Edition RCA (67780-2)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Ultimate Edition LIONSGATE (NYSE:LGF)
Brian McComas Brian McComas Lyric St (2061-65025-2)
Beau Braswell Time To Ride BMR (0125)
Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux Capitol (SW-11734)
Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin' Capitol (S0-11926)
LeRoux Last Safe Place RCA (Afl1-4195)
LeRoux So Fired Up RCA (Afl1-4510)
Louisiana's LeRoux Bayou Degradable Razor & Tie (2114-02)
LeRoux Radio Special RCA (DJL1-4270)
LeRoux At Close Range Orion (Movie)
Louisiana's LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris JAC (1948)
LeRoux Rent A Cop Kings Road (Movie)
Louisiana's LeRoux Southern Comfort Priority (8665-3)
Louisiana's LeRoux 25th Anniversary 25th Anniversary
LeRoux So Fired Up Millennium Edition JAC (2000)
LeRoux Heard It On The Radio BMG (DRC12192)
Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux (Europe) EMI Magic (SW-11734)
LeRoux Up (Europe) EMI Zoom (ZCRCD54)
LeRoux Last Safe Place (Japan) BMG (BVCM37166)
LeRoux So Fired Up (Japan) BMG (BVCM37197)
LeRoux AOR Live AOR Heaven 2664
LeRoux Higher Up (Europe) Zoom (ZCRCD77)
Various Artists / LeRoux Radio Special Volume XVIII RCA (DJl1-4270)
Various Artists / LeRoux Southern Comfort Priority (8665-3)
Various Artists / LeRoux Lost 45's Of The 70's & 80's Varese (066112)
Various Artists / LeRoux Heard It On The Radio Volume 1 BMG (DRC12192)
Various Artists / LeRoux Best American Music (Europe) Magic (1982181)
Wayne Toups Little Wooden Box Shanachie (1946)
Anders Osborne (Associate) Which Way To Here Sony / Okeh (BK-87221)
Anders Osborne Living Room Shanachie (5735)
Anders Osborne Give It To Me Two Times Dixie Frog (5735)
Anders Osborne Ash Wednesday Blues Shanachie (5744)
Anders Osborne (Executive) Live At Tipitinas Shanachie (5730)
Various Artists / Anders Osborne Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues Shanachie (9026)
Various Artists / Hoyt Garrick Back To The Big Easy DCC (DZS-175)
Various Artists / Hoyt Garrick Louisiana Roux Louisiana
C'vello (Executive) C'vello RCA Rendezvous (6200)
Becky Hobbs The Boots I Came To Town In Intersound (Cdi-9120)
Atchafalaya Defined FIJI (NR202)
Lambert Brothers Detour Sign Koala (14229)
The Copas Brothers The Copas Brothers Cahoots (Ca-1001)
Songwriting
TITLE ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM
New Orleans Ladies Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux Night Train To Nashville
New Orleans Ladies Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
New Orleans Ladies Louisiana's LeRoux Bayou Degradable
New Orleans Ladies Louisiana's LeRoux Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam 6
New Orleans Ladies Louisiana's LeRoux Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam 2
New Orleans Ladies Louisiana's LeRoux Southern Comfort
New Orleans Ladies Louisiana's LeRoux 25th Anniversary
New Orleans Ladies First Airborne Captured Live
New Orleans Ladies Wayne Toups Little Wooden Box
New Orleans Ladies Andy Griggs The Good Life
New Orleans Ladies US Navy Band Country Current
New Orleans Ladies Gabriel Gabriel
New Orleans Ladies Billy Ledbetter Just Us
New Orleans Ladies Hoyt Garrick Back To The Big Easy
New Orleans Ladies Hoyt Garrick Louisiana Roux
New Orleans Ladies Natchez Just Between The Two Of Us
New Orleans Ladies Becky Eymard Bayou Rhythms
Love Abductor Louisiana's LeRoux Louisiana's LeRoux
Love Abductor Louisiana's LeRoux 25th Anniversary
Inspiration LeRoux Last Safe Place
Inspiration LeRoux Radio Special Volume XVIII
Midnight Summer Dream LeRoux Last Safe Place
Lifeline LeRoux So Fired Up
Lifeline Bobby & The Midnights Where The Beat Meets The Street
Lifeline Uriah Heep Raging Silence
Lifeline LeRoux So Fired Up Millennium Edition
Everything That I Love LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Closing In On You LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Right On The Money LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Love's Gotta Hold On Me LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Rodeo Louisiana's LeRoux Keep The Fire Burnin' (CD)
Rodeo Rider The Copas Brothers The Copas Brothers
Touch LeRoux At Close Range (Movie)
Half Time Love LeRoux At Close Range (Movie)
Touch LeRoux Rent A Cop (Movie)
Say It Baby LeRoux Rent A Cop (Movie)
She Said No Bill Wray Private Schools (Movie)
Stand Up Bill Wray The New Kids (Movie)
Power To The Pontchartrain Tab Benoit Power To The Pontchartrain
Oh Louisiana Wayne Toups Little Wooden Box
Right On The Money Anders Osborne Break The Chain
Zydeco Jump Zachary Richard Snake Bite Love
Who Stole My Monkey Zachary Richard Woman In The Room
Who Stole My Monkey Zachary Richard Silver Jubilee The Best Of
Who Stole My Monkey The Chilly Willy Band Nothin' But The Blues
Who Stole My Monkey Boozoo Chavis Who Stole My Monkey
Crank It Up Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Riding All Night Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Looking For The Good Times Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Full Throttle Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Handle Bar To Bar Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Bikers, Babes, And Booze Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Hot In Here Beau Braswell Time To Ride
Power Of Love Shelly Spady Listen To The Word
Half Time Love Jody Smith Bayou Self
Movie Credits
MOVIE ARTIST / GROUP COMPANY SONG
Dirty Dancing Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Vestron Where Are You Tonight
Fled Anders Osborne MGM / UA What's Going On Here
Trail & Error Anders Osborne New Line Cinema Pleasing You
Following Her Heart Ann Margaret NBC Atlantis (Various Songs)
Crocodile Shoes Various Artists BBC (Various Songs)
At Close Range LeRoux Orion Half Time Love
At Close Range LeRoux Orion It Started With A Touch
Rent A Cop LeRoux Kings Road It Started With A Touch
Rent A Cop LeRoux Kings Road Say That You Will
Private Schools Bill Wray East World She Said No
The New Kids Bill Wray Columbia Stand Up
Private Resort Bill Wray Tri-Star Inserts
Steel Magnolias Zachary Richard Tri-Star My Louisiana
Concert Videos
SHOW COMPANY ARTIST / GROUP YEAR
Rockin' The Nottoway PBS Louisiana's LeRoux and Friends 1997
Eric Clapton — Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Rhino R2352124 Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux 2007
Videos
ARTIST / GROUP COMPANY SONG
LeRoux RCA Addicted
LeRoux RCA Nobody Said It Was Easy
LeRoux RCA Carrie's Gone
LeRoux RCA Lifeline
Tours
YEAR PLAY / GROUP / ARTIST COUNTRIES
1972 Cast Of Earl Of Ruston USA
1973-1974 Cast Of Iphiginia USA, England
1975 Potliquor USA
1976 Gatemouth Brown USA, Canada & Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt)
1977-1983 Louisiana's LeRoux USA, Canada
1984 First Airborne Rock & Roll Band - Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, John Elefante (Kansas), Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers), Leon Medica (LeRoux), Rick Nielson, Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) Cory Lerios, Dave Jenkins, John Pierce (Pablo Cruise) Hawaii, Okinawa, The Philippines, Diego Garcia
1985 First Airborne Rock & Roll Band - Rick Nielson, Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos, John Brant (Cheap Trick), Tom Coster (Santana), Stephen Stills, Mike Finnegan, George 'Chocolate' Perry (Steve Stills Band) Phil Ehart, Rich Williams (Kansas), Steve Walsh, Mike Slamer, Tim Gehrt (Streets), Leon Medica, Tony Haselden (LeRoux) Spain, Italy, Crete, Germany
1986 First Airborne Rock & Roll Band - Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, Steve Morse, Steve Walsh, Billy Greer (Kansas), Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers), Leon Medica, Randy Knaps (LeRoux), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Michael Becker, Gene Stashuk, Paul Revelli (Red 7) Singapore, Diego Garcia, Sicily, Spain, Azores
1988 Randy Travis, Patty Loveless Alaska, Japan, Korea (Tour Manager for The USO)
1987-1989 Zachary Richard USA, Canada, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy
1992 Gatemouth Brown Italy, Germany, France
2001-2003 Brian McComas USA
2006-2008 Tab Benoit USA, Canada
2009 LeRoux w/Steve Cropper, Jimmy Hall, Big Luther Kent USA
2010 LeRoux w/Steve Cropper, Jimmy Hall, Big Luther Kent USA
2010 LeRoux w/The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston, Blues Brothers' Steve Cropper, Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall, Jimi Jamison, Toto's Dennis Frederiksen, and Journey's Steve Augeri USA
Television
SHOW NETWORK ARTIST / GROUP YEAR
Austin City Limits PBS Buck Ford 1975
Austin City Limits PBS Gatemouth Brown 1976
Midnight Special NBC LeRoux 1978
Steve Martin / TV Special NBC John McEuen 1980
Louisiana Alive PBS LeRoux 1980
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Ind. LeRoux 1980
Live From The Attic Ind. LeRoux 1980
Solid Gold ABC LeRoux 1982
PM Magazine NBC LeRoux 1983
Entertainment Tonight ABC First Airborne 1984
Entertainment Tonight ABC First Airborne 1985
Entertainment Tonight ABC First Airborne 1986
National Sports Festival ESPN First Airborne 1986
Levi's 501 Jeans National Zachary Richard 1987
Miller Beer National Zachary Richard 1987
Entertainment 87 ABC Leon Medica 1987
Lonesome Pine Special PBS Zachary Richard 1987
TV France French TV 1 Zachary Richard 1987
Ethma Odom Show NBC Leon Medica 1988
New Orleans Jazz Festival Show Time Zachary Richard 1988
Canada 1 Canada TV 1 Zachary Richard 1988
DOC International Italy TV 2 Zachary Richard 1989
USO Celebrity Tours TNN Patty Loveless 1989
Rockin' The Nottoway PBS Louisiana's LeRoux and Friends 1997
Best of the Midnight Special VH1 LeRoux 1997
Crescent City Juke Box Cox Cable LeRoux 2003
One on One H-TV Leon Medica 2005
Write On H-TV Leon Medica 2005
Write On H-TV Leon Medica 2006
Write On H-TV Leon Medica 2007
Write On H-TV Leon Medica 2008
Theater
TITLE THEATRE CITY
Earl Of Ruston (Appeared as an actor and musician on this Broadway production.) Billy Rose Theatre (On Broadway) New York, NY
Iphiginia (Appeared as a musician on this Off Broadway production.) New York's Shakespeare Theater New York, NY
Iphiginia (Appeared as a musician on this European production.) Young Vic London, England
Awards
Grammy Award Nomination (Tab Benoit - Brother to the Blues)
Grammy Award (Anders Osborne for Keb Mo Slow Down)
American Music Award (Dirty Dancing)
RIAA 2 Gold Record Award (500,000 Record Sales) Domestic
RIAA 30 Platinum Record Awards (30,000,000 Record Sales) Domestic
RIAA 12 Platinum Record Awards (12,000,000 Record Sales) International
Gambit Magazine Song of the Century (New Orleans Ladies)
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
South Louisiana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award
The Times Music Award (Best Bassist)
President Ronald Reagan Letter of Appreciation
United States State Department African Tour Letter of Appreciation
Department of Defense World Tour Certificates of Esteem
Department of Defense Mediterranean Tour Certificates of Esteem
Department of Defense Europe Tour Certificates of Esteem
Department of Defense Pacific Tour Certificates of Esteem
Department of Defense Far East Tour Certificates of Esteem
USO World Tour Certificates of Appreciation
USO Mediterranean Tour Certificates of Appreciation
USO Europe Tour Certificates of Appreciation
USO Pacific Tour Certificates of Appreciation
USO Far East Tour Certificates of Appreciation
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