Weissenborn Teardrop (circa 1930s)
Two Style 4 (1925 and 1927) Weissenborns
Martin Model M38 Acoustic
Martin 00-18 Acoustic
2004 and Custom 2005 National Reso-Phonic Model D Western squareneck
2005 Martin HD-28VE
Vintage Gibson J-50
Asher Ben Harper lap-steel
1956 Gibson Les Paul Special
- Instruments: Vocals, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarEquipment:
Weissenborn Teardrop (circa 1930s)Birthplace: Claremont, CA
- Instruments: BassFirst Show: 1994-04-30 @ Nick's Caffé Trevi (Early Show)Toured, performed and/or recorded with:
Vesta Williams, All For One, Brenda Russell, Al Wilson, Freddy Jackson, Tower of Power, Muddy Water, Sunny Green, Joel, Sun Bear, Neal Larson, Big Advice, Eric McFadden, Charles Wright, Yanni, Piers FacciniBirthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Leon Mobley, percussionist for BHIC, has made his mark in the music and performance industry for many years.
At the tender age of seven, Leon studied under the tutelage of Babatunde Olatunji, world renowned Nigerian master drummer. By age ten, Leon was a cast member on the Emmy award winning PBS t.v. program entitled ZOOM. He got the opportunity to perform with Duke Ellington and for Coretta Scott King at this age as well. He also performed with Boston's Dancing in the Street for many years growing up in Boston.
Leon went on to study music and education at UMass Boston before moving to California where he started his dance company Djembe West African Drummers and Dancers, which has been featured on the t.v. shows Northern Exposure, A Different World, and the movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. He also began his own musical group Leon Mobley and Da Lion which went on to produce six cds and has had countless performances throughout the United States.
Leon was selected to be "Art Envoy" by the U.S. State department, under President Barack Obama, which sponsored the Innovative MIMA programs, where he traveled abroad doing workshops, recordings, and performances throughout Africa and South America.
He has had his own REMO signature series Djembe drum for over twenty years, selling millions around the world.
Throughout his career, he has recorded and performed with many notable artists, to include Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Damian and Stephen Marley, the Temptations, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few.Instruments: PercussionFirst Show: 1993-02-23 @ Cafe LargoToured, performed and/or recorded with:
Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Damian and Stephen Marley, the Temptations, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson, G. Love, Da Lion, Piers Faccini, Watts Prophets, The Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan, Rebelution, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Hall, Teki, Paula Fuga, Tenelle, Sammy Johnson, Robey Theatre Co., Zoom, Peter WolfBirthplace: Roxbury, MA
- Instruments: DrumsToured, performed and/or recorded with:
Gogol Bordello, Lonnie Jordan (War), Rakim, De La Soul, Talib Kwali, Mos Def, Common, Ghostface Killah, L.P. (Singer), Michael Franti and Spearhead, Daniel Lanois, Family Man Barrett, Mariachi El Bronx, Piers Faccini, Rhythm Roots All-Stars, daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, Project 1836, Bingewood, After Hours, Ocean 11, Cree Summer, The Soul of John Black, Weapon of Choice, Action Figure Party, Groovin HighBirthplace: Los Angeles, CA
- Instruments: Hammond B3, Clavinet D6, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Congas and PercussionFirst Show: 2003-02-14 @ Temple BarToured, performed and/or recorded with:
Solo Career, Citizen Cope, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Acetone, G. Love & Special Sauce, Natalie Merchant, Macy Gray, Mazzy Star, The 2 PC, Momma StudBirthplace: Los Angeles, CA
- Instruments: Lead GuitarsEquipment:
1969 Park 75
1970 Highwatt Custom 100
Bogner 4x12 Speaker Head
1966 Fender 12-string
2000 Fender Nocaster with Charlie Christian neck pickup
2008 Gold Telecaster Custom
2000 Les Paul 1959 Sunburst Reissue
2009 Frost Blue Firebird V
2000 SG 61 Reissue
TS-9 Ibinez Turbo Tube Screamer
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Dunlop Hendrix Fuzzface
Budda Wah Pedeal
Electro Harmonix Memory ManFirst Show: 2008-10-29 @ Chevrolet CentreToured, performed and/or recorded with:
Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, Jackson Browne, John Paul Jones, Eddie Vedder, Charlie Musselwhite, Natalie Maines, Rickie Lee Jones, Wan Santo Condo, O:A