Smiling, Leon vividly remembers being force-fed childhood piano lessons, from an instructor none other than his big sister. Needless to say, this futile excercise did not last long.
But then a few years later, a high school buddy, Joe Torres, showed Leon the amazing wonders of the electric guitar and Leon was forever changed. Leon videoed his friend and guitar hero. Leon then learned the guitar by rewinding the videos over and over, until getting the licks just right.
Attending school in Austin, Texas (a.k.a. "The Live Music Capital of the World") solidified Leon's endless passion for music. While mainly learning by ear (and video), Leon has also enjoyed studying from the masters at The Austin School of Music.
Over the years, Leon has played with various artists and bands performing in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Tempe AZ, and Chapel Hill, NC. He has co-written, recorded, and co-produced 5 studio albums.
Leon's influences are varied, but some of his favorites include: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Galactic, James Brown, Eddie Van Halen, and The Dave Matthews Band,