Crosby Loggins and the Leadbirds

Crosby Loggins and the Leadbirds

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Biography

CROSBY LOGGINS AND THE LEADBIRDS

Crosby Loggins is the son of 70’s singer/songwriter, 80’s go-to soundtrack artist, Kenny Loggins. Enough said, because apart from the obvious familial resemblance, and a genetic gift for melody, this is not a simple story of a son following in his father’s footsteps.

“Some kids, their parent’s are business people, they become stockbrokers. Others choose medicine ‘cause mom or dad’s a surgeon. I never really thought about anything but music. The fact is, I tried to do everything I could to avoid music, as a career, I mean. But it was always there, and at some point, I just recognized that this is what I had to do. “

In fact, for two years following high school, avoid is exactly what Crosby did, working construction. But soon enough, the music came calling. And so, when he finally moved back to Santa Barbara, a town well-known as the home of a number of music greats, such as Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Glen Phillips, Michael McDonald and, of course, Kenny Loggins, Crosby couldn’t help but find himself and his career.

Just south of Santa Barbara, the towns of Ojai and Ventura have always played a critical part in Santa Barbara music culture. It was here that Crosby was first introduced to Jesse Siebenberg, producer, multi-instrumentalist and son of Supertramp drummer, Bob Siebenberg. Something of a musical prodigy, Jesse’s been playing stadium shows throughout Europe as a member of Supertramp since the age of 16.

Then came Paul Cartwright. Violinist. Never afraid to stretch the limits of conventional string playing, Paul is a whirlwind the world’s been waiting for. Paul grew up in Bakersfield, California, a town that’s home to a respectable group of successful musicians and high-caliber artists, such as Buck Owens.

Sometimes things just come together. After searching endlessly for the right group of musicians, Crosby, Jesse and Paul finally found the chemistry they’d been searching for in drummer Jared Pope, bassist Forest Williams, and keyboardist Dennis Hamm, three guys whose rhythm talents formed the backbone behind Bakersfield’s explosive funk fusion favorite, The Mother Funk Conspiracy.

In November, 2004, the newly-formed band, named Crosby Loggins and the Leadbirds, entered the studio to begin recording their first, full-length album. As work progressed, old friendships and a diversity of musical directions melded together to produce a sound and an album that are a unique expression of this talented group of young musicians. With stylistic influences ranging from classical to funk to straight ahead rock and roll, held together by Crosby’s classic singer/songwriter melodies, this is an album that will resonate among discerning listeners and radio audiences alike.

Discography

Oh, it's coming...Summer 2006

Set List

Can do anything from 30 minutes to 90 minutes of original material. Usually only 1-2 covers in the longer sets.