Lee Haraway

Lee Haraway

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

I write and perform melody driven songs of wide variety in the rock category. Many of my songs bear influences from The Band, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Carl Perkins, Ryan Adams, Spoon, My Morning Jacket and Pearl Jam. I'm not out to reinvent the wheel. I just want to write believable songs.

Biography

Growing up near Memphis, TN, at age six he got his first taste of public performance with his two brothers singing "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". At age seven, he took to the piano. At which point he began to learn fundamentals of music theory and dynamics in performance. During this time, he tried to learn any instrument he could get his hands on. He bought an electric guitar at age 13, though it would be a decade before he played it on a stage. Instead, throughout his college years, he was a keyboard player and backup singer for several bands. In April of 2000, he moved to Atlanta and co-founded his current band, The Sundogs, with his brother Will. Lee assumed the role as rhythm guitarist and as a lead singer. In May of 2000, he took to playing pedal steel guitar. He has co-written two albums and performed consistently over the last 11 years.

Original influences are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, James Brown, The Band, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Ike and Tina Turner, The Temptations, Booker T and the MGs, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Al Green, Elton John, Otis Redding, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Current influences are Tom Petty, Ben Harper, The Black Crowes, Bloodkin, JJ Cale, The Drive By Truckers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Apples in Stereo, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, The New Pornographers, Son Volt, Wilco, The GO Team, Passion Pit, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, RATTATTAT.

Discography

2003 BB Gun Days - The Sundogs
2007 Instrument of Change - The Sundogs