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Greenville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Greenville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Band Americana Rock


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"Lipbone Redding creates original songs that effervesce with New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves, and New York City style." - Baltimore City Paper

"North Carolina"

"Lipbone knows high-spirited live performance and brings back that old school standard of trend-setting, heartfelt singers who ooze charisma. This is music that plays to the soul." - Go Triad Scene


"Singer-Songwriter LIPBONE REDDING lays on the Tom Waits-Leon Redbone hipster jive with a trowel, but he can also light up a room when his tidy trio stretches out in a Sly Stone-inspired groove." Time Out New York - TIME OUT New York

"The Amazing Krseskin says:"

"This man is an immense talent! He's got a genuine gift... so refreshing. It is so nice to hear real music for a change. He's got a spark there and I love it. I predict success!"
- The Amazing Kreskin - New York Press

"More NYC Reviews"

"From the first note of his unique horn, Redding stands out from the sullen crew of singer/songwriters playing the small rooms of the East Village. His genuinely warm spirit infuses his soulful voice, spot-on falsetto and strangely legit 'lipbone.'”
Lee Ann Westover - Chelsea Now Magazine - Lee Westover

"Even in Vermont..."

"One of New Folk’s brightest talents." - Seven Days


"The vocal (aka lip-bone) trumpet playing of Louis Armstrong! Good Music." Bruce Cantor - KMUD RADIO - The voice of the Redwoods

"Hartford Courant"

"The jazz/folk/funk troubadour from Manhattan, displays his pyrotechnical array of instrumental-like vocal effects."
-Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant

"Berkshire Eagle"

"Three guys, one funky orchestra."
Dave Madeloni -Berkshire Eagle - Dave Madeloni


"The Lip that wouldn't end. Very, very talented"
- Joey Reynolds, WOR Radio - Joey Reynolds Show


Best of LB - Volume 1 - 2012
Unbroken - 2011
Science of Bootyism - 2009
Party on the Fire Escape - 2008
Hop The Fence - 2007



Karen Grossman - kVision Events
(310) 613-2061

Jeff Eyrich - BePop Records
(917) 545-2711

Jeff Cook - Coherent Music
(706) 268-2138

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Lipbone Redding has traveled the world with his guitar, nightly sharing music and tales with audiences for the past 15 years. He weaves funky rhythms, catchy original songs, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with exotic and percussive vocal sounds such as throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. The result is an experience that is hypnotic, groovy and, for a solo artist without the aid of electronic efx, amazingly complete.

Making a leap of faith in 1998, Lipbone began playing in the subways of Manhattan. An already accomplished performance artist and aspiring songwriter, he honed his craft in the late-night cathedrals and underground labyrinth of the New York City Transit system.

In 2001, Lipbone began an epic adventure that is still unfolding. He traveled to South America where he witnessed the power of music opening the hearts and homes of strangers. He was struck with a revelation that music was the key to spirituality and community.

Upon his return to the states, Lipbone loaded up his little camper truck, “The Beautiful Flying Machine,” and made his way from town to town via the highways and byways of America. Sleeping by rivers and in forests, playing music in small venues, campuses and communities, he remained diligent in his dream of a sustainable life comprised of music, travel and creativity.

In 2003, his travels led him to San Francisco, where he performed for early morning yoga classes and in the clubs at night, quickly earning a reputation as a versatile artist with a positive message. It was in San Francisco that he was introduced to the music of India and South Asia. That same year he followed the Ganges in India into the Himalayas. There he remained for a year, living in ashrams, and playing music with local masters.

Lipbone returned to NYC in 2005 playing 6 nights a week. He had left the underground behind and put his effort into regular shows at established venues. He formed the Lipbone Orchestra and composed music for world famous choreographer Bill T. Jones. The show, featuring Lipbone’s unique vocal talents, toured to France, Spain and Italy. He and his fellow artists’ efforts received a 2007 Obie Award for best collaboration and Toronto’s Dora Mavis Moorer Award for best production.

Several of Lipbone’s songs have become Americana and Jamband radio hits throughout the U.S. and he can be heard on NPR, Internet and Community radio stations, as well as in tv and film sound tracks.

Since he first began in the subway, Lipbone has released 8 albums and many live recordings selling thousands worldwide and with his blessing, pirated by many more. He has collaborated with artists, musicians, theater & dance troupes, and toured widely, performing over 200 shows a year.

"Lipbone Redding takes the blue eyed soul thing to a whole different level" - John Johnson, KFMU

"Audiences find that even in solo performance Redding is equipped to get the party started...and anyone not moving and/or smiling needs to get their pulse checked because there is a good chance that they are dead and just don't know it." – Puremusic

“ I never know exactly how to describe Lipbone, so I don’t. What I can describe is how one feels during and after a Lipbone show: blissful, joyful, happy, inspired, elated, and never wanting the night to end” – Honey Sepeda, Talent Buyer