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Dance Until Forever

Dance Until Forever is the long-awaited follow up to Leslie’s solo debut, Surfin’ the Swamp. [Leslie was sidelined with a debilitating repetitive stress injury for much of the time in-between.] Like its predecessor, it was recorded in New Orleans with a choice local rhythm section.

“I chose to record with Garland Paul and Sam Price because we discovered a natural chemistry post-Katrina during the formative period of the Honey Island Swamp Band, and developed it as a trio gigging around the Bay Area until Garland and Sam eventually rejoined the rest of Honey Island in New Orleans,” Leslie explains.

The single “VooDoo Doll” featuring Eric McFadden (P-Funk, Stockholm Syndrome) was actually recorded later in San Francisco. Mixed by GP honcho Michael Molenda, it was added last, and appears first on the digital version of the album. It does not appear on the physical CD, which is otherwise the same but in a different order.  Dance Until Forever was only available as a physical CD until digital release in August of 2015.

“Save Us!” features emotive vocals and deep lyrics that consider the myriad natural and man-made disasters that plague our planet. The closing title track deals with similar subject material in acoustic fashion and with a more optimistic perspective.

There’s tons of fun on the R&B tinged “Smile On,” the sexy strut of “Soulful & Strange,” and the Mardi Gras rock & roll hybrid, “Shake!” Keyboards courtesy of Garaj Mahal’s Eric Levy, and horns courtesy of Ryan Scott (Monophonics, Vinyl) and Alan Williams (Katdelic) flesh out the grooviest guitar release you’re likely to hear for years.

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