Raw Silk w/ Leslie Lembo
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Del Franklin - Tenor, Alto and Soprano Saxophone, EWI & Vocal
George Friedenthal - Keyboards and Vocal
Donzell Davis - Drums
Leslie Lembo wanted to be a singer as far back as she can remember. Born in San Francisco into a musical family, she grew up surrounded by a myriad of musical styles. She journeyed through folk groups, rock & roll and rhythm & blues bands, at the same time becoming proficient on the guitar and harmonica. Song writing and classical voice study were also on her musical agenda. Influenced by Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, Gladys Knight and James Taylor, she shaped her own distinctive vocal style.
After graduating from the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Leslie co-founded the popular Southern California band “Raw Silk” and developed the vocal power and stage presence that she possesses today.
Leslie has been in constant demand as a first-class concert performer. Her impressive musical credentials include performances with Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Tower of Power, International Jazz Festival, Strawberry Festival and the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival.
Leslie has also used her vocal talents for causes she supports. She has performed her uplifting original music at benefit concerts for Planned Parenthood, United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Environmental Defense Center, Heal the Ocean and the Christmas Unity CD Project.
Based in the lovely beach town of Santa Barbara, Leslie enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga and songwriting. Her music and voice come from a depth and beauty that etch a place in your soul. Just listen!
Tickets Available at the Door