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Ledfoot larry and his crew are a Twin Cities-based country+americana band. Their show is a combination of Top 40-friendly originals, danceable current and classic country radio hits, and some other real great gems. Their song list includes artists such as: Brad Paisley, George Strait, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakam, The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Allan Jackson, Diamond Rio, Buck Owens, Kip Moore, Little Texas, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry,m Hal Ketchum and much more. Great songs like these and combined with top musicianship and showmanship have helped them quickly become one of the hottest new country acts in the upper Midwest.

So, who is this “Ledfoot Larry” fella?

Lorenzo “Ledfoot Larry” Michelutti is a  singer/songwriter based out of St. Paul, MN. He’s been actively performing in the Twin Cities since the late 90′s and has continued to steadily place his imprint on the local music scene ever since. For the past two decades, he’s cut his teeth performing in the Minnesota bar circuit, and it was during this time that he began to take a real look at his musical influences – gradually focusing on the songwriters that inspired him to write in the first place – which were mostly Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Throw in a love of The Eagles and western movies, and  there you have it. As one listener shared, “…you can feel the heart and soul in (his) music. The grit and grind of a man who’s ‘been around’.”

Bob Knight is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and producer. His list of achievements include, but are not limited to, having played with The Cheatin’ Hearts…a popular local L.A. country/rock band featuring himself, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (a founding member of legendary Flying Burrito Bros.), John Jorgenson (who later went on to play with Elton John) and Kittra Moore (wife of Jerry Lee Lewis’ bass player, Bob Moore). He simultaneously served as the utility giant Verizon’s (then GTE) traveling show band as player, arranger, and MIDI programmer. He has been working as a sideman and session player ever since, focusing on bass, acoustic, electric and baritone guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, Dobro, lap steel and hand percussion.

Paul Pederson‘s career as a performing musician began at an early age, where in 4th grade he got down on the cafeteria table at lunch with his ukelele slung low – and in rock star pose – giving most in attendance their first dose of Led Zeppelin. His love of music led him to Berklee College of music in Boston, MA – and eventually landed on keyboards…most notably any flavor of Hammond Organ he could get his hands on. Over the years, he refined his performance chops while singing and playing guitar (and keys) in cover band, where he, in his own words, “…got a diploma in Audio Technology while farting around playing music.” His current instrument collection includes a fine ukelele, mandolin, TWO accordions, his beloved Music Man “Luke” and 1st generation Fender “Jeff Beck” Stratocaster, bass, piano, organ and “…far too many amps to fii in (my) tiny home studio.”

Jim “Slim” Allen‘s music career began in Chico California where he performed as a soloist in local pubs while attending college. Switching to bass in the early 80′s, Jim performed with numerous bands in Phoenix Arizona. In 1981 Jim’s song “Love’s What I Give” was featured on the Arizona Sounds album published by Phoenix radio station KDKB. He moved east to Minnesota in the mid-80′s and performed with local band Midnite Crew for over 12 years. In addition to club appearances, Midnite Crew was the house band for TV Show Good Company during the State Fair and sang The National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins.

Donnie Doyle Reared, raised and rhythmed in Long Island, NY. Studied with Aretha Franklin’s Drummer/Musical director Bernard Purdie, and was drum chair for touring productions of Godspell, and Hair. He’s also worked with Texas R&B guitar great Cornell Dupree, Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Willie Murphy, The Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Minneapolis jazz group NorthCoast. For four years he played with the country house band Thunder Road for the Gatlin Brothers Music Grille at the MOA, and also worked on the John Rich produced country artist Shannon Brown. Most recently he’s played with Grand Haake’s Meatloaf Tribute, local Elvis Tribute Artist Anthony Shore, and Local Country Supergroup “Girl’s Night Out”, to name a few.

 

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Sample Song List

  • Red Dirt Road – Brooks & Dunn

  • Five O’Clock World – Hal Ketchum

  • Dust On The Bottle – David Lee Murphy

  • Some Girls Do – Sawyer Brown

  • Beer Money – Kip Moore

  • Lover, Lover – Jerrod Niemann

  • Here’s A Quarter – Travis Tritt

  • Amarillo By Morning – George Strait

  • Boondocks – Little Big Town

  • Red Neck Girl – Bellamy Bros.

  • Streets Of Bakersfield – Buck Owens

  • Old Alabama – Brad Paisley

  • Mercury Blues – Allan Jackson

  • Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

  • HIllbilly Shoes – Montgomery Gentry

  • Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

  • Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band

  • Fast As You – Dwight Yoakam

  • You Never Even Call Me By My Name – David Allen Coe

  • Goodbye Says It All – Blackhawk

  • Kick A Little – Little Texas

  • Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

  • Get Over It – The Eagles

  • Pontoon – Little Big Town

  • Killing Time – Clint Black

  • Cadillac Style – Sammy Kershaw

  • You Look Good In Love – George Strait

  • Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

  • Unbelievable – Diamond Rio

  • 8 Second Ride – Chris Ledoux

  • Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

  • The Fireman – George Strait

  • Guitars, Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakam

  • Six Days On The Road – Sawyer Brown

  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

  • My Maria – Brooks & Dunn

  • Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles

  • Squeezebox – The Who

  • The Shake – Neil McCoy

  • Past The Point Of Rescue – Hal Ketchum

  • The Race Is On – Sawyer Brown

  • Don’t Close Your Eyes – Keith Whitley

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