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Les Getrex

New Orleans Blues Legend

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For more than thirty years, New Orleans Blues Legend Les Getrex has been entertaining people with his own soulfulinterpretation of the blues. His playful style and natural ability draw his audiences into every performance. When Les is not playing in his native New Orleans, you can find him at jazz and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.  

There is nothing more refreshing than listening to a singer who can really sing. Listening to Les Getrex Les Getrexsing is like having a long cool drink on a hot day. It soothes and refreshes the soul. For more than thirty years, Les has been entertaining people with his own soulful interpretation of the blues. His playful style and natural ability draw his audiences into every performance.

Les grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fourth of five children, in the musically rich neighborhood of the Sixth Ward. Music has always been an integral part of his life – from belting out soul wrenching spirituals in church to playing the trumpet in the school band.

When he was in his early twenties, Les heard Jimi Hendrix play, and that performance inspired him to learn how to play the guitar. Les is completely self taught on the guitar. His natural musical abilities drew the attention of a neighbor who asked Les to join his band, playing lead guitar. Les joined the band Burnt Toast and Coffee and his musical career was launched; a career that has now spanned decades and continents, and has provided the soundtrack for music lovers around the world.

Les has shared the stage with musical icons like Johnny Adams, Ernie K-Doe, Barbara George, Marva Wright, Lee Dorsey, and Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters. Les also played with Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame legend, Antoine "Fats" Domino throughout the United States and abroad from 1984 to 1992. He gave international audiences a taste of the bayou while playing with the late Zydeco King, Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters. They were featured in the 1983 film classic Delta Heat. Les has performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Umbria Jazz Summer Festival, and headlined at Days of Blues Guitar. Each year Les plays at jazz and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.

You can follow Les on Facebook, as he continues to leave audiences around the world spellbound.

His discography includes:

300 Miles 
Les Getrex & His All Star Band
Compact Disc (CD)
 
Les Getrex Sings The Classics 
Compact Disc (CD)
 
Fall In Love
Compact Disc

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Official Website
PDF Biography of Les
Interview in Conversations magazine

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