About David & Roselyn



AGE: Old enough to know better but too young to resist.
BA - University of California, Berkeley Degree in Anthropology Graduate Studies, Wayne State U. Detroit, Mi. Private Music Lessons
ROSELYN LIONHART Studied Drama & Folklore, Wayne State University Detroit, Mi, Bakerís Conservatory of Music, Flint, Mi Studied Anthropology and Sociology, Oakland Community College, Oakland, CA

CONCERTS & FESTIVALS (Partial Listing) Byrum Bay Blues Festival, Australia; Detroit Festival of the Arts, MI; Festivals Dans La Rue, Morlaix, France; Fiesta Des Lo Artes, Hermosa Beach, CA; Festival De san Ferme, Pamploma, Spain; Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; Fort Worth Arts Festival, TX; Idaho Folklore Society, Boise, Idaho; Jazz Monasque, France; Jeudi Brest Festival, Brest, France; Kilkenny Blues Festival, Ireland; Kreutzberg Arts & Music Festival, Berlin, Germany; Lafayette Music Fesrtival, Lafayette, Louisiana; Le Rende-vous De Erdre, Nantes, France; Magdebourg Blues Festival, Magdebourg, Germany; Mariposa Folk Festival, Toronto, Canada; Michigan Blues Festival, Ann Arbor, MI; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA; Tucson 4th Avenue Street Fair, AZ; Umbria Jazz Festival, Italy; Winnepeg Street Performer's Festival, Canada; World's Fair and International Expo, New Orleans, LA; Yale University, Zucchero's Spirito DiVino Italian Tour (Opening Act),
TELEVISION (Partial Listing) America, Catch the Spirit, USDI; Arcadiana TV, Lafayette, LA; Couples, Angela Hill Show, N.O., LA; David and Roselyn and Friends, Montreal, Canada; Evening Show; WDU, Cologne, Germany; Floating Neutrinos, National Geographic; Gong Show (we won!); Louisiana Juke Box, Cox Cable, N.O., LA; NBC Sunday Show, Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans Tonight, N.O., LA; Venice Beach, Anger, Brest, & Paris, France "Mississippi: River of Song", Smithsonian Institute

Instrumentation: Guitar, Harmonica, Trumpet, Mandolin, Banjo and a raft of African Finder Pianos: Kalimba, Sansa, Mbuti, Mbira, Morimbula, Rhumba Box. (David Leonard uses Lee Oskar Harmonicas exclusively)

About Our Shows: (Can range from 15 min. to 2 hrs. or more)

BLUES: Traditional and Original "creating blues that are authentic" Detroit Free Press.

BEBOP: Swing and Improvisations "Leonard alternates soaring harmonica lines with fine vocals, while providing principal rhythmic punctuation with guitar. Lionhart croons, chants and whispers her songs, accompanying them on mandolin and several African instruments." Boise, Idaho Statesman.

FOLK: "David and Roselyn reportas sincerely as Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly" Variety.

CHILDREN'S: They engage the audience and explain the songs and the instruments. "David & Roselyn are excellent, creative and sensitive musicians who reach the minds and hearts and interests of young and old" Wayne State University South End.

David Leonard

Roselyn Lionheart