I lead a popular Zydeco-Cajun roots band called LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales, in which I play accordion and sing, accompanied by some of the best musicians in the Western New York State area. We play a spicy, upbeat mix of Zydeco, Cajun, Caribbean, Blues, Tex-Mex and New Orleans party funk for casual and elegant events of every kind.
On the keyboard side, my latest project is Acid Funk Duo which features Ray Hangen on drums and yours truly on organ, key bass, synth and vocals. We play trippy funk originals and edgy versions of cover tunes by the Stones, Band and Animals. You can hear and see more at MySpace
and in the Multimedia
section of this site.
I also lead a group called The Ronnie Davis Combo
that plays funky organ soul-jazz-and blues from classic Jimmy Smith-Groove Holmes-Ray Charles to contemporary groove originals.
In addition, I do a solo boogie piano act
playing barrelhouse honky tonk and New Orleans blues ala Professor Longhair and Doctor John, along with funked-up Beatles and Stones, American standards, and swing jazz including Duke Ellington classics.
I also offer the LeeRon Zydeco New Orleans Music Show
(link), an edu-tainment program that provides an up-close opportunity to experience the spicy sounds and rhythms of the New Orleans region. This I present in schools, colleges, libraries and cultural centers. I also use roots music and rhythm as a therapeutic tool in programs for disabled and autistic kids and adults.
In addition, I work with student band directors in a workshop that teaches young musicians the style, feel and improvisational approach to New Orleans funk and blues. See the multimedia
section of this site for an example.