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Meet The Freedom Ledges in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to The Freedom Ledges.

Our band was founded about a decade ago by actor/musicians Deacon Ledges and Juan Lozano. They each came from musical families on opposite corners of the US, both studied theater in New York, and ended up meeting here in Los Angeles. They began writing acoustic bluesy-Americana music, gradually adding in percussion, bass, and harmonica through connections in the local technical theater community.

Deacon named the band The Freedom Ledges after a real place on a lake in the woods of Freedom, Maine where he grew up. That’s where you’d find the wild kids’ skinnydipping bonfire parties. Our first EP, “Jailbreak” mixes in jazz & funk influences, and since then we have evolved into a solid “Dirty Blues & Rock n’ Roll” outfit with the addition of horns and members like powerhouse lead singer Catt Christine and killer rock drummer Lunchbox.

Collaborating with L.A.-based filmmakers, burlesque performers, and other bands we have released quality music videos, scored short films, and played venues and festivals all over California. Our musical family keeps getting stronger, and our new album drops soon!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As a relatively large group in it for the long haul, the biggest challenge can be the coordination of so many moving parts. As the band maintains longevity, members’ lives can change, and some have to move on and into our “all-star” status. But with each new replacement also comes the excitement of new sounds and new opportunities.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
One thing that’s distinctive about us is our versatility. We can dip into various genres like jazz and soul or country or metal to help create our own distinct blues-rock sound.

We’ve even written a full-length rock opera. And we have several multi-instrumentalists. Our lead guitarist also plays trombone and sings. Our saxophonist is also amazing on the harmonica.

What were you like growing up?
Well, there are seven of us, who grew up all over the country. But the common thing would definitely be a love of Rock and Blues music, and a drive that brought us all here to L.A.!

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Joe Cantor, Alan Mykitta, Paula Sar

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1 Comment

  1. edwin dacosta

    April 14, 2019 at 14:25

    Hi Catt. I’m your great Uncle Eddie. I have been following you guys for a while. Keep it up and you’ll get there. I did over 50 years of the music scene so I’m familiar.

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