Jimmy Leslie is a renaissance man on the Bay Area music scene. He’s a “freehand” guitarist with a funky roots-rock style, a soaring soulful singer, a multi-faceted writer, and an event producer. Leslie’s artistic credits include the Honey Island Swamp Band, Shana Morrison, and his original band Spirit Hustler featuring drummer Jeremy Hoenig (Terrapin Family Band), bassist Steve LaBella (El Metate), and slide guitar ace Jules Leyhe. Leslie is also the leader of the Bay Area’s premier Allman Brothers tribute—the Allmond Brothers. Jimmy is currently Editor of Guitar Player magazine’s Frets acoustic section, and he coordinates GP Presents events. Leslie co-founded the Guitarfish Music Festival near Tahoe, and the Star City Music Festival in Brisbane, CA.