Winner of the 2008 IBC solo/duo division, Lionel Young has played with numerous luminaries (Count Basie, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tab Benoit, Chris Cain, Bob Margolin, Otis Taylor, Kenny Neal, Tommy Castro, Jimmy Thackery) and major world venues and festivals (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1988 Olympics, Legendary Blues Cruise Pacific).   Chip Eagle of Blues Revue: “If you’re not familiar with Lionel, you’re missing out…What makes Lionel stand out is that when he plays, he owns the room. He’s one of those special performers whose able to do his own thing while still playing to the crowd.



Dexter Payne photo by Gtretchen Troop

photo by Gtretchen Troop

Dexter Payne – Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica

Dexter Payne, twice a finalist in the Downbeat Readers Poll, with repeat performances on the NBC Today Show, Prairie Home Companion, KOOL (now JVC) Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and in 12 countries throughout the Americas. With Judy Roderick for many years, he has played often with Lionel Young since 1995. Also performed/recorded with Dr John, Artie Traum, Rene Marie, Washboard Chaz, Beth Carvalho, Johnny Long, Little Joe McLerran and many others. Dexter has 3 CDs out in collaboration with composer Thiago de Mello. “After five sets I was ready to hear more.” Gary Giddins, Village Voice

12 thoughts on “Band

  1. Saw your show on Saturday at Tremblant. On of THE sexiest sets I have ever seen and heard….Lionel your voice is amazing. The a capella at the end was fabulous. The solos were sick they were so good….you guys have the goods
    Thank you all for a memorable show, will be seeing you again whenever possible.
    Irene – a Montreal blues fan

  2. My husband Steve and I ‘inhaled’ your music last night at Herman’s Hideaway! Each one of you is such a big and ultimate part of the band that combining each of your talents makes for a HUGE, HUGE band! 🙂
    Thank you for gift last night! We are planning of going to see you tomorrow at City Park!

  3. I saw your show in Reno Nevada at Cargo
    I was blown away. I want to hear more!!!
    All the guys are artists!

  4. Saw you guys for the first time at Hazel’s birthday party. Absolutely incredible! By far the best performance of the night.

  5. Caught your set at Alonzo’s Memorial Picnic put on by The Baltimore Blues Society yesterday in Rosedale/Baltimore, MD (I sang a couple with The Bad Influence Band). Great show, consummate musicianship and a unique sound….what’s not to like? FABULOUS!!

  6. Saw the band in Monroe, MI and was floored by the show put on. I’ve been going to concerts since the early 70’s but have never been as impressed as I was that night. I sincerely this band does some national touring and plays anywhere near Detroit, I for one will definately be in attendance and will recruit others to join me. Thank you for the great music and wonderful evening.

  7. Fabulous set at New West Fest. You drew a huge crowd and everyone was loving the music. Young and old alike were jammin to the delicious sounds. Thank you – I am off to buy your cd!

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