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Guitar, Harmonica, Trumpet, Mandolin, Banjo and a raft of African Finger Pianos: Kalimba, Sansa, Mbuti, Mbira, Morimbula, and Rhumba Box.

Welcome to our website! In case you don't know us, we are David Leonard and Roselyn Lionheart. We have been making music and performing together all over the world since 1959. If you do know us, then you might have seen us performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, on the Smithsonian Institute's PBS "River of Song" documentary, at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, or on the streets of the famous French Quarter in New Orleans. After you explore our website, please sign our guestbook/message board, or sign up for our mailing list. We'd love to hear from you!


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Remembering Ailene Butler

Roselyn's mother Ailene passed on to her reward on February 20, 2002. Ailene moved to Flint, Michigan with her family when she was three. As an adult, she became a groundbreaking leader in Flint and the surrounding community, working for civil rights and social justice as well as running her own business, long before women were commonly accepted in such roles.

Read More About Ailene Butler's Life Here...


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GAMBIT: "a one band Jazz Fest"

VARIETY: "David & Roselyn report on ghetto life..as sincerely as Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly wrote for their times."

BILLBOARD: "We started getting our best acts in October with David & Roselyjn, New Orleans type street singers."

COLOGNE EXPRESS: "David & Roselyn heated up the audience(who)appreciated the music with lots of applause and piles of money."


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