Jimmy Leahey Interview – Dennis DeYoung – Everyone Loves Guitar

Jimmy Leahy started playing guitar at age 7, learning from his dad, Harry… a well-known jazz player and a prolific teacher in New Jersey. Jimmy’s toured and recorded with John Waite, Patty Smyth, Martha Davis, Gloria Gaynor, Alison Krauss and is currently playing with Dennis DeYoung, from Styx

One of the most optimistic and genuine guys you’ll meet, Jimmy talks about the incredible positive influence his dad had on him, and also the pressure he often felt being “Harry’s son”… a great story about the best gig he had, playing as part of the house band for Bon Jovi’s birthday party – playing alongside Roger Waters, Billy Joel, and Paul McCartney… some of the tougher times he went through, and loads more cool stuff:

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