ABOUT LEE'S WORLD
Dysfunctional Farm boy, Father, Husband, Philosopher, Singer, Guitar Player, Songwriter, Alien
91 Gibson Dove
Favorite Vacation Spot
Crownsnest Pass, Vancouver Island
Archeology, Ancient History, Native Peoples, Shamanism, Paranormal, Quantum Physics, Consciousness
Don’t be a dick!
Lee grew up in the small southern Alberta village of Tilley. His Dad was a Rancher/Truck driver and was always on the road. Lee had the responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of a cattle ranch, mostly on his own, at the age of 14.
His Mother was a music lover; she continually played classic country records from the 50’s and 60’s…. Cash, Jennings, Haggard and Elvis. “ I listened to those old records a million times by the time I was 10, I swear I learned them by osmosis. But it was Nirvana that made me dig out my Mom’s old Anjo acoustic guitar and teach myself some chords. I was a really bad grunge singer and it would be years before I got back to my roots and re-discovered Johnny Cash and those old records. That’s where I found my baritone voice.”
In his family, music and the arts were never promoted as a viable career option. So for a decade after High School, Lee worked on a Drilling rig, and as a Process Operator at a Fertilizer company, with a lot of crappy jobs in between.
By 2002, Lee quit the oil patch and moved to Calgary to follow his passion.
“ I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to give music a shot, and I’m glad I did. In 2005 I met my wife of 11 years and we had 2 boys. I then became mostly a stay at home Dad.”
Since then he has placed 1st in Country 105’s 2006 Rising Star competition and have had the honor to open shows for the likes of Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, Aaron Prichett, Brad Johner, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and The Barenaked Ladies.
“I know I made the right decision, and I’ve never regretted it”
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