Jimmy Leahey rocked out at the Dennis DeYoung and The Music of the Styx tour.
Jimmy Leahey proved he is a force to be reckoned with while performing with Dennis DeYoung in DeYoung’s new band on the Dennis DeYoung and The Music of the Styx tour. Leahey played lead guitar and vocals alongside August Zadra, also on lead guitar and vocals, when they rocked the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. on Friday night.
Leahey was clearly at ease and his Gibson Les Paul Supreme guitar was crisp, sharp, flawless and clearly resonated with the fans. Leahey is a Jersey boy and and son of the late legendary jazz guitarist Harry Leahey. Jimmy was clearly at home in front of his home state crowd and it showed. He wore his emotions on his sleeve as he banged out legendary Styx cords to the delight of DeYoung and the enthusiastic fans who danced in the isles and shouted along with DeYoung to familiar lyrics. Leahey joined DeYoung in 2008.
Dozens of air-guitarists joined DeYoung’s own air-guitar and played along with Leahey and Zadra to Styx cords that struck a familiar emotional tone.
DeYoung seemed genuinely impressed with the duo of lead guitarists as they stole the spotlight early in their second song of the evening.
Leahey, DeYoung, Zadra and the remaining members of the Dennis DeYoung and The Music of the Styx tour will be in seven more cities through March of 2016.
Next up at the Wellmont Theater will be the Indigo Girls on Jan. 30, Breaking Benjamin “Unplugged” on Jan. 31, Fetty Wap – Welcome To The Zoo on Feb. 4 and Lupe Fiasco on Feb. 9.
All photos are by Scott Kennedy and can be found here.