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grew up in show business. His father, using the stage name of Quincy
Snodgrass had to miss a gig the night that Lee was born. Lee was so
anxious to absorb living that he made his first appearance into this world
just a tad bit early. He was born in the elevator somewhere around the
ninth floor on August 27,1947.
a child, Lee had the opportunity to listen to some of the greatest names
in the Country and Western music industry. His father not only worked on a
television show, Town Hall Party, which featured a different artist each
week for nine years straight, but Quincy also toured with Tex Ritter for
over 30 years. Lee made his first
television debut at the age of seven while strumming a banjo and
proudly showing off his new Nuties suit. Merle Travis taught Lee how
to play a guitar. Johnny Cash gave him his first rifle. Gene Autry was a
highlight in Lee’s life. Tex Ritter’s sons, John and Tom were his
steadiest of friends, being that their dads worked together. He even had
the enjoyment of having Cheetah from the Tarzan movies live in the family
Lee grew older, he veered away from the C and W scene and ventured into
the Rock and Roll world. His life mirrored that of “American Graffiti”
for a while. Like his father before him, Lee’s love of life made it hard
for anyone to consider him anything but a friend. His full understanding
of the recording business made it easy for him to help others get started
in the music industry. Others were also inspired by Lee’s faith in God.
his early twenties, he worked with groups such as Denny Doherty of (The
Mamas and Papas) doing background vocals. During 1974 after working a bit
with CSNY, he road managed Veronique Sanson for Stephen Stills. Lee became
lifetime friends with Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuel who played bass for CSNY.
Over the next few years, he shared his expertise and
experience with a few groups. During 1976 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, he provided road management and
sound and later, the group Ace, providing road management and lights.
He then moved off to Atlanta, Ga. in 1978
where he worked with The Jerome Olds Band, Pyro,
Tommy Talten Band, and Tall Dogs with Jaimo (from the Allman Brother's
Band).Lee then spent some
time at Axis Recording Studio, and working with Full Tilt featuring
Richard Bell (Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band) and Jim Weider (The
Jim Weider Band).
in the light to it’s fullest, Lee decided to leave show business and
raise his children away from the publicity. He never quit writing and
playing music and thankfully, now that the children are grown, Lee is once
again going public with his songs.
roots run deep and the styles of the numerous players have been varied.
Curtis Mayfield once said that if anyone should know that Lee was a great
songwriter, he should know. Curtis’ faith has helped Lee to continue his
writing as well as others that have now gone from his life, but not his
heart. Quincy, Curtis, Merle, John, Cass, Denny, and so many others
that have shared their lives with Lee, all are felt from within as the
has also played his original songs all over the United States, Canada,
England, & Europe.