Review by Charlie Weintraub
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
If you believe in “fate,” then you can begin to explain Leon Redbone. The Universe decided it needed somebody to keep alive music from the early years of the 20th century, and thus was born Mr. Redbone’s successful career. When people hear the name, a lot of them don’t recognize it or can’t place it; but when they hear the voice they inevitably say, “Oh, yeah … I know him.” Such is the mysterious existence of Leon Redbone.