Third Man Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of jazz and roots legend Leon Redbone’s debut album On the Track. The news of the Third Man release follows the recent announcement of Leon Redbone’s retirement from both public appearances and recording. On the Track was originally issued on Warner Brothers Records in 1975 and will be reissued exclusively on vinyl by Third Man Records.
Redbone’s career has spanned over four decades and began with his earliest performances on the folk festival and club circuit. His numerous appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Saturday Night Live, and other outlets catalyzed his rise to international recognition. Over the ensuing years he has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, and released thirteen albums of his unique music, a panoply of early music styles that he delivered with his singular laconic idiosyncratic style. A true champion of early American ragtime, blues, and jazz, Leon Redbone has spent a lifetime preserving that musical radition while exposing successive generations to a rich musical heritage of which they might not otherwise have become aware.