“Washboard Chaz” Leary has achieved international renown as an ambassador of Louisiana culture and outstanding roots musician. His reputation as a consummate performer has earned him accolades from collaborators and critics the world over. Originally from New York, Chaz arrived in NOLA in 2000 and immediately formed the Washboard Chaz Blues Trio. Shortly after he joined Matt Perinne and Alex McMurray to create the Tin Men, who frequently play downtown New Orleans with a verve that’s hard to match. Chaz has shared the stage with a whole host of legendary New Orleans musicians like the Iguanas, the Jazz Vipers, Anders Osborne and more.
Aside from his trademark washboard, Chaz’s talents also extend to vocals and arrangements, as well as other forms of hand percussion. Whatever he’s playing this week, Washboard Chaz is a can’t-miss face in New Orleans’ rich musical tapestry.