The self proclaimed vagrant / citizen of the world, Reverend James Leg was the son of a Texas preacher, born on gospel music and baptized in the blues.
John Wesley Myers AKA Rev. James Leg, front-man of stripped down two-piece blues rock set Black Diamond Heavies has carved out a solo career with a cult following amongst blues and punk degenerates with nowhere else to turn. Leg’s vocals are like Tom Waits after a cheap bottle of whisky and too many cigarettes.
Working with numerous artists off the Alive Natural Sounds Record label circuit, Leg has produced a sound stripped away of any pretension and levered with rockabilly, blues, punk and gospel influences spanning across the deep-south of the United States.
The reverend stands on two Legs – Solitary Pleasure (2011) and Below the Belt (2015) both released through the label that brought the Black Keys to prominence, Alive Natural-Sound Records.