Lefty Hathaway


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Steel guitar, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass.


Lefty Hathaway is a piano player, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, arranger, and all around performer. Born in the UK in the late 70's, Lefty moved around quite a bit and has spent the majority of his life around the US. He has played with many different outfits ranging from blues, jazz fusion, rock, pop, reggae, country bluegrass, and more. He will tell anyone who asks he is most influenced by music from Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Dr. John, The Meters, Bill Withers, Frank Zappa, Fela Kuti, Allen Toussaint, Stevie Wonder, and many others from Motown, London Sound, and even the jamband hippy counter culture that brought forth great touring bands like Little Feat, Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers.
Since arriving in Athens, GA in 2008 Lefty played with many talented local musicians, establishing himself as part of the hard-working Athens music community. Local journalists have coined him as a force on the keys, layering elements of funky jazz tied in with roots-y soul. Shacks (Plough Lane Records 2012) is a barrel house of emotion spawning from an 18 month session at The Quad & Vision Sound Lab in Nashville, TN and Full Moon Studios in Lefty's hometown of Athens, GA.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 20 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
42 years


Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Allen Toussaint, Frank Zappa, Little Feat, GD, Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Otis Redding, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Lonny Liston Smith, Professor Longhair, Rolasnd Kirk, Herbie Hancock, Willy Nelson, Medeski Martin & Wood,, Led Zep, Chic Corea, Bruce Hornsby, Coltrane, Freddie King, Danny Gatton, Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Hendrix, Blackalicious, Bill Monroe, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Beatles, SunRa, Martin Sexton, Conway Twitty, Ornette Coleman, Phish, Digable Planets, Aretha, Bela Fleck and Flecktones, Taj Mahal, Greyboy Allstars, Fishbone, Red hot chilis before one hot minute, Tony Rice, Sly and the family, Tribe Called Quest, Stevie, Sam Bush, Led Zepp, Anything Les Claypool, Talking Heads, Jerry Douglas, McCoy Tyner, Janes Addiction and David Grisman.............many, many, more!

Members Of Band

This is a ever growing list of musicians and bandmates since our first show in 2009. (S) indicates friends who joined us for "Shacks" (Plough Lane Records 2012). (L) indicates bandmates and repeat guests of the stage.
Past and Present
-Lefty Hathaway (S) (L)
-Daniel Bell (S) (L)
-Mike Strickland (S) (L)
-Greg Cooler (S) (L)
-Greg Kearney (S) (L)
-Clint Smith (L)
-Avery Dylan (L)
-Adam Poulin (L)
-Michael McClain (S)
-Solomon Wright (L)
-Betsy Franck (S)
-Ben Easley (S)
-Mikie Martel (S)
-Jon Cavendish (S)
-Jonathan Solomon (S)
-Half Dozen Brass Band (L)