Leonard Wells

In 1978, while immersed in the music scene in Athens GA, Austin took his band to Stone Mountain Recording, near Atlanta, to lay down this haunting track about a retired realroad engineer.  Notable among his bandmates on the session is Brian Burke, who performed often with Austin at Athens’ “Last Resort” night club, and went on to form the popular “Normaltown Flyers” band.

A co-founder of the “Resort”, Terry “Mad Dog” Melton, played a huge role in the dynamic music scene of those years, and Austin provides a vivid evocation of his exploits with Terry and Brian in “Mad Dog’s Rembrandt” from his 2010 album, “In The Blue Ago“.

Leonard Wells


Austin Church – Lead vocal
Brian Burke – Rhythm guitar & Harmony vocal
Boone Montgomery – Bass
Jimmy Cavanaugh – Fiddle
Ed Dye – Drums

Recorded 1978 at Stone Mountain Recording
Mastered By: John Eberle
Produced By: Homer Bratcher and Bob Arnold

“Leonard Wells”
words and music by
Austin Church
Churchman Music (BMI)
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