Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds trace their origins to Jayess, MS where in 1965, father Leo Jackson Sr. and son formed the Melody Clouds. Leo and his family grew up steeped in traditional gospel but over the decades, slowly evolved into a rousing rock gospel group which gets crowds dancing regularly at Jazzfest, the French Quarter Festival, the Voodoo Experience, and recently, added the Essence Music Festival to their list.
The senior Jackson left in the 80’s, but Leo Jackson Jr. carried on and moved the group to New Orleans to be closer to their regular gigs. They still pay tribute to their roots in Jayess though on crowd-pleasers such as “Country Boy” where they never miss a chance to talk to the crowd about their rural Mississippi upbringing.
Check out their Voodoo set online at http://vimeo.com/52442409