Anthony Leon & The Chain is a ″Two Steppin′ Head Bangin′″ Alternative Country Rock band in the vein of Old 97s and Uncle Tupelo. Based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Anthony Leon & The Chain is described by fans as Rockin′ Honky Tonk with a touch of indie pop. Landing somewhere in between Steve Earle and Social Distortion, Anthony Leon & The Chain are a vigorous and talented group of musicians who lace rock and roll with twang and poetry with angst. Comfortable performing both in intimate venues and on big stages, this four piece turns their passion to sweat when they hit the stage, dripping infectious 'good time' energy.
Anthony Leon & The Chain has been playing together for over four years in and around New Mexico at such places as The Launchpad and Low Spirits in Albuquerque, Santa Fe Sol and the Cowgirl in Santa Fe among many other venues. Just recently Anthony Leon received a standing ovation for his solo performance to a sold out crowd at the at The Lensic Performance Center in Santa Fe.
Anthony Leon & The Chain has released two well received CDs, and are currently recording their third. Anthony Leon & The Chain can be seen on tour throughout summer-fall 2014 in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
Anthony Leon & The Chain have been awarded in the Best of Santa Fe for 2011, 2012, and 2014 from the Santa Fe Reporter, and won the Taos Solar Challenge in 2012.
Anthony Leon & The Chain have had the honor to open shows for Billy Joe Shaver, Infamous String Dusters, Reckless Kelly, Lukas Nelson, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, The Silent Comedy, Eddie Spgahetti & The Supersuckers, and many more.