2000 - 2001
Production of solo CD "Leon Rubenhold A Close Circle of Friends". V/O California State Lotto radio spot. Played with regional artist Carl Gustave at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival in the Caribbean.
Performed with Bob Tench, P.P. Arnold and Elton John rhythm section in London. Played in the house band with Johnny Lang on his 21st birthday party celebration. Wrote and performed song "Cycle Dudes" for feature film "Starry Night" about Van Gough released by Universal Video. Wrote and performed songs "Back in the Hippie Days" and "Lethal Beat" for the feature film "Timothy Leary's Dead".
Title song in the two-part video package "Down in Roswell" produced by Paul Davids.
Performed on T.V. commericial for Tyco Toys "Sparkle" Films.
Song "Deep Gully" from "The Outlaw Blues Band Breaking In" sampled by De La Soul on CD "Balune State of Mind" Organized, wrote and performed material for original rock band City Beat.Toured with R&B show featuring Wilson Pickett, Jr. Walker, Percy Sledge, and Eddie Floyd.Local West Coast dates with Soul Singer Bobby Womack. Played on T.V. show soundtrack for "Wonder Years", HBO special making of "A River Runs Through It".
Toured with R&B show featuring The Rivingtons and The Drifters.
Toured Japan with R&B show featuring Wilson Pickett, Chuck Berry, and Ben E. King.
Played on T.V. show soundtracks for "World's Greatest Commercials" and "Guiness Book Of World Records".
Played on two tracks on The Manhattans' album "Back to Basics".
Signed to Deke Richards, 42nd St. Music Publishing Company. Co-wrote songs and recorded with Motown artists The Four Tops.Wrote and performed a song for the movie "Winners Take All".
Toured Japan with Soul Singer Wilson Pickett. Toured East Coast with R&B show featuring Wilson Pickett and James Brown. Opened three nights in Wash. D.C. with Bobby Womack for The Rolling Stones Concert Tour.
Played with the "Soul Clan" show in NYC featuring Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke, Don Covay, and Ben E. King. Wrote and recorded six songs on the "Rainbow Red Oxidizer" album produced by "Bumps" Blackwell for Bomp Records.
Played on "Doonesbury" soundtrack album for cartoonist Gary Trudeau produced by Steve Cropper. Played the "Hallelujah" show at the L.A. Forum featuring Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Jane Fonda, The Edwin Hawkin Singers and many others. Toured with La Costa Tucker in the S.F. Bay area. Played with David Ruffin of The Temptations at the last major show at the Whisky A'Go Go. Played on soundtrack albums "Zapped" featuring Scott Baio,"Homework", and "Pipe Dreams" with Gladys Knight.
Original recording band Axis with Fuzzy Samuels (CSN&Y) and P.P. Arnold (Ikette,Immediate Records) Original recording band produced by Lowell George of Little Feat for Clean/Atlantic Records.
As member of the Outlaw Blues Band recorded two albums with producer Bob Thiele (John Coltrane, Impulse Records, Buddy Holly, etc.): "The Outlaw Blues Band and the People" and "The Outlaw Blues Band Breaking In" favorable review in DownBeat Magazine May 15, 1969. Toured as lead guitarist in the S.F.Bay area with George "Harmonica" Smith. Backed up Blues legends John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bukka White, Taj Mahal, Freddie King, Bo Didley and many others on West Coast Dates.