Back Porch Prophets
2002 – Present
Members: Jethro Prophet (Don de Leaumont), Jebodiah Prophet (Bert Wray)
The Back Porch Prophets was the brainchild of myself and one of my best friends in the world, singer/songwriter Bert Wray. At the time, I was living in Concord, NC (just north of Charlotte) and Bert and I decided to join forces to bring something truly unique to the local singer/songwriter team. The concept behind the Back Porch Prophets was that we were two cousins named Jethro and Jebodiah Prophet. We were from Big Lick, NC where we were moonshine runners coming into the big city to play our hillbilly tunes for the city folk. It was always a blast and we played some amazing shows. We always continued to do our own solo shows but to this day, The Back Prophets still exist and whenever we get together we reunite like no time has passed at all. In 2016, we reunited for a special Back Porch Prophets performance in Charlotte, NC in the lot of the Dead and Company show. To this day, it still brings a huge smile to my face whenever the Prophets get back together!