Like his name indicates, Washboard Chaz Leary plays an old fashioned washboard. But it's more than that. Attached to the board is an assortment of tin cans, bells and a woodblock played with thimble-covered fingers that coax out a swinging rhythm accompanied by a gentle sense of humor. As a singer, songwriter and percussionist Chaz is one of a kind in his chosen medium of acoustic country blues. He has played with almost every musician in New Orleans with his own groups Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Palmetto Bug Stompers, Tin Men, Washboard Rodeo and sitting in with every band on the mainstage of Chaz Fest.