His name was Ennis Boazeman but on stage in front of a country music audience,
fans knew him as Lee Harmon.
He appears to have been a native of Texas and was in the music usiness for many years.
He spent time on the road with such artists as Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Charley Pride.
For many years, a 1972 article notes that he was the lead musician for the Circle C Band.
Along with Wayne Beckham, editor of Country Music Reporter magazine, he operated the
Hi Ho Corral for a time back in 1963.
After that effort, he toured with George Jones for a time.
He left the road life and moved to San Antonio where he opened up a legendary night spot known as the "Junction".
That spot has a place in country music history. It was at Lee's place that a then unknown
singer by the name of Charley Pride made his first appearance in the state of Texas.
Charley later hired Lee and his band for a European tour.
He recorded a couple of singles during his career, though we haven't confirmed it yet,
bot appear to be for teh Stop Records label.
In 1972, health problems had set in. He had undergone surgery and apparently had
been diagnosed with throat cancer. This was said to have left him despondent. His
wife heard a gun shot and he was found dead in his bedroom with a gun in his hand.
He left behind his wife, Lanell along with a daughter and son.
Credits & Sources
- Country Music Reporter; Octoer 1972; Country Music, Inc.;
Fort Worth, Texas