A native of Los Angeles, Lee Spath was exposed to drums, big band music and jazz by his father who was also a drummer. After majoring in music at Cal State Northridge, his interest in jazz and different styles of music took hold, leading to a varied list of credits including Thelma Houston, Della Reese, Bobby Bryant, Randy Crawford and Maria Muldaur. His many recording credits include Robert Cray's Grammy-winning, platinum selling Strong Persuader album. Along with MALT and his freelance work, Lee is currently performing and recording with the legendary BB Chung King and the Buddaheads.