Rewards | Fire Keeper's Club
Wednesday, October 14 at 8 p.m.
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.
Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Steve Winwood and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, The Rolling Stones, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the list goes on and on.
Leon's musical style is still resonating with his lifelong fans and is inspiring younger listeners who are discovering his music from either the Mad Dogs & Englishmen or Concert For Bangladesh DVDs.
Leon continues to write songs, record, and thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the U.S. Leon's son Teddy Jack, and daughters Sugaree and Tina Rose have previously been in his band and toured with him. His bass player, Jack Wessel, has been in his band for 29 years.