with Al Rose
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 8:00 PM CST
(7:00 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
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, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Bruce Hornsby, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, Carl Radle, Chuck Blackwell, Don Preston, Jesse Ed Davis, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Astronauts, The Accents, The Fencemen, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Tractors and on and on and on…
Born on May 7, 1980 in Paducah, Kentucky, to Louis and Sandra Lynn, Nathan grew up musselling and fishing on the Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland rivers with his father Louis. With both sides of his family having lived and farmed in the Jackson Purchase since the 1830’s, Lynn was surrounded by the importance of knowing where he came from and holding tight to home.
He was introduced to music at a young age. While his father was choir leader at Spring Bayou Baptist Church, his sister, Rachel, is an acclaimed gospel singer in the group Trinity. Nathan’s uncle, Randal Lynn, introduced him to Merle Travis and Bill Monroe and was a major influence on Nathan as a guitarist.