Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 8:00 PM CDT
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.
Capitol Records released a 16 track, "Best Of Leon Russell" album in April 2011. The compilation includes the single, "If It Wasn't For Bad" from the 2010 duet album, The Union, with Sir Elton John and produced by TBone Burnett. "If It Wasn't For Bad" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.
Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Musical Excellence in March, 2011 and inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in June, 2011.
His songwriting credits include 'A Song For You', ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’.