Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the ears of music fans for more than 40 years now. His piano and keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, The Black Crowes, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Train, Montgomery-Gentry, Lee Ann Womack and many, many more. In addition to being a well established pianist/artist in the music industry, Leavell is also a published author, long time tree farmer, co-founder of the popular website The Mother Nature Network, and keeps busy with his advocacy work on behalf of the environment. At the age of 13, Chuck got the opportunity to see Ray Charles in concert. He recalls, “Ray and the band played an incredible show, and it had such an impact on me that I made up my mind there and then that that was what I wanted to do. I decided that night what I wanted as my career.” When he was 15, Leavell made his way to Muscle Shoals, AL, and the legendary studios there, where he played on several records, including Freddie North’s soul classic Don’t Take Her, She’s All I’ve Got.
What do Oregon, the Head of the American Hiking Society and the Keyboardist of the Rolling Stones Have in Common?
Trees are not silent partners. This Saturday, longtime touring keyboardist of rock-‘n’-roll icons the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd Chuck Leavell, and Bruce Ward, former president of the American Hiking Society, are bringing awareness to Oregon’s woods in their new anthology docuseries, America’s Forests. “A mutual friend, Bob Williams, a forester from New Jersey, introduced […]
It’s March in Macon, which means that spring is in the process of revealing itself. Blossoms bloom. Temperatures rise … and … wait for it. … It’s almost Cherry Blossom Festival time. Many of the usual events surrounding the Cherry Blossom Festival seem to be on the books again this year, including some of my […]
Following Chuck Berry’s death in March, Keith Richards paid tribute to his musical idol for the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. Chuck Berry once gave me a black eye, which I later called his greatest hit. We saw him play in New York somewhere, and afterward I was backstage in his dressing room, where his […]
Billy Bob Thornton on headlining a pre-White House correspondents’ dinner concert with Chuck Leavell
Many celebrities aren’t exactly jazzed about this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner or the parties surrounding it, but here’s a notable exception: Billy Bob Thornton. The actor-musician is slated to headline the third annual White House Correspondents’ Jam, a concert the evening before the dinner that features bands made up of journalists, with a […]
Rock ‘n’ roll greats owe a debt of gratitude to their father, Chuck Berry, who invented nearly every guitar lick they know. Many of these legends weighed-in in the aftermath of the legend’s death on March 18. Shortly after Berry’s passing, Dave Edmunds, the Welsh-born singer, songwriter and musician, posted his own remembrance on his […]
Chuck Leavell, who was born in Birmingham, Alabama, started his first band in 1966 at the age of fourteen. A largely self-taught keyboard artist, he became a session musician and later performed with Dr. John, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Gregg Allman. He joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1972, and his piano and keyboard […]
|Tour: Chuck Leavell|
|04/28/17||Washington, D.C.||The Hamilton||US|
|Admission: Private Event!. White House Correspondents’ Jam – w/ The Boxmasters featuring Billy Bob Thorton|
|05/01/17||Atlanta, GA||Fox Theatre||US|
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