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.
Forbes: Rolling Stones Pianist Chuck Leavell Discusses Breaking New Studio Release, ‘Blue And Lonesome’
Chuck Leavell is neither British nor is he an official member of The Rolling Stones, but he might as well be: He has toured and recorded with the famous rock band now for more than three decades. As such, the venerable keyboardist, who hails now from Macon, GA, plays an important role in the Stones […]
The Rolling Stones have shared a new song from their upcoming album of blues covers, ‘Blue & Lonesome’. ‘Hate To See You Go’ is one of two songs written by legendary blues musician Little Walter to feature on the band’s first studio album in over a decade. ‘Blue & Lonesome’ will be released on December […]
Indio, California – Midway through the Rolling Stones’ opening night set at the inaugural Desert Trip festival last weekend, guitarist Keith Richards cracked, “It’s nice to be here. It’s nice to be anywhere.” That joke, he noted, is “an old one, but a good one.” So, too, the six bands at Desert Trip. On Oct. 7, […]
The London-born rhythm and blues band the Rolling Stones, which got its start playing covers of blues standards at pubs and clubs, has announced the pending arrival of its new album. Called “Blue and Lonesome.” The 12-song record is a tribute to the blues artists who inspired Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and their […]
The Rolling Stones will end their longest-ever studio album drought on Dec. 2 with the release of Blue & Lonesome.Recorded in just three days last December at British Grove Studios in West London, the 12-track disc is described as an effort that “takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always […]