The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and University of West Georgia Center for Public History, will present the Georgia Roots Music Festival on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center.
This free, one-day event celebrating Georgia’s extensive and diverse musical heritage will include concerts, discussions, exhibits, and opportunities to interact and perform with festival artists from different genres, such as gospel, string band, bluegrass, country, blues, R&B, folk, immigrant music, and more.
The Georgia Roots Music Festival will mark the culmination of an 18-month state tour of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, which includes visual displays and interactive features exploring the early traditions of American music. The exhibit will be displayed at the Woodruff Arts Center beginning January 18, 2014.
The Georgia Roots Music Festival is sponsored by Chuck and Rose Lane Leavell, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts, The Riverview Foundation, and Mr. And Mrs . Brad Turner. [...] Continue Reading…
The Holiday 2013 issue of The Magazine of the American Landowner is now available featuring 2013 Legacy Landowners Rose Lane and Chuck Leavell. Best known as the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, Chuck has spent decades studying and practicing timber management on their Charlane Plantation in Middle Georgia. Rose Lane’s family has owned land in the Peach State since the 18th century, and together the two have created an amazingly diverse operation that offers artistic and photographic retreats; quail, turkey, and deer hunting; and an ever expanding timber operation.
Vintage Guitar magazine has a nice writeup about Michael Lee Firkins’ newest record Yep, featuring Chuck Leavell on keys:
In 1990, Michael Lee Firkins’ first album made a monstrous splash in the guitar community. His soulful use of the tremolo bar showcased a signature style that has morphed to encompass more traditional guitar techniques.
Yep is a Southern-rock opus 10 years in the making, with Firkins as producer, guitarist, and vocalist. His band includes bassist Andy Hess, drummers Michael Bland and Matt Abts, and Chuck Leavell on keys.
Simmering in soulful flavor, the album begins with the honky-tonk of “Golden Oldie Jam” with great bar-room piano from Leavell and slippery slide from Firkins. “Cajun Boogie” takes us to the swamp with its gutsy slide tones and grooving second-line drumming.
“No More Angry Man” features Firkins’ reso-tele (a resonator cone inside a Telecaster body) to great affect. “Out Of Season” is a way-back machine to a time when Southern rock shared the air waves with pop music of the ’70s.
With Gregg-Allman-style vocals, Yep travels that dirty backroad between Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and Black Crowes. Firkins has crafted a singer/songwriter album with exquisite production and luxurious guitar playing.
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Jambands.com has this bit of news on Chuck’s gig with Gregg Allman early next month in Atlanta:
Vince Gill, Dr. John and Chuck Leavell have joined the lineup for All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman.The all-star concert will take place on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The sold out event, honoring the legendary singer, songwriter and musician, will also be filmed to air on AXSTV in May 2014.
Other confirmed acts include: The Allman Brothers Band, Trace Adkins, Jackson Browne, Eric Church, Natalie Cole, Brantley Gilbert, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Jaimoe, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Martina McBride, Pat Monahan, Sam Moore, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Don Was and Widespread Panic. Leavell will perform as part of all-star band Was has put together for the evening. The band will also feature Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp), Jack Pearson and Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow).
Both both Leavell and Pearson are former members of The Allman Brothers Band. Dr. John also has a long history with Allman and recently appeared on his album Low Country Blues. “Allman will also join Leavell at Atlanta Symphony Hall on January 18.
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Music legend Chuck Leavell, who has won a GRAMMY™ Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the Allman Brothers Band and is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, will be joined by special guests Gregg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Robert McDuffie, Randall Bramblett Band, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a special, one-night-only concert celebrating Georgia music.
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Yesterday The Rolling Stones announced a seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand. Today, the band has expanded the jaunt once more.
Before the legendary act heads down under they will play a February 21st show in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a three-night stand at the Tokyo Dome and an additional performance in Macau. As of now there are 12 dates for what’s been dubbed “14 ON FIRE.” Former guitarist Mick Taylor will guest at all shows.
Here’s the “14 ON FIRE” tour as it currently stands:
2/12 @ du Arena (Yas Island) – Abu Dhabi, UAE
2/26, 3/4 & 3/6 @ Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, JPN
3/9 @ CotaiArena – Macau, CHN
3/19 @ Perth Arena – Perth, AU
3/22 @ Adelaide Oval – Adelaide, AU
3/25 @ Allphones Arena – Sydney, AU
3/28 @ Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, AU
3/30 @ Hanging Rock – Macedon, AU
4/2 @ Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, AU
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The Rolling Stones announce 14 ON FIRE one night only concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hanging Rock and Auckland
Hot on the heels of the news that The Rolling Stones will open Adelaide Oval, comes confirmation of another six spectacular Rolling Stones shows for Australia and New Zealand. Frontier Touring & AEG Live today unveil a string of very special ONE NIGHT ONLY shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock as part of the 14 ON FIRE Tour.
Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public onMonday 16 December, with a pre-sale via frontiertouring.com/rollingstones.com from Monday 9 December.
Mick Jagger commented: “Can’t wait to reconnect with all our friends in Australia & New Zealand. It’s been a while since we’ve played to you all, so we are looking forward to being back on stage & playing your favourite songs.”
Keith Richards added: “We all had such a ball this year and so we wanted to keep it going! The energy between the band is better than ever and we’re all looking forward to coming back Down Under. I can’t wait to get back on the stage with the boys”
The 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand will take place in March 2014 and will see The Rolling Stones return to the road after a mammoth run of touring through the States in 2013, an exhilarating and critically acclaimed celebration of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe.
13WMAZ has this story on Chuck’s upcoming appearance at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA this month:
The Moonhanger Group’s Cox Capitol Theatre has teamed up with The Big House Museum to bring a music legend to town right before Christmas. Chuck Leavell & Friends will perform at the Cox on December 21. It’s a benefit for the Allman Brothers museum on Vineville Avenue. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 27 at noon. Prices range from $35 to $62.50, and sponsorships are available starting at $1000, and include table seating. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show is slated for 8:00 p.m.
This concert is the kickoff to a new partnership between the Big House and Cox Capitol Theatre. In a news release from the Big House, Moonhanger Group manager, Wes Griffith, says he’s excited about this “fruitful partnership” between the institutions. He adds, “Given The Big House Foundation’s mission of preserving an iconic part of Macon’s rich musical history and Moonhanger’s mission to celebrate Macon while constantly striving to provide top-notch dining and entertainment options for Maconites and its visitors, we feel that this is the perfect partnership. It is also quite fitting that we get to kick this series off with such a fine performer/philanthropist/Georgian like Chuck Leavell.”
Leavell’s musical career spans more than three decades, and he’s performed with dozens of acts; Most notably, The Allman Brothers Band, and the Rolling Stones. He moved to Macon in 1969, and has lived all over the world since then.
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Sea Change Radio recently posted a piece featuring Chuck! Read about the show, then head over to cchange.net to give a listen!
This week on Sea Change Radio, we dip into the archives to reconnect with three timeless essentials – the sun, the trees and music. First, we hear from Adam Browning, the executive director of Vote Solar, a non-profit organization that advocates for solar power adoption. He talks about the lessons we can learn from success stories like the German solar industry and look at some of the financial innovations emerging around solar.
Then, it’s rock and roll legend, conservationist and environmental author,Chuck Leavell. He has played keyboards for the Rolling Stones since 1985 and is also known for his work with artists ranging from The Allman Brothers Band to Eric Clapton to The Black Crowes. Leavell talks to host Alex Wiseabout the ins and outs of his stellar career as a musician, his founding of the Mother Nature Network and his tireless work for sustainable forestry.
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