Music
10:47 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

WCBE Presents Leon Russell @ Woodland's Backyard Fri. Nov. 15, 2013!

WCBE proudly presents Leon Russell at Woodland's Backyard on Friday, November 15th!  

WCBE Presents Leon Russell @ Woodland's Backyard

Alex Dezen of The Damnwells will open up!  Be sure to listen to 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org for chances to win tickets

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.
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. His songwriting c...redits include 'A Song For You', ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’.

Leon and Sir Elton John recorded a duet album produced by TBone Burnett, The Union, which was released October 19, 2010. The single, "If It Wasn't For Bad" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Capitol/EMI released a 16-track compilation CD, The Best Of Leon Russell, on April 5, 2011.

Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Recording Excellence in March 2011.