Above: Graphic Logo for Belly Up Tavern.
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ’n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.
As a songwriter, Leon’s songs have hit the charts across all genres and have been covered by a diverse range of artists. Ray Charles recorded "A Song For You," B.B. King had a hit with "Hummingbird," The Carpenters with "Superstar" and Joe Cocker with "Delta Lady." The Carpenter’s cover of “Superstar,” written by Leon and Bonnie Bramlett, went to #2 on the pop music charts. George Benson won the “Record of the Year” Grammy in 1976 for his cover of Leon’s song, “This Masquerade,” and it became the first song in music history to hit #1 on the jazz, pop and R&B charts.
Leon Russell will also be performing with Jenny O, a singer-songwriter currently based in Los Angeles, California. The concert will be held on October 21, 2011 at the Belly Up Tavern. Doors open at 8:30 PM and the show begins at 9:00 PM. Google Map.