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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. He has collaborated with hundreds of artists and the best of the business throughout his career, including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Ringo Star, and many, many more. Early in his career, Russell became one of the best session musicians in Hollywood and he played on hundreds of hit records in the 1960's. Not only did Leon build a recording studio in his home and found a record label, but he also released his self-titled debut album in 1970. And a few years later Billboard Magazine named Leon the top concert attraction for 1973. His impressive career over the years includes songwriting, recording, producing, touring, and many other impressive talents. And today Leon continues to thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the United States!
Awards & Accolades
Leon Russell received a lifetime achievement award by the Bare Bones International Film Festival in 2006. Later that year he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Last year Leon was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was given the Award for Musical Excellence.
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