Leon Russell was an American musician and songwriter, known for his work as a session musician, sideman, and solo artist. He was born on April 2nd, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma and passed away on November 13th, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. With a career spanning decades, Russell released numerous albums and even collaborated with his then-wife. His talent earned him induction into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
Influenced by artists such as Lowell George, Little Feat, Stephen Stills, Dave Mason, Gregg Allman, Levon Helm and many others from various genres including rock and folk-rock; Leon Russell's music captivated audiences with its unique blend of styles. His sound resonated with fans who appreciated the soulful melodies he created.
With a discography that includes collaborations with notable performers like Jesse Colin Young, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna and Delaney & Bonnie among others; Leon Russell's impact on the music industry is undeniable. Fans of artists such as Amazing Rhythm Aces or The Flying Burrito Brothers will find enjoyment in exploring his extensive catalog.