Leon Russell has been called a rock and roll Renaissance man, and indeed there is little that this Oklahoma-bred singer-pianist hasn't done. His half-century in music stretches from his teen years in Oklahoma in the late Fifties (after Leon graduated from high school, his band, the Starlighters, went on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis) to his recent inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Between his solo work, contributions to high-profile albums by other artists, and screen exposure in the "Concert for Bangladesh" and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" documentaries, Russell became a veritable superstar in the Seventies. He's also been a notable music-business entrepreneur, having founded his own studio (Skyhill) and several labels (Shelter, Paradise and Leon Russell Records), and a prolific and celebrated songwriter.
Most of all, Leon Russell has enjoyed a remarkable and lengthy career as a performing and recording artist. His all-encompassing style ranges from raucous, gospel-inflected rock to heartfelt romantic ballads. He's also cut albums of country and bluegrass music, delved into the Great American Songbook, and recorded an album of Christmas hymns. He's recognized as one of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan and even recorded with Dylan ("Watching the River Flow") in the mid-Seventies. His recent collaboration with Elton John, The Union, was nominated for a Grammy and awarded a five-star review by Rolling Stone.
Over the course of five decades, Russell has proven himself to be a proudly eclectic product of America's vast musical landscape. "I like all kinds of music, and I hate to do the same thing all the time," he remarked of his far-ranging muse.
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The Dirty Bourbon is rigidly 21 and over. They will not let you in without an ID. There is limited seating and a great dance floor.
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