Classic Rock: Leon Russell at the Dirty Bourbon

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.

Tickets are $28 in advance, $33 day of show (including a $3 service charge). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW),[masked], Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.

To Purchase Tickets: https://holdmyticket.com/checkout/event/150884

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.

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! THIS WILL SELL OUT!

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  • MARIA D

    Good job Jan. happy to see they acknowledged your concerns.

    January 28, 2014

  • Maggie

    I'm here! Where's everyone?? :)

    January 26, 2014

    • Jan J.

      Maggie: I was sitting at the table directly in front of the entrance. Sorry you didn't find us.

      January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found a table on the left side of the stage (opposite of the reserved tables). Sorry to have missed the group, but had a mini group that was awesome.

      January 28, 2014

  • Jan J.

    Wow! Leon blew the roof off the Dirty Bourbon. He can sing as wall as he did 40 years and NO ONE can play honky tonk piano better. So glad I got to catch this performance. Two issues: I agree with Nathan that the sound system was poor. And I am quite upset that "management" evicted our members from the one of the tables we arrived early to save. I was told there were no reserved tables. That proved to be untrue. Was this AMP or the D.B.? Don't know but intend to find out.

    January 27, 2014

    • Jan J.

      I received apologies from both Neal Copperman of AMP (the event promoter) and The Dirty Bourbon about the table eviction. D.B. said they were responsible and this will not occur at future AMP events at their venue. AMP policy is to NOT reserve seats at open seating events. Many of our posted events are AMP events and they do a great job.

      January 27, 2014

  • David

    Great!

    January 27, 2014

  • Elvis

    Leon, as usual, showed that You are as young as your last show, and Baby, he is STILL in top form !

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome

    January 27, 2014

  • Maggie

    Great show!

    January 27, 2014

  • Nathan M.

    I enjoyed the concert thoroughly. Leon did not dissapoint, I loved the classics the medleys the old time rock. What a night. My only issue was with the poor sound system at the Dirty Bourbon. I've seen Leon many times in vaious venues, so I am spoiled. The Dirty Bourbon desperately needs to upgrade their. sound system. It was great to meet you, Jan and others. Until next time, all the best.
    Nathan

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I threw my back out today and won't be able to make it.

    Cynthia C

    January 26, 2014

  • Jan J.

    The Dirty Bourbon informed me they will be opening the doors at 6:30 although this has not been advertised. If you can, please arrive at 6:30 to help hold tables as they do not accept reservations.Thanks!

    January 23, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    I may have one ticket to sell - I'll know on Wednesday.

    Jeff-[masked]

    January 20, 2014

    • Jan J.

      Jeff, does this change your RSVP headcount?

      January 23, 2014

  • Audrey

    I was told the doors will not open until 7.

    January 22, 2014

    • Jan J.

      Will contact the Dirty Bourbon to find out what arrangements we can make. Thanks for the heads-up.

      January 23, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    I definitely have 1 ticket for sale

    Jeff

    January 22, 2014

    • MARIA D

      Jeff have you sold the ticket?

      January 22, 2014

    • Jeff C.

      I sold my ticket.

      January 22, 2014

  • T L.

    Sounds like a plan, I can be there about 6:45. Jan have not seen you in forever, looking forward to 2014 events!
    T

    December 22, 2013

  • Jan J.

    I will be there before 6:30 to save seats. ARRIVE AS EARLY AS YOU CAN! It's tough to hold seats when the venue is filled -- people get angry and folks from other meetups want to sit at our tables. It works best if there's at least one person at each table we're trying to hold. Our current headcount is 20 -- about five tables. Look for my red shirt or jacket and the meetup signs. PLEASE: if you're NOT ATTENDING change your RSVP so we don't battle to hold your seat!

    January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jan, I can get there early too.

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll look for the meetup signs and I have my ticcket
    Cynthia C

    December 23, 2013

  • Jan J.

    I'll show up an hour early to claim seats. Look for Meetup signs on the tables. There will probably be folks there from other Meetup groups -- so the more of us that show up to grab a table the better! FYI: the Dirty Bourbon does not serve food so bring your dinner with you to eat before the show!

    December 22, 2013

    • Nathan M.

      Wondrerful, jan. Thanks so much. Nathan

      December 22, 2013

  • David

    Sounds good!

    December 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let me know where and when you plan to meet. Cynthia C

      December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think that would be a great idea! Cynthia

    December 21, 2013

  • Nathan M.

    I'm wondering how many of us committed to attending Leon Russell's concert would be interested in showing up an hour early to claim their seats. There is no asigned seating so it's first come first serve. This will allow us to get acqainted. I've been a mamber for some time yet have yet to meet fellow members. Who's in?

    December 21, 2013

  • Pj D.

    I would live to attend, will know more in a week or so if its actually feasible. I'll have to take a chance on a ticket still being a available.

    December 8, 2013

    • Nathan M.

      PJ, I just bought my rickets a few days ago no problem. Best of luck,

      December 8, 2013

  • Jan J.

    The Dirty Bourbon is NOT a reserved seating venue.

    September 28, 2013

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