MEETING: 5:00 pm
45 Murray St
(between Broadway & Church St)
New York, NY 10007
Wednesday, July 10 2013, 7:00 PM to unspecified
ARTIST/EVENT: Leon Russell
WHERE: Rockefeller Park
corners of River Terrace and Warren Streets
DESCRIPTION: Leon Russell has spent nearly seven decades in music as a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. Originally renowned as one of the premier session musician in all of popular music, Russell was a longtime member of the famed studio ensemble known as The Wrecking Crew, and played with Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and many others. Russell attained superstar status as the music director for Joe Cocker's legendary 1970 tour Mad Dogs and Englishmen, followed in 1971 by his thrilling appearance with George Harrison and Bob Dylan at the Concert For Bangla Desh at Madison Square Garden. Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after producing a Grammy-nominated album with Elton John in 2012.
DIRECTIONS: Take the 1/9 or 2/3 to Chambers Street and walk West on Chambers towards the water, or  take the A/C to Chambers Street and walk West on Warren Street.  By Bus: Take the M20 or M22 buses.
VENUE NOTES: There√≠s plenty of room to stand, set up a lawn chair, or spread out a blanket. All events in Rockefeller Park are free. This venue is wheelchair accessible.