1/9/14 – Leon Russell and Hot Tuna Acoustic

1/9/14 – Leon Russell and Hot Tuna Acoustic

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LEON RUSSELL AND HOT TUNA ACOUSTIC HEADLINE THE WILBUR THEATRE ON JANUARY 9TH

Boston. MA – Leon Russell and Hot Tuna are set to perform The Wilbur Theatre on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma

who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.

Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh.  Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.   His songwriting credits include ‘A Song For You’, ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’.

 

Leon and Sir Elton John recorded a duet album produced by TBone Burnett, The Union, which was released October 19, 2010.  The single, “If It Wasn’t For Bad” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Capitol/EMI released a 16-track compilation CD, The Best Of Leon Russell, on April 5, 2011. Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Recording Excellence in March 2011. He was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June 2011.

 

From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years — yes! — than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna.

The pair began playing together while growing up in the Washington D.C. area, where Jack’s father was a dentist and Jorma’s father a State Department official. Four years younger, Jack continued in junior high, then high school — while playing professional gigs as lead guitarist at night before he was old enough to drive — while Jorma (who had played rhythm guitar to Jack’s lead) started college in Ohio, accompanied his family overseas, then returned to college, this time in California. Jorma and Jack certainly could not have imagined, let alone predicted, where playing would take them. It’s been a long and fascinating road to numerous exciting destinations. Two things have never changed: They still love to play as much as they did as kids in Washington D.C., and there are still many, many exciting miles yet to travel on their musical odyssey.

 

Bill Blumenreich present Leon Russell and Hot Tuna Acoustic
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 7:30pm
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s Historic Theatre District

Tickets: $30-$50

For more information about Leon Russell and Hot Tuna visit http://www.leonrussellrecords.com/

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