- Leon Russell – Hot Tuna
Event on 2014-01-16 20:00:00
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 fifty years 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. In the mid 1960's, Jorma was asked to audition for a new band that was forming in San Francisco. Though an acoustic player at heart, he grew interested in the band's electronic gear and decided to join. Soon thereafter he summoned Jack, who now played the bass, from Washington D.C. Jack's experience as a lead guitarist led to a style of bass playing that took the instrument far beyond its traditional role. The unique sound of The Jefferson Airplane was created. Jorma contributed the band's name, drawn from a nickname a friend had for the blues-playing Jorma. Along with the other members of The Jefferson Airplane, Jorma and Jack are 1996 inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Kaukonen-Casady duo created much of The Jefferson Airplane's signature sound, and Jorma's lead and fingerstyle guitar playing characterizes some of the band's most memorable tracks. Jorma and Jack would jam whenever they could and would sometimes perform sets within sets at Airplane concerts. Jorma left Jefferson Airplane after the band's most productive five years, and in 1969 Hot Tuna became a full-time job. Over the next four decades Hot Tuna would perform thousands of concerts and release more than two dozen records.
at The Plaza “Live” Theatre Wanting
425 North Bumby Avenue
Orlando, United States
Event on 2014-03-23 20:00:00
Vancouver-based, China-born singer/songwriter Wanting has announced a North American tour in support of her sophomore album, Say The Words. The tour will launch on Thursday, February 20th in her current home city of Vancouver, B.C. and wrap on Tuesday, March 25th in Seattle, WA — including a stop on March 23rd at The Fillmore. This marks Wanting’s largest tour of North America to date, following a short run of sold-out dates a year ago in support of debut album Everything In The World.
Wanting is currently making her way around Asia, where Say The Words debuted at #1 in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia, and shot to #1 on QQ, a Beijing-based music streaming service boasting more than 780 million members. Additionally, album track “When It’s Lonely,” one of three album trucks sung in her native of Mandarin, is featured on the Chinese version of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie soundtrack.
With Say The Words, which she co-produced with Ron Aniello, Wanting takes her piano-swept pop melodies to the next level, introducing elements of jazz and hip-hop on such tracks as Latin-groove tinged “Time, My Friend” (featuring Far East Movement), retro-soul “Exit This Way” and empowering rock-pop anthem “STHU.” Rounding out the album are two breakout ballads, “Love Ocean” and “When It’s Lonely,” sung in her native Mandarin, and upbeat “Us Under The Sunshine,” in both Mandarin and English.
Listen To “Time, My Friend” (Featuring Far East Movement): http://bit.ly/161wRsi
Wanting’s 2012 debut album Everything In The World exploded last year in Asia. Smash single “You Exist In My Song” raked in more than 100 Million combined video views, was the #1 radio single in China for 8 consecutive weeks and received over 10 awards. The album itself was certified 6x Platinum and received 15 Best New Artist Awards across Asia. Wanting closed out 2012 with a performance on The China Central Television New Year’s Gala, viewed by an estimated audience of 700 million. Earlier this year, Wanting, who has been based in Vancouver for the past several years, was named the city’s first-ever Tourism Ambassador To China.
at The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, United States