Here’s a great interview from the Wall Street Journal, Aug 9, 2019:
One of the greatest pianists in rock ’n’ roll history divides his energy between music and farming
“Chuck Leavell is the calm in the eye of the Rolling Stones’ crossfire hurricane. Throughout the band’s current 17-show “No Filter” tour of American stadiums, you’ll find the keyboardist center-stage, within eyeshot of every member of the 11-person group. He’s the guy they look toward to steady the ship if they feel a song wobbling or need a reminder or a cue.
While the 76-year-old Mick Jagger rooster-struts across the giant stage, showing no signs of his recent heart surgery, Keith Richards and Ron Wood peel off the loud, raunchy guitar riffs that have defined the band’s music for 55 years, and Charlie Watts drums out the beat. Mr. Leavell sits behind an electric piano, grinning through his white beard. He says that he came by his current role of music director for arguably the world’s greatest rock ’n’ roll band quite organically”….
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Learn how to play rock and blues piano from one of rock’s greatest. Chuck Leavell, legendary keyboardist for The Rolling Stones, The Allman Bros, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and more.