Author name: Bill Janovitz

Guardian Coverage

‘He was central to music history’: the forgotten legacy of Leon Russell In an illuminating new book, the incredible highs and devastating lows of the influential musician are remembered Great piece by Jim Farber on the occasion of the Leon Russell book

Order Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time’s Journey Through Rock & Roll History

On Sale March 14, 2023 Order here or anywhere you prefer to buy books. DESCRIPTION The definitive biography of legendary musician, composer, and performer Leon Russell, a profound influence on countless artists, including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, and the world of music as a whole. Leon …

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New Music!

In December, I finished the first draft of my Leon Russell biography, which will hopefully be published in Spring 2023 by Hachette Books. As January is a slow time for my day job, I have taken the creative momentum from the book project and channeled it into music. Buffalo Tom is slowly but surely working …

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So Sad About Charlie

One of my favorite musicians, from my favorite band, has passed away. Here is something I wrote in 2012 about Charlie’s playing. Recording the White Man’s Blues in the Deep South. Keith and Mick stood at the same microphone at Muscle Shoals, lights dimmed, splitting a fifth of bourbon, and simultaneously sang the melodies and …

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Virtual Happy Hour 9

Jasmine cocktail. Set List: Dry Land You’ll Never Catch Him Crueler Staples Wendell Gee (R.E.M.) Torch Singer The Bus Fortune Teller Taillights Fade Like Shadows Larry I’m Allowed Comfort You (Van Morrison) Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Willie Nelson, by Fred Rose) Memory Motel (Rolling Stones) Velvet Roof Sweet Virginia (Rolling Stones) Frozen Lake …

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