Chuck Leavell Interview
Chuck Leavell is one of the world’s premier blues rock pianists—a veteran musician who has recorded and toured with many of the best-known names in the business. He is perhaps best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Black Crowes, and his legendary years with the Allman Brothers Band in the ’70s.
He’s a phenomenal musician who’s been part of so much musical history. I’ve done two interview with Chuck. In 2008 Chuck did an extensive career retrospective interview with me for All About Jazz,(you can hear about 60% at the bottom of the page — about an hour and 15 minutes.) However, because of the audio quality I would suggest reading the print version.
Luckily, our 2012 interview has good audio quality plus audio clips from Chuck’s Piano Blues CD– see below.
2012 Audio Interview
In 2012 I caught up with Chuck again after he received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and released Back To The Woods, his tribute CD to the early blues piano players with guest appearances by John Mayer and Keith Richards.
Here is a lower quality partial audio from Chuck’s 2008 print interview: