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The Eye of the Acoustic Storm

Leon Russell

Each week, a different artist is spotlighted in "The Eye of The Acoustic Storm." Hourly segments of "The Eye" feature the artist's music along with bio information and sound bites.

A singer-songwriter, producer and influential keyboardist, Leon Russell combined several genres into a unique sound with rock, blues, jazz, country, and even gospel music.  As a session musician, he played piano for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, and many more. Some of his best known songs are "Tighrope," "A Song for You" and "Delta Lady." In 2010, Leon collaborated with Elton John on the "Uniion" album and concert tour.  Leon Russell passed away November 13, 2016 at the age of 74.