NYCB Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013
$29.50 – $59.50 Buy
Live Nation is pleased to present Leon Russell with special guests Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes plus a special appearance by The Persuasions at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 - $59.50 plus applicable service charges and are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event, date and time are subject to change. For more information, visit: www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.
Leon Russell – the legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma – has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.
Capitol Records released a 16-track Best Of Leon Russell album in April 2011. The compilation includes the single, "If It Wasn't For Bad" from the 2010 duet album, The Union, with Sir Elton John and produced by T-Bone Burnett which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Russell led the famous Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Russell, who was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2011, has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.
Russell’s songwriting credits include “A Song For You,” “Delta Lady,” “Hummingbird,” “Lady Blue,” “Back To The Island,” “Tight Rope,” and “This Masquerade.”
New Jersey’s own Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes celebrated the release of their latest live CD MEN WITHOUT WOMEN: Live 7-2-11. The celebration continues with their live performance at the Theatre at Westbury.
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN: Live 7-2-11 was recorded live on July 2nd, 2011 at the Stone Pony Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes performance with Little Steven Van Zandt. The CD features live versions of the songs from the Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul 1994 album of the same name, along with three Asbury Jukes bonus tracks: “This Time it’s for Real,” “Broke Down Piece of Man” and “It’s Been a Long Time.” MEN WITHOUT WOMEN: Live 7-2-11, produced by John Lyon, Jeff Kazee and Joe Prinzo is now available on iTunes, Amazon, at www.southsidejohnny.com and at Asbury Jukes live shows.
With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes delivered their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, recorded over 30 albums and became known for huge hits like “I Don't Want To Go Home”, “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town”, “The Fever”, “This Time It's For Real” and “Got To Get You Off My Mind”.
Recently, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes released the critically-acclaimed Pills and Ammo CD. While the Jukes are currently touring in various parts of the country, the band is also recording brand new music.
Joining Southside Johnny Lyon on tour this year are Jukes collaborator/musical director Jeff Kazee on Hammond B3 organ and piano, Glenn Alexander on guitar, John Conte on bass, drummer Tom Seguso, trombonist/guitarist Neal "The Dude" Pawley, Chris Anderson on trumpet and John Isley on saxophone.
The Persuasions and their signature a cappella sound was born in Brooklyn, New York in the mid-1960s. The famed group has covered artists such as Frank Zappa, the Grateful Dead, Roy Hamilton, Jerry Butler, Sam Cooke, and Elvis Presley, and toured, performed, and recorded with Joni Mitchell, Liza Minnelli, the Grateful Dead, and Ray Charles. In addition to their own recordings, they have appeared on albums by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, and Paul Pena, and their version of "Papa Oom Mow Mow" appeared on the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Groups as varied as Take 6, Rockapella, The Nylons, and Boyz II Men cite The Persuasions as major influences.