THE CORE: Leland Sklar

Bass virtuoso Leland Sklar is the core, polestar, the guiding light of the “BASS”, and of Rock-N-Roll itself. Aside from being the leading sessions bassist on the planet for 5 decades the poetry of his longevity is the fact that he evolves, and is able to reinvent himself and reinvent the future….He is already etched in eternity in over 30,000 songs and on over 2,600 albums. He has enough energy in an instant to light up Times Square and Coney Island together, all at once…

He has played for and with nearly every artist on the planet including: Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Randy Newman, Randy Edelman, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Toto,… and that only scratches the surface. Aside from that he has been given the middle finger by the entire world as seen in over 6,000 pictures displayed inside his bestselling coffee table extravaganza “Everybody Loves Me.”

What you might not know about Leland is that he is also a superb artist other than on the canvas of music. He also began his musical endeavors as a classically trained pianist falling in love with the bass quite by accident. Each and every day, never wavering you can find him on his YouTube channel, also an accident where nearly a million fans and followers watch and listen to whatever he has to say.

Currently he has just come off a tour with his band “The Immediate Family” comprised of four of the most recorded, respected and popular players in modern music including Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, and additionally Steve Postell. Their newest album is self-titled and can be heard via Quarto Valley Records. Also watch for “The Immediate Family” documentary by film maker Danny Tedesco expected to release this year.

Leland Sklar doesn’t let his past steal his present. His fans find their light in his spark which shifts and multiples scattering it’s radiance on our lives. Like everything more precious, more valuable and shared, every miracle is made out of the staff of stars.

The official website for Leland Sklar may be found at https://lelandsklarsbeard.com

 

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