Leon Russell’s Birthday Bash
Happy 71st Mr. Russell!
The Master of Space and Time turns 71 this month, and there’s no place on Earth Leon Russell would rather celebrate than in Tulsa – at least we hope so. The fact that the Tulsa-raised music legend has played his party in T-Town for nearly three decades says something, and we look forward to “Delta Lady” from the maestro himself every chance we get. A highly sought session artist in the 1960s, Russell came to prominence as a music arranger, songwriter and then as a solo act. Such songs as “A Song for You” and “This Masquerade” have been covered by dozens of singers, and Russell’s extensive collaborations include working with George Harrison, Joe Cocker and, most recently, Elton John for the album Union. No wonder Oklahoma is proud to call Russell its own. Here’s to many more! The bash will be 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. Tickets ($35-$40) are available at www.bradytheater.com.