The GRAMMY Museum Presents “An Evening With Leland Sklar”
Leland Sklar will be appearing at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on November 8th for “An Evening with Leland Sklar.” The event will include an intimate chat with Sklar moderated by museum artistic director Scott Goldman followed by a performance.
The legendary session bassist has contributed to over 2,600 albums with some of the world’s greatest artists: James Taylor, Alice Cooper, Billy Cobham, Barbara Streisand, BB King, Ray Charles, and many more. He’s also been touring every year since 1970. Fellow bass players have always loved Sklar for his simple and perfect lines.
“I’ve always been a song guy, and I like to figure out where things work best,” Sklar told us in a 2013 Stories Behind the Songs interview. “In my heart of hearts, I’m a real simple player. I don’t intellectualize [anything.] I don’t think about it; I just live in the moment. I really love moving around the neck, but to me it has to be justified. To me, I’ve always looked at my career as every note I play, I have to justify why I’m there in my mind. It’s easy to throw a part down, but to make a part that takes that song and adds whatever your job is supposed to be to it [is special].”
Sklar’s appearance at the GRAMMY Museum will be November 8th at 7:30 pm. Tickets, which are $30, and more info can be found on the museum’s website.