With their documentary getting released in December, the legendary sessions musicians of The Immediate Family have announced their next studio album. “Skin In The Game,” the band’s second full-length studio album, will be released on February 16th.
Playing For Change released a special treat a couple of days ago. Here’s Jackson Browne, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and multiple musicians from around the world performing “Doctor My Eyes.”
“The Wrecking Crew” is one of the most interesting and inspiring documentaries on session musicians ever made. Filmmaker Denny Tedesco has been working on a follow-up called “Immediate Family,” and now it’s getting even closer to release.
Happy birthday to our good friend, Leland Sklar! We’re celebrating today with this funky tune by Starblaster. Here’s “3am Funk Dance Party.”
After wrapping up a tour with his Acoustic Group last month, Lyle Lovett has confirmed a coast-to-coast summer tour with his Large Band, featuring Leland Sklar.
Leland Sklar shared this video on Facebook recently, and I was glad he did. Filmed during the “Jude’s House” sessions in 2020, here’s Judith Owen, Sklar, and Pedro Segundo performing a super chill version of “September.”
Leland Sklar is a long-time reader favorite, and for good reason. One of the busiest bassists on the scene, a handful of videos with the session legend made their way to NT – spanning multiple years. He’s #2 on the Reader Favorite Bassists list.
Lyle Lovett will be hitting the road again this winter with his Acoustic Group, which pares down his Large Band to the strings and piano. That includes Jeff White, Luke Bull, and Leland Sklar.
Scary Pockets just dropped another funky cover with their guests. Joined by vocalist Sophia James and bassist Leland Sklar, here’s their cover of Charlie Puth’s “Attention.” Lee is so locked in!
The Immediate Family has dropped a new track ahead of their fall tour. The band, featuring L.A. session legends and anchored by Leland Sklar, announced their cover of “The Toughest Girl in Town” by Sparks is the first single from their next album.
I’ve been spinning Lari Basilio’s “Your Love” quite a bit lately. Here’s the video for “All To You,” which features Leland Sklar’s tasty bass lines backing up the band that also includes Vinnie Colaiuta and Ester Na.
Leland Sklar shared a video last week, sharing his performance with Tracy Chapman on The Tonight Show in 1992. “Open Arms” is such a fantastic song made even sweeter by Lee’s tasty lines.