Leland Sklar Archives
Starblaster: 3am Funk Dance Party
Happy birthday to our good friend, Leland Sklar! We’re celebrating today with this funky tune by Starblaster. Here’s “3am Funk Dance Party.”
Lyle Lovett And His Large Band, With Leland Sklar, Announce Summer Tour
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.
Judith Owen, Leland Sklar, and Pedro Segundo: September
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.”
2022 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Leland Sklar
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.
Leland Sklar to Join Lyle Lovett for Acoustic Group Tour
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: Attention
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 Release New Single Ahead of Tour Dates
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.
Lari Basilio: All To You
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.
Tracy Chapman: Open Arms (with Leland Sklar)
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.
James Taylor: Rainy Day Man (BBC In Concert, Nov 13, 1971)
Leland Sklar posted this video on Facebook saying, “Loved our early beginnings! Innocent music...” What a wonderful clip this is of Lee performing “Rainy Day Man” live in 1971 with James Taylor and Russ Kunkel.
Leland Sklar & The Immediate Family Release Live EP
The Immediate Family is back with another EP following last year’s self-titled full-length record. “Live From Telefunken Soundstage” was captured at the microphone company’s headquarters in Connecticut in November 2021.
VetsAid 2021: Funk #49
Last month, Joe Walsh joined forces with some heavy hitters in the music industry for his “VetsAid 2021: The Basement Show”. Here’s Walsh with Ringo Starr, Benmont Tench, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, and Russ Kunkel performing “Funk #49”.