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James Taylor: Rainy Day Man (BBC In Concert, Nov 13, 1971)
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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
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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
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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”.

Leland Sklar Launches NFT Store
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Leland Sklar Launches NFT Store

NFTs have been all the buzz lately, and now bass legend Lee Sklar has gotten in on the game. He’s teamed up with Cosmic Wire to release a collection of one-time-only digital NFTs that will be sold in packs similar to baseball cards.

Lee Sklar Auctioning Bass for Charity
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Lee Sklar Auctioning Bass for Charity

Leland Sklar is known for his amazing playing as well as his big heart. The legendary session bassist is showing that once again by auctioning off one of his basses to benefit the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release Self-Titled Album
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Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release Self-Titled Album

After releasing two EPs, Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family have dropped a full-length self-titled album. The new album was recorded over three days at Jackson Browne’s studio in Los Angeles and includes tracks from the previous releases.

Leland Sklar: “Everyday” Playthrough and Discussion
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Leland Sklar: “Everyday” Playthrough and Discussion

It has been a while since we shared one of Leland Sklar’s videos. In this one, Lee plays along to one of his favorite tracks (“Everyday”) from James Taylor’s 1985 record, “That’s Why I’m Here”, and shares the story behind it.

The Immediate Family, Featuring Lee Sklar, Release “Can’t Stop Progress”
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The Immediate Family, Featuring Lee Sklar, Release “Can’t Stop Progress”

After dropping their U.S. debut EP last fall, The Immediate Family has returned with a follow-up release. “Can’t Stop Progress” features all originals written by the band’s all-star lineup, including Leland Sklar.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci To Host Billy Cobham Webinar
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Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci To Host Billy Cobham Webinar

The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly webinar will return this Thursday, April 22nd with a special roundtable featuring drum legend Billy Cobham and his bassists.

Julia Hofer: Top 5 Leland Sklar Bass Lines
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Julia Hofer: Top 5 Leland Sklar Bass Lines

Trying to narrow down any list of tracks by Leland Sklar is quite the challenge. But Julia Hofer did the work to put together her case for her top five bass lines by the legend.

Alberto Rigoni’s “For the Love Of Bass” Features All-Star Bassists
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Alberto Rigoni’s “For the Love Of Bass” Features All-Star Bassists

Alberto Rigoni loves the bass, and he’s just released a new album to prove it. “For the Love of Bass” features a jaw-dropping cast of bassists of many styles.

Berklee Bass Department Announces Paul Jackson Tribute Webinar
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Berklee Bass Department Announces Paul Jackson Tribute Webinar

Paul Jackson’s passing on March 18th sent shockwaves through the music community. Now a staggering list of his musical compatriots will be remembering him in a live webinar hosted by the Berklee Bass Department.