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2022 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Leland Sklar
2022 Reader Favorites

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
Concerts & Tours

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
Bass Videos

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
News

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
Bass Videos

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)
Bass Videos

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)
Bass Videos

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
New Albums

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
Bass Videos

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
News

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
New Albums

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.