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The GRAMMY Museum Presents “An Evening With Leland Sklar”
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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,...

Jackson Browne and The Section: Running On Empty
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Jackson Browne and The Section: Running On Empty

Over the summer, TEC Awards posted this clip from the 2018 NAMM TEC Awards show in Anaheim, and it is a gem. Legendary Asylum Records “house band” The Section – with Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Russ Kunkel – backed Jackson Browne on his 1977 hit “Running On Empty.”

Judith Owen Releases “RedisCOVERed” with Leland Sklar
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Judith Owen Releases “RedisCOVERed” with Leland Sklar

Judith Owen has released RedisCOVERed, and album of reimagined pop and rock songs. While the singer-songwriter has included cover songs in her work before, this is the first time she has dedicated an entire album to it. Songs on RedisCOVERed run the gamut of musical styles with versions of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”, Soundgarden’s “Black...

Leland Sklar To Join Phil Collins for North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Leland Sklar To Join Phil Collins for North American Tour

Bass legend Leland Sklar will once again lay down the low end for Phil Collins on a new North American tour scheduled for this fall. The outing will mark the former Genesis member’s first tour on the continent in eight years. It will be a continuation of his “Not Dead Yet Live!” tour, which Sklar also anchored last year. The...

Leland Sklar Joins Judith Owen for Spring Tour
Concerts & Tours

Leland Sklar Joins Judith Owen for Spring Tour

Singer-songwriter Judith Owen has announced a new spring tour in support of her upcoming album redisCOVERed, which will feature reworked songs ranging from Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” to Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. The trek will once again be anchored by Owen’s friend and bass legend, Leland Sklar. “Of course I’ll be touring from here on out with my ‘main...

Chris Hillman’s First Solo Albums Reissued As “The Asylum Years”
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Chris Hillman’s First Solo Albums Reissued As “The Asylum Years”

Chris Hillman’s first two solo albums have been reissued on a new CD called The Asylum Years. The country-rock pioneer started his solo career with 1976’s Slippin’ Away, with Clear Sailin’ following the next year. Though Hillman laid down the low end for the iconic bands The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he only played bass on two tracks...

Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass
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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved body crafted from mahogany with...

2016 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar
2016 Reader Favorites

2016 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

What can you say about Leland Sklar that hasn’t already been said? The man just brings it in everything he does. We featured some killer videos this year of Mr. Sklar from throughout his career, and once again, our “Stories Behind the Songs” and Groove episode from the archives continued to be huge hits. 1. James Taylor with Leland Sklar:...

Phil Collins Taps Leland Sklar for New Tour
Concerts & Tours

Phil Collins Taps Leland Sklar for New Tour

Phil Collins has revealed he is coming out of retirement to perform in a tour he’s calling “Not Dead Yet Live!” next summer. The title, which is a play on concerns about his health, is also the title of his new autobiography that comes out this month. Collins has once again tapped bass master Leland Sklar to handle the low...

Tom Barger and Leland Sklar: Jamaica Rendezvous
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Tom Barger and Leland Sklar: Jamaica Rendezvous

Today is Leland Sklar‘s birthday, and we’re celebrating with another great video. If ever you’re looking for a lesson in tone, taste, and time, just look up a video of Lee. (Even better, you should follow him on Facebook.) Here’s a duet he shared of “Jamaica Rendezvous” with the late singer/songwriter Tom Barger. Sklar lays down a tasty groove with...

James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988
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James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988

I was going through my records this weekend and realized just how many of them feature the tasteful bass lines of Leland Sklar. Of course, that sent me into a Sklar phase on YouTube, which led me to this great version of James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face” from 1988. His playing on this track is the perfect mix of anchoring...

2015 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar
2015 Reader Favorites

2015 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar is known to many in the bass world – and not just for his impressive career. He’s a terrific human being. Leland was our third guest on Groove – The No Treble Podcast, and was featured here in videos and news stories – with his work with Judith Owen and rejoining Toto. Groove – Episode #3: Leland Sklar...