Chuck Leavell, Pianist
4000 Piano & Harp Planar Wave System (4000)
Quote: "We acoustic piano players know how difficult it is to get sufficient volume and a good sound when playing live with a band. The Barcus-Berry 4000 Plano Planar Wave System helps me to cut through loud and clear, keeping me comfortable and in the groove on stage."
Bio: Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the ears of music fans for more then 30 years. His piano and keyboard work have been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Train... and many other prominent rock artists. His association with the Stones began back in 1982 and is still going strong. He is a first call session musician, often working in Nashville. Recent recordings there include work with Miranda Lambert, Montgomery-Gentry, Lee Ann Womack, Lady Antebellum and more.
Chuck is also an artist in his own right, with several successful solo CDs in circulation…the latest of which is his “Live In Germany” project, released in the summer of ’08.
Also a respected author, he has penned three books. His book on forestry called Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest, is now in its second printing in the U.S. with translated releases in Germany and Austria. His recent children’s book, The Tree Farmer, has garnered several awards including special recognitions from the National Arbor Day Foundation and the American Farm Bureau Federation and is in it’s third printing. His autobiography, Between Rock and a Home Place chronicles his career in music and also explains how he came to be so passionate on environmental issues. The book has recently been translated and released in Japan.
Leavell is co-founder of The Mother Nature Network (mnn.com), the world’s première website for environmental news, information and education. He and his wife Rose Lane were given the ultimate honor for their outstanding stewardship of their own forest, Charlane Plantation, by being named National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year in 1999. Leavell sits on several important environmental Boards, including The American Forest Foundation, the U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities, The Georgia Land Conservation Council and others. Chuck’s passion for forestry and the environment have elevated him to one of the most respected leaders in the field.
To find out more about Chuck Leavell, visit his website: http://www.chuckleavell.com