Thursday, February 18, 2021

CHUCK LEAVELL LEGENDARY KEYBOARDIST (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND/ROLLING STONES/SEA LEVEL) SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS -APRIL 13TH 7PM PT/10PM ET-BBS RADIO ONE

 

Niche Productions and PalMar Studios

partners with Gravitas Ventures

Releases

“CHUCK LEAVELL:THE TREE MAN”

 Documentary

Special Guest

 on Interviewing the Legends

Allen Farst, founder of Niche Productions, is thrilled to announce the signing of a distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios Company, to release his latest film, “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man,” a sterling documentary on the rock ‘n’ roll pianist/keyboardist often described as the “Fifth Rolling Stone. The film was released to several Video-On-Demand (VOD) outlets on December, 2020.

Directed by Farst, “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man” provides an epic, in-depth look into Leavell’s life both on and off the stage. Leavell has played and toured with the Rolling Stones since 1982, and his status as rock royalty may be equaled only by his stature within the world of environmental forestry, where he previously has been named the National Tree Farmer of the Year in the United States. It’s this fascinating combination of passions, coupled with more than 80 gripping interviews from legendary musicians with a combined 58 Grammy Awards, that already has produced quite the buzz for the film.

The documentary captivated crowds last year at both the Macon Film Festival and Sedona International Film Festival, the latter of which recognized the film as the 2020 People’s Choice Award. “This is a MUST-SEE film for anyone who loves great music and great documentaries,” said Patrick Schweiss, Artistic Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “Director Allen Farst has managed to capture the life of one of the great keyboard legends, Chuck Leavell, who has worked with all the greatest musicians…The Tree Man’ was a rousing hit at our festival, with audience members cheering and raving about the film!”

The documentary is full of star power, including interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Dickey Betts, Paul Shaffer, Chris Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert, Charlie Watts, Bruce Hornsby, Juliann Lennon, Mike Mills, John Bell, Pat Monahan, Ronnie Wood, Warren Haynes, John Mayer, David Gilmour and more. 


CHUCK LEAVELL: 

THE TREE MAN

on [Blu-ray]

Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man is the cinematic documentary that explores the world's fascination with the greatest piano and keyboardist over the last 40 years. Follow Chuck's story as he divides his talent between music, forests and family.

Starring: Mick Jagger Keith Richards Charlie Watts and Ronnie Woods

Directed by: Allen Farst

The documentary is full of star power, including interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Dickey Betts, Paul Shaffer, Chris Robinson, Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert, Charlie Watts, Bruce Hornsby, Juliann Lennon, Mike Mills, John Bell, Pat Monahan, Ronnie Wood, Warren Haynes, John Mayer, David Gilmour and more.

Available to purchase at amazon.com

With capabilities of reaching more than 100 million homes in North America and nearly 1 billion homes worldwide, Gravitas Ventures is making this must-see movie available on several VOD platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, VUDU and Playstation.

 

For more information

about

CHUCK LEAVELL

Visit

https://www.chuckleavell.com/

Official Website

https://www.facebook.com/ChuckLeavell/

Facebook

https://twitter.com/ChuckLeavell

Twitter

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Discography

Solo albums

(1996) A Homemade Christmas from Charlane Plantation

(1998) What's in That Bag?

(2001) Forever Blue: Solo Piano

(2005) Southscape

(2007) Live in Germany: Green Leaves and Blue Notes Tour

(2012) Back to The Woods: A Tribute to the Pioneers of Blues Piano

(2018) Chuck Gets Big (with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band)

Alex Taylor

(1972) Dinnertime

Sailcat

(1972) Sailcat Self-titled

Gregg Allman

(1973) Laid Back

The Allman Brothers Band

(1973) Brothers and Sisters

(1975) Win, Lose or Draw

(1976) Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas

(1989) Dreams

Dickey Betts

(1974) Highway Call

Sea Level

(1977) Sea Level

(1977) Cats on the Coast

(1978) On the Edge

(1979) Long Walk on a Short Pier

(1980) Ball Room

(1997) Best of Sea Level

Duke Jupiter

(1978) Sweet Cheeks (producer)

The Rolling Stones

(1983) Undercover

(1984) Rewind (1971–1984)

(1986) Dirty Work

(1989) Steel Wheels

(1991) Flashpoint

(1993) Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones

(1994) Voodoo Lounge

(1995) Stripped

(1998) No Security

(2002) Forty Licks

(2004) Live Licks

(2005) A Bigger Bang

(2005) Rarities 1971–2003

(2008) Shine a Light

(2012) Light the Fuse (a digital download through Google Music)

(2012) GRRR!

(2013) Hyde Park Live

(2015) From the Vault – Live at the Tokyo Dome

(2015) Sticky Fingers Live

(2015) Live at Leeds

(2016) Totally Stripped

(2016) Havana Moon

(2016) Blue & Lonesome

(2017) 'Sticky Fingers – Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015

(2018) San Jose '99

(2018) Voodoo Lounge Uncut

(2019) Bridges to Bremen

(2019) HONK

(2019) Bridges to Buenos Aires

(2020) Steel Wheels Live

The Black Crowes

(1990) Shake Your Money Maker

Eric Clapton

(1992) Unplugged

(1991) 24 Nights

Gov't Mule

(1998) Live... With a Little Help from Our Friends

Train

(2001) Drops of Jupiter

John Mayer

(2012) Born and Raised

(2013) Paradise Valley

David Gilmour

(2017) Live at Pompeii

George Harrison

(1992) Live in Japan









CHUCK LEAVELL 
APPEARS 
APRIL 13TH 2021
7PM PACIFIC/10PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO ONE
www.bbsradio.com



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The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

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