Announcing the 2010 Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Headliner...Leon Russell!

Leon Russell
Known first mostly as a session musician, Russell has played with artists as varied as Jerry Lee Lewis, George Harrison, Delaney Bramlett, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Willie Nelson, Badfinger, Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Glen Campbell, and The Rolling Stones. With a solo career involving the genres of rock and roll, blues, and gospel music, Russell began his musical career at the age of 14 years in the nightclubs of Tulsa, OK. He and his group "The Starlighters", were instrumental in creating the style of music known as the Tulsa Sound.

It is an honor to have Leon Russell grace the stage at the 17th Annual Seafood, Blues, and Jazz Festival which will be held October 9th and 10th, 2010 on Pleasure Island at the Fort Fisher Military Recreational Area in Kure Beach, NC.

For more information visit www.pleasureislandnc.org or call 910-458-8434. Tickets will go on sale in July.

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