Concert preview: Legendary Leon Russell set to pack Park Street Saloon Sunday

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Legendary, extremely prolific and frankly pretty weird, Leon Russell, 72, has released more than two dozen records since his striking, self-titled debut came out in 1970.

Russell, who was born in Oklahoma, and was a long-time session musician before he started to sing in the late ’60s, plays a sort of Southern country-blues-rock that’s piano-powered and delivered with an exaggerated, almost-goofy drawl.

His most recent album, Life Journey, is a collection of newly written originals and Leon’s takes on classic tunes, like “Georgia on My Mind,” “Fever,” and Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.”

Park Street Saloon

8 p.m. Sunday, March 22

525 N. Park St., Arena District