For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
DOCUMENTARY FEATURING TUSCALOOSA NATIVE CHUCK LEAVELL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16TH
(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is continuing film streaming opportunities, this time featuring “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man.” A documentary about Leavell, who is a Tuscaloosa native and Rolling Stones keyboardist and rock ‘n roll pianist, it highlights not only his incredible talent but also his commitment to the environment through forestry.
When a patron purchases a $12 ticket for the film on the Bama’s unique webpage, 50% of the net proceeds will go directly to the theatre. The film will be available for streaming Nov. 16-28, 2020.
Visit https://bamatheatre.org/streaming.php to access the film.
Filmed in four countries with more than 80 interviews from artists with a combined 58 Grammy Awards by the artist included, “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man,” an Allen Farst film, is the cinematic documentary that shines a light on one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll pianists and keyboardists over the last 40 years. Not only known for his musical influence, Leavell is also one of the biggest names in environmental forestry and was selected the National Tree Farmer of the Year in the U.S. His commitment to the planet and his strong family ties are refreshing reminders to be kind and treat your neighbor with respect. As Leavell puts it, “if you cut a tree down, plant two for the next guy.”
The film features Allman Brothers band members Dickey Betts and Warren Haynes. Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Woods are also spotlighted in the movie along with President Jimmy Carter, Eric Clapton, Chris Robinson, Mike Mills, Pat Monahan, John Bell, Lee Ann Womack, Bruce Hornsby, John Popper, Bonnie Raitt, Julian Lennon, Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer and David Gilmore, among others.
A Tuscaloosa native, Leavell began his amazing musical career with a local band named the Misfitz that performed at the YMCA on Friday nights. Playing both keyboards and guitar, he was then employed at the acclaimed Muscle Shoals Fame Studio at age 16 and won his first gold record at that same age. After joining the Allman Brothers Band at age 20, he formed his own band named Sea Level. In 1982 he auditioned and became the keyboard player with the Rolling Stones. During breaks with the Stones, he has toured and recorded with Eric Clapton, George Harrison and John Mayer and has recorded with a who’s who of pop, jazz, country and rock performers. In 2012 he was honored with a Lifetime Grammy. He received the Home Grown Award at The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa’s 2013 Druid Arts Awards ceremony.
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