Win Tickets ($70): Leon Russell @ Aladdin Theater | Rock n Roll, Country, Blues, w/ Jefferson Grizzard

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Leon Russell @ Aladdin Theater on May 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 13.



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From our sponsors:
leonrusselLeon Russell
May 14, 2016
7 pm Doors, Show: 8 pm | $35 | Minors OK w/ Guardian
Tickets: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.

Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Bruce Hornsby, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, Carl Radle, Chuck Blackwell, Don Preston, Jesse Ed Davis, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Astronauts, The Accents, The Fencemen, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Tractors and on and on and on…

Jefferson Grizzard
Floating seamlessly between tortured ballads, blues and apocalyptic hard rock, Jefferson Grizzard launches a new chapter in his musical journey with the release of Learning How To Lie.

A true wordsmith, Grizzard has largely eschewed the current state of popular songwriting. Bits of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits emerge at times, as he weaves together his unique brand of storytelling with melodies and influences of days gone by. But through it all, the pain, urgency and passion of his music is unmistakable and timeless.

Following much critical acclaim, a successful tour and door-opening responses to his 2011 debut album, A Crack in the Door, Grizzard crafted more than 30 songs for the new release on Back Porch Syndicate Records. The resulting 12-song release, Learning How To Lie, picks up boldly where the artist left off, melding diverse genres into a spellbinding project that is already turning heads (and ears).

“Brilliant new CD by Jefferson Grizzard. Thunder and lightning in letters from the underground. Strangers and outcasts learning how to lie in the search for truth and salvation. Tom Waits meets the Stones at the Heartbreak Hotel. Great album.”- Willie Nile

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Leon Russell @ Aladdin Theater | Rock n Roll, Country, Blues, w/ Jefferson Grizzard

  1. Linda Maddocks May 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    I think I’d be transported and uplifted at this show & I could desperately use that!

    • Andy May 5, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

      Give me a bone.

  2. Linda S May 3, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    He is such a classic musician form my teenage days

  3. Alex May 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    because it sounds awesome!

  4. Hannah May 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    This sounds amazing.

  5. Bill May 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    Get some

  6. Bruce May 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    Love me some Leon would be a fun evening!

  7. Karen Gillis May 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Been a big Leon Russell an since the 70’s. Would love to win tickets!

  8. Tom P May 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Awesome opportunity to see a great musician up and close and personal

  9. Scott May 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    My better half has never seen Leon, though I have been lucky enough to have seen him and simply had the best time, since I too have been a big fan since the early 70s (my hair is still nowhere near as white as Leon’s, but few can say that!). She and I would have a great time dancing our A**’s off in the back row of the Aladdin together, if we are so lucky as to win this!!!!

  10. Willow M. May 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    Yes please!

  11. Ed May 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Still going strong! Had the pleasure of seeing Leon a few years back and would love to see him again!

  12. Nicole May 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    I can only hope to be this cool for this long.

  13. James May 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Have to see him before he stops touring. Great voice.

  14. T_dah May 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Leon is a true music icon! We will have such a good time! Sounds like a great lineup! !

  15. Brooke M Johnson May 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    i would die and go to heaven if i go to go to this show!!!

  16. Ditty Nicolaides May 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    I have been in love with this great talent for the entire 50 yrs he’s been entertaining the world!

  17. Dave G May 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Just look at that body of work! Unbelievable!

  18. Cory May 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    Gots ta love me some leon!!!

  19. Anne May 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    It would be so great to see a legend.

  20. Lori Nelson May 5, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    I was coming home from work a couple of years back, swinging by the Aladdin and saw Leon Russell on the marquee, and thought, how did I miss this?? Then I saw my “sweetheart s” truck parked out front. I knew that minute that he did not love me. I would sure love to see Mr. Russell.

  21. Wynand Van Emmerik May 6, 2016 at 12:02 am #

    I remember when Leon Russell was a staple on NYC Radio WNEW-FM Such a talent I would be humbled to see him these days

  22. Ada May 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    One of the few artists that can take you back to a time and place when your hear his songs. What can a day Blue Lady always does that to me.

  23. Alexander May 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    Such a legend. Would love to go.

  24. Tracer May 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    It’s my birthday on Monday and this would so much fun. I have never seen him but always loved the music.

  25. Amanda May 9, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Because I want to surprise my fiancé with something fun because he always surprising me

  26. molli vandehey May 9, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    this would be so amazingly fun, the man is a legend.

  27. BEN LARSEN May 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Tickets please! :-D

  28. Lance May 12, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    love Leon and all his sons

  29. Aaron May 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Light us up, Leon! The Joe Cocker, Bruce Hornsby, Aretha Franklin, Steve Winwood, and The Ronettes collaborations seem the most interesting, and Jefferson Grizzard doesn’t sound too bad, either!

  30. Laura May 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    To be able to see the musical genius conductor of the Mad Dogs and English Men tour in person would be a wonderful experience!

  31. Cory May 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Leon sells cartoon balloons in town

  32. Julie May 13, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Leon is cooler than freon. Love him! Can I go?

  33. Harry Kershner May 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m a mad dog even if I’m not an Englishman.

  34. Nancy A May 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Because you know you wanna, gimme, gimme, gimme some Leon!

  35. Wynand Van Emmerik May 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    thanks so much! looking forward to Saturday Night!

  36. Elayne Bettzig May 13, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    Leon is one Legend I have been missing from the list to see live. I will melt if I get the honor of winning tickets!

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