Chuck Leavell’s keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Train, Martina McBride, John Mayer, David Gilmour and many other prominent artists.  His association with the Stones began back in 1982 and is still going strong, having recently toured with the Stones on their 2021 “No Filter” tour of the US and their 2022 “60”  tour of Europe celebrating the band’s 60th Anniversary and Chuck’s 40th Anniversary with the Stones. He is heard on their grammy-winning record, Blue and Lonesome, and serves as Musical Director for the band.

Chuck can be seen and heard on the “David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii” CD and DVD released in 2017.  He is also a ‘first call’ session musician, working in studios around the world.

Chuck is also an artist in his own right, with several successful solo CDs in circulation, the latest of which is “Chuck Gets Big” on BMG records, with a 17-piece Big Band.

He is the author of four books: Forever Green: The History and Hope of the American Forest; Between Rock and a Home Place (autobiography), The Tree Farmer (a children’s book); and his most recent is Growing A Better America, about “smart” growth. In Feb of 2012 Leavell received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy for his work with the Allman Brothers Band as well as an Honorary Ranger award from the US Forest Service. A conservationist, sustainable development advocate, and tech entrepreneur, Leavell co-founded The Mother Nature Network in January of 2009 (now Treehugger: Treehugger is now the world’s most-visited website for environmental news, information and education.  He is host of the TV program, “America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell”, on PBS. His documentary, “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man” was released in late 2020 and has been called by many the best “Rockumentary” ever. He and his wife, Rose Lane Leavell, live on their 4000 acre award winning Tree Farm, Charlane Woodlands ( in Bullard, Ga.

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