Leon Rusell, better known has 'The Master of Space and Time' among music lovers, is currently enjoying another stint in the spotlight as he finds himself busy basking in the early success of his collaborative album with Sir Elton John 'The Union', the inclusion in the list of 2011 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the announcement that he is part of the legedary line-up at the Bluesfest.
Despite their busy schedules, Leon Russell and Elton John appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday to perform 'Hey Ahab' from their Grammy-nominated album 'The Union'. The single 'If It Wasn't for Bad', which sets the tone as an opener on the album, made it to the Grammy nominations list despite the fact that the album was released after the Grammy eligibility period.
Leon Russell and Elton John's association is not set to end with the album as British rock star is slated to induct the American piano man into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, Bluesfest, which is considered Australia's favorite counter-culture, family-orientated, ethnically and artistically diverse music festival, announced on February 9 that Leon Russell was one among the musical geniuses who will be performing at the Byron Bay festival between April 21 and April 25.
Among the other luminaries who will perform at the Bluesfest, which in 2010 won Australian Event of the Year and Best Cultural or Arts Event at the Australian Event Awards, are Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Mavis Staples, Booker T., Grace Jones, and John Legend.