Chuck Leavell has become one of the most respected keyboardists in the world of rock’n’roll. In addition to his 25 years with the Rolling Stones, Leavell’s piano and keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, John Mayer, The Black Crowes, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, and many, many more.
In addition to being a well established pianist/artist in the music industry, Leavell is also a published author, long time tree farmer, and co-founder of the popular website The Mother Nature Network. His work at Charlane Plantation, the award winning tree farm that he and his wife, Rose Lane, have created near Macon, Georgia, has earned Leavell a fast growing reputation as one of our country’s foremost conservationists. Twice named Outstanding Tree Farmer for Georgia, and National Outstanding Tree Farmer in l999, he has also been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation, the Georgia Conservancy, and many other conservation organizations. His name is well known on Capitol Hill for his advocacy work on behalf of the environment
Shovels will hit the ground at 2:30 pm with a tree planting led by campus arborist, Jim Mussetter and members of the Office of Sustainability on November 10.
Later that day, we invite you to join us for an evening of songs and stories with Chuck Leavell and Amazon Conservationist, Miles Silman. The event will take place in the Brendle Recital Hall from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Following the panel will be a reception for CEES faculty and guests.
The celebration of environmental stewardship and land conservation continues on November 11 with a solo concert at the Barn in Reynolda Village. Doors will open at 7 :00 pm for the solo concert at the Barn and Chuck will begin rocking and rolling at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Sitting is primarily general admission with limited reserved table seating.