The legendary Chuck Leavell has spent over 40 years with some of the biggest names on the planet including the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and for the past 32 years as musical director of The Rolling Stones.
Chuck played with Clapton on Unplugged, with Harrison on this on 1991 Japanese tour and his duties with the Stones including putting together the setlist with Mick Jagger.
Chuck is also a teacher, educating music students though the online platform irock.com.au and he is an environmentalist, having the Honorary Forest Ranger Award to his name.
Chuck Leavell joined us at Noise11 during the Rolling Stones 2014 Australia tour. This is Part 1 of the interview.