Leland Bruce “Lee” Sklar (born May 28, 1947 in Milwaukee) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and film score composer. Sklar has contributed to dozens of albums as a session musician.
Known for his distinctive long flowing beard, Sklar is one of the most respected bass players on the scene today. He has contributed to thousands of albums, soundtracks, films and television shows with such diverse artists as Clint Black, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffet, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Doors, Vince Gill, Ricky Martin, Diana Ross, and James Taylor.
Leland Sklar studied music at California State University, Northridge. It was during that time he met James Taylor, who invited him to play bass at some venues. They both thought that the work would be short-term, but soon Taylor’s career took off with his first hit records, and Sklar came into the limelight. He was soon asked to record with others, and his long beard began.
In 2010 Lee Sklar joined the Troubadour Reunion Tour supporting James Taylor and Carole King. He has collaborated with a number of well-known performers and recorded sound tracks to films and television shows.
Associated acts: The Section, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Phil Collins, Toto, Spectrum with Billy Cobham and Hall & Oates.
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