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Ex-Allman Brothers pianist Chuck Leavell named honorary forest ranger for environmental work
ATLANTA (AP) ' Rock and blues pianist Chuck Leavell is getting a new title to reflect his environmental work outside the studio: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making him an honorary forest ranger.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell was scheduled to bestow the honor on Leavell at a private ceremony Monday in Atlanta.
Leavell was a member of the Allman Brothers Band and has played keyboard for acts including the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. He's also a noted conservationist and co-founded the Mother Nature Network, an online environmental news service.