I know, my title is a bit snooty - sorry, but next month T, the family and myself will be heading to Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 13th annual American Music Masters® series tribute concert. We have gone in the past and seen a variety of performers. Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Sam Cooke.
This year they are honoring Les Paul!! AWESOME!
The event brings in stars to play music from the honoree and to talk about their life. It is actually pretty darn cool! (One year Morgan Freeman was there and said a few words…..he seriously walked right past us!)
Who, so far, is scheduled to play at this one….. James Burton, Billy Gibbons and the Ventures along with Jennifer Batten, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Kaye, Steve Lukather, Barbara Lynn, Alannah Myles, Richie Sambora and Slash. (For the people in the back, the last one was mother fuck'n Slash!) YAY!!!! They all sound great! I think this could be the most exciting one yet we have been too! I mean it is Les freak’n Paul.
"Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9, 1915) is an American jazz guitarist and inventor. He is a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which "made the sound of rock and roll possible." His many recording innovations include overdubbing, delay effects such as "sound on sound" and tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording." (more info here at Wikipedia)
Yep, I am pretty darn excited.
Want to go: Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50 and can be purchased at playhousesquare.org and at the PlayhouseSquare box office (216) 241-6000 or by visiting http://www.rockhall.com.