Grammy winning legendary guitarist for Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton returns for first
Australian shows this decade.
Headline shows across the country plus appearances at Adelaide Guitar Festival, Melbourne
Guitar Show, Sydney Guitar Festival and Gympie Muster.
“He’s the greatest guitarist in the world. The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” – Eric Clapton
If you tagged along when the blues dragged Rock n Roll into a honky-tonk and started doing
shots… you’d be just about primed to witness the extraordinary rollicking prowess of god’s
favourite guitarist – Albert Lee.
Albert Lee is one of the absolute greatest guitarists in both rock and country music history.
Included on Albert’s CV are performances and recordings with Keith Urban, Tommy
Emmanuel, Dave Edmunds, Willie Nelson, Bill Wyman, Carlene Carter, Jackson
Browne, Rosanne Cash, Bert Jansch, Herbie Mann, Keith Richards and Dolly Parton.
With a live show that kicks off with a blistering rendition of Fat’s Domino’s “I’m Ready” and
makes joyous pit stops for classic tunes by Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Hoyt Axton,
Buddy Holly, Jimmy Webb and Ray Charles you can be assured of a sensational night of
fabulous music as Albert and his crack L.A. band provide a masterclass in guitar picking
rockabilly country via a living history of rock and roll.
“Albert Lee is my hero. It’ll be a very, very long time before there is a guitarist to match
Albert’s ability” – Dave Edmunds
Inspired by Elvis’s guitarist Scotty Moore, British born Lee first displayed his awesome
chops trading licks with the likes of Jimmy Page and sharing stages with Deep Purple,
Humble Pie and Grand Funk Railroad as part of the fabulous Byrds/ Flying Burrito Bros
inspired Heads Hands & Feet, before departing his homeland for the USA where he
recorded three albums as a member of The Crickets, and then joined Joe Cocker at his peak.
In 1976 Albert become part of Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band alongside Ricky Skaggs and
In 1978 Albert commenced a five-year stint with Eric Clapton and in 1983 encouraged the
Everly Brothers to get back together, acted as their musical director and went on to play
regularly with them over the next twenty years.
In 2002 the man known as Mr. Telecaster shared the stage with Paul McCartney at the
Concert For George and won a Grammy Award in the same year for a performance with
bluegrass icon Earl Scruggs. Albert appeared at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar
Festival in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
It’s been nearly a decade since Albert Lee last brought his beloved Ernie Ball Music Man
guitar to Australia but he’s making up for it in 2018 with shows across the country including
appearances at the Adelaide Guitar Festival, The Melbourne Guitar Show, the Sydney Guitar
Festival and the Gympie Muster.
Don’t be the one that hears it from a friend how fabulous the show was once it’s all too late.
As Emmylou Harris said:
“When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on
earth, I’ll be able to say (with pride if that’s allowed) that for a while I played rhythm
guitar in a band with Albert Lee.”
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