‘Guitar player’s guitarist’ to play in Grass Valley
KNOW & GO
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents
WHAT: Albert Lee featuring Cindy Cashdollar
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, June 19
WHERE: The Center for the Arts
314 W Main St, Grass Valley
TICKETS: $27 member, $32 non-member
The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op or online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org
Albert Lee, “the guitar player’s guitar player,” universally recognized in music circles as one of the world’s finest is joining forces with five-time Grammy Award winning Cindy Cashdollar, one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene for a one-of-a-kind performance Friday presented by the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.
Lee is considered one of the top rockabilly guitarists in history who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, like Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and the Everly Brothers, while maintaining a solo career of his own. Clapton called Lee, “The greatest guitarist in the world.”
Cashdollar has worked with Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and more. She received five Grammy awards while playing with Asleep at the Wheel.
Spurred on by the recordings of Jimmy Bryant, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Gene Vincent and The Everly Brothers, Lee left school at 16 and landed regular gigs at the 2 i’s Coffee Bar and The Flamingo Club in London – first with Bob Xavier’s band, and then with The Jury. He replaced Jimmy Page in The Crusaders before joining Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds in 1964.
He found his guitar of choice, the Fender Telecaster, while everyone else was playing Gibson Les Pauls and Stratocasters. His appreciation for American country artists grew and he formed the band Country Fever. He began working with Poet & The One Man Band, who later turned into Heads, Hands & Feet. Their self-titled debut album featured the original “Country Boy” now synonymous with Lee’s trademark picking style.
Lee began doing session work in the U.S. and in 1973 briefly toured with The Crickets. He moved to Los Angeles, where he met Phil and Don Everly. After working on Don Everly’s second album, Lee joined Joe Cocker’s band.
Austin-based Dobro and steel guitarist, Cindy Cashdollar’s career has led her to work with many artists including: Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert and Peter Rowan.
Cashdollar was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame in 2011 (the first female to be inducted), and The Texas Music Hall Of Fame in 2012.
Tickets to their 8 p.m. Friday performance are $27 for members of the Center, $32 for the general public and are available at the Center’s Box Office in person, by phone at 530-274-8384 ext. 14, online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org or at BriarPatch Co-op.
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