Albert Lee , (with band)
plus Tom Shaper & The Mature Individuals
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Grammy-winning guitarist Albert Lee and his band perform at the Beachland tonight. Yeah, we’re not afraid to have legends here, you know. And Albert’s certainly one of them. This British guitarist dwelled during the classic rock era of the British Invasion, when Beatle suits and Mod haircuts gave way to a shaggier and looser look; it was one where pop jangle was turned down in favor of Marshall crunch. Albert, however, looked not to hard rock and heavy blues, but rather, country music, which ended up getting him in good with US artists like The Everly Brothers. Albert’s fast and tasty guitar picking got him in good with the likes of everyone from popular UK band Head, Hands, and Feet, to Eric Clapton, to Joe Cocker, to Emmylou Harris and many others in the 70s country scene. Albert is regarded as one of the greatest to ever strap on a Telecaster (though he plays a Music Man these days) yet one of the most self-effacing session guitarists ever. Tonight’s performance will have him leading his band through classic covers as well as tunes from Albert’s own repertoire as a solo artist.