All-Stars To Celebrate Les Paul In L.A.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Merle Haggard, Buddy Guy and Alison Krauss are among the guests who will join Les Paul Feb. 7 in Los Angeles for a celebration of the guitar legend's 90th birthday.Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Merle Haggard, Buddy Guy and Alison Krauss are among the guests who will join Les Paul Feb. 7 in Los Angeles for a celebration of the guitar legend's 90th birthday. The show at the Gibson Amphitheatre will benefit inner-city youth enrichment organization A Place Called Home.
Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute will share the collaborative spirit of last year's "Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played" (Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing). Others on hand will include guitarists Neal Schon (Journey, Santana), Edgar Winter, Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather (Toto), noted bassist Abraham Laboriel Sr., drummers Kenny Aronoff and Vinnie Colaiuta and singer Shayna Steele.
The longtime members of the Les Paul Trio -- pianist John Colliani, guitarist Lou Pallo and bassist and Nicky Parrott -- will also be on hand.
Tickets for the show are priced from $42.50 to $104.50, and go on sale today (Jan. 27) at 1 p.m. PT via Ticketmaster, the House Of Blues Web site and the venue box office.
Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute is the latest event in a year that has celebrated the artist and innovator's long and illustrious career. Last year, Paul, who turned 90 on June 9, was inducted into the National Inventors' Hall Of Fame, received the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored in New York during the JVC Jazz Festival's all-star All for Paul: Les Paul's 90th Birthday Salute at Carnegie Hall.
Released in September, "Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played" debuted at No. 152 on The Billboard 200, making Paul the oldest living individual to appear on the chart.