If you were with us last month when Chris Hillman and the Desert Rose Band took the stage of the beautiful – and sold out – Simonsen Performing Arts Center, you know it’s quickly risen to one of the premier venues in Kern County. What a great hall! Studio A is still busy getting a brand new look itself, so we’re going back to Bakersfield College for our June edition of Guitar Masters as well. And have we got a show for you!
Ask any guitar player – young or old – who’s on their top ten list of guitarists and, more times than not, our next guest will be among them. Called by Eric Clapton “the greatest guitarist in the world,” Albert Lee is one of the most revered country rock guitarists of all time, with a career that now spans fifty years. His distinctive six-string twang has graced recordings by such music icons as Emmylou Harris, Bo Diddley, and Brad Paisley, while onstage he has played guitar for The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly’s old band The Crickets, Joe Cocker, and a host of others. And he’s coming to Guitar Masters to play for you!
The best musicians tend to assemble the best bands to make their music with. And, Albert’s certainly done just that. Joining him onstage for his Guitar Masters appearance is seven-time Grammy-winning Dobro guitarist, Cindy Cashdollar. Rounding out this fantastic group is J.T. Thomas on keys, on loan from Bruce Hornsby’s Noisemakers, longtime bassist Will McGregor, and noted percussionist, Jason Harrison Smith.
We’ve been wanting to bring Albert and his band to our fans for a long time, so when we got the chance, we jumped at it…because we know you’ll be jumpin’, too, when the night’s over! As always, we’re so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and, of course, for the loyal support of Guitar Masters fans.
As always, doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.
Guitar Masters is dedicated to bringing you the best of the best guitarists from around the globe in private settings located in Bakersfield, California.