Guitar SUPERHERO LES PAUL in Cleveland !!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 08:32.
11/14/2008 - 10:00
11/15/2008 - 19:00

PBS has been running the life story of LES PAUL. The guitar man is 93 years old and going strong...the story less well known is that of his legendary giant of a partner MARY FORD. 

(Please go and tell--I will be chained to a desk) 

From Cool Cleveland contributor David Budin For more information call 515-8426.


Friday, Nov. 14, 12:30PM: Guitar Clinic, the Case Western Reserve Community Hour, Harkness Chapel. Sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, this hour-long program will feature a live guitar workshop by Jennifer Batten, who will discuss her guitar techniques in an interactive multimedia presentation.


Friday, Nov. 14, 8PM: rock show, at Wilbert’s in downtown Cleveland. Music by Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks. Tickets, $15, available at the door or in advance at Wilbert’s. Rock Hall members can purchase 2-for-1 tickets by showing member ID at time of purchase.


Saturday, Nov. 15: Rock and Roll Retrospective at CWRU’s Wolstein Auditorium (2103 Cornell Road, in the Wolstein Research Building), 9AM - 4:30PM. A reflection on the career of Les Paul and his impact on rock and roll music. Participants include the Ventures; chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Henry Juszkiewicz; Steve Waksman, Smith College professor and author of Instruments of Desire; Ideastream’s David C. Barnett; and Robb Lawrence, author of The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy, and others – including Les Paul. Tickets, $30, available through Ticketmaster and the Rock Hall box office.


Saturday, Nov. 15: Tribute Concert, at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre. All-star tribute to Les Paul, including: Slash, Richie Sambora, Billy Gibbons, The Ventures, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, James Burton, Duane Eddy, Jennifer Batten, Eric Carmen, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Kaye, Steve Lukather, Barbara Lynn, Lonnie Mack, Katy Moffatt and Alannah Myles

I saw the Les Paul bio on PBS... awesome guy

While I knew a little about Les Paul and his music I had no idea how amazing he is until I saw the PBS American Masters documentary on him, "Chasing Sound"... a MUST SEE... now I'm going to hunt down lots of his old tracks... and I'm sure these Les Paul events will be very memorable... 

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Song of the Day: Bye Bye Blues

Les Paul and Mary Ford perform "Bye Bye Blues" - posted on Your Tube - a great way to start today... my pick for song of the day:

 Bye Bye Blues

(Hamm - Bennett - Lown - Gray)

Bye, bye blues, bye, bye blues

Bells ring, birds sing

That old sun is shining

Ain't gonna be no more pining

Just, just sweet tune, smiling through

Don't sigh, honey don't cry, bye, bye blues

Just we two, I said

We're gonna be smiling through

Aah don't sigh, honey don't you dare cry

Just say bye, say bye blues, byeeeee blues

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