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Albert Lee (Feat. The Cryers)

Albert Lee (Feat. The Cryers)

Mon, February 20, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25 adv / $30 door

Tickets Available at the Door

Albert Lee
British Guitar legend Albert Lee, regarded by many as one of the world's finest guitar players, with a career spanning more than 50 years, needs no introduction to Country Music, Blues and Rock fans. Widely hailed for his finger-style and hybrid picking technique, Albert Lee helped to redefine country guitar for a whole generation of players with his song "Country Boy." Albert's many career highlights include two Grammy wins, 5 years in the Eric Clapton band (at Clapton's request Albert recently played the Crossroads Festival with Eric at Madison Square Garden in April) and stints with theRolling Stones' Bill Wyman, The Crickets, 25 years with the Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and many more.

"The greatest guitarist in the world."- Eric Clapton

"Albert is in every sense of the word, a genuine guitar wizard."- Earl Scruggs

"When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I'll be able to say -with pride if that's allowed- that for a while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee." - Emmylou Harris

The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka "J.T', on keyboards. J.T.'s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby, who graciously called John "the greatest keyboard player in the band." Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John's gifts. Bass player Will MacGregor's credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervanka, and more. Jason Smith brings both the subtlety of jazz and pounding pulse of rock to his drum stylings. Among his many credits: his jazz trio released the celebrated "Tipping Point" and "Think Like This" CD's , and on the rock side Jason toured with Five For Fighting, supporting the "America Town" CD with it's smash single "Superman (It's Not Easy)"
The Cryers
THE CRYERS have been performing since 1991, throughout the U.S.A. & Canada, as well as their home base of NJ/NY. The band's sound is based deep within the roots of Rock 'n Roll. It features a solid beat, captivating harmonies, and powerfully written songs. Along with their original material, the band performs with gutsy exuberance, tunes from the vast archives of Rock 'n Roll, breathing new life into timeless classics as well as contemporary songs from the cutting edge. Sid Berstein, the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, calls this band "Magical!"

The band's unique "rootsy" sound originates from the songwriting talents of bassist/vocalist Joe Orlando (www.joeorlando.com) and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Brown. They are dynamically supported by keyboardist/vocalist Belle Liao and drummer Tommy Seesellberg. Orlando's powerful, soothing voice and melodic bass lines, influenced by the early days of Rock 'n Roll, are complimented nicely by Brown's seasoned vocals and gritty guitar sound chiseled from the Rock 'n Roll bedrock of the 60's and 70's. Liao's sweet harmonies and classically trained keys are the icing on top, and the hard rockin' beat of Seesselberg, drives the sound home with one of the strongest two and fours in the business, honed from his days on the road performing with Rock Star Legends.

The Cryers have performed at premiere venues such as the The Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland, The Cutting Room in New York, New York, Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia, Westside Concert Theater in Hamilton, Ontario, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, Indiana, Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, Manasquan's Algonquin Arts Theatre, the Brookdale Performing Arts Center, as well as other numerous concert venues, casino's and events around the continent.

In addition to their own performance schedule, The Cryers can be seen performing Top 40 hits with headlining acts such as Denny Laine founder of The Moody Blues and original member of Wings, Terry Sylvester formerly of The Hollies and Ian Mitchell of The Bay City Rollers. The band has toured or performed with many notable musicians, including The Pete Best Band, Laurence Juber, world class fingerstylist and former Wings lead guitarist, Jefferson Starship, Chad & Jeremy, Peter & Gordon, Indie singer/songwriter Vienna Teng, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Billy J. Kramer, Connie Francis, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Tokens, Bobby Lewis, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and more.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229
http://www.tinpanrva.com/