Four legendary guitarists. Together. One festival stage. One night only. The sound engineer presses “record.”
Guitar history was made on July 12, 2013. And now everyone can be part of it.
Getting the “Telecaster Masters” — James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox — together was the idea of Doug Cox, artistic director of the Vancouver Island MusicFest. And as Albert Lee put it: “Welcome to my dream!”
Stony Plain releases Guitar Heroes on May 4 — a sterling collection of 11 killer songs rooted in blues, rockabilly, good ol’ rock and roll and a touch of country.
Putting four superb players on stage could have turned into what Keith Richards might have called “a guitar wank.” Instead the quartet revisited classic songs with powerful musicianship, good taste, camaraderie and mutual respect. With the support of Albert Lee’s band, everyone felt that this was a once-in-a-lifetime occasion where guitar history was being made.