SUNDAY, MAY 5 . 5PM . ALBERT LEE . WSG THE CRYERS

May 5, 2024 5:00 pm The Music Room

Sunday, May 5, 2024 . 5PM

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ALBERT LEE

Guitar legend and Multi-Grammy Award Winning Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric ClaptonEmmylou Harris  and an endless list of the most influential pop-culture icons of the 20th century.  The British-born country-rock artist started up during the emerging Rock & Roll scene of sixties London, when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page, and  Chris Farlowe.

Albert first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R&B stalwarts Chris Farlowe’s Thunderbirds.  After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee’s next full- time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Head, Hands, and Feet.  His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on “The London Bo Diddley Sessions” for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “The London Sessions”.  This and other work with US based greats led to a permanent position in Buddy Holly’s, the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home.  There he became friendly with Don Everly, who had also settled in Southern California; they played regularly on a formal and informal basis, with Albert contributing to Don’s 1974 solo effort “Sunset Towers”.  The move to California also led to work on sessions for the debut album of Jackson Browne.

Albert Lee performing at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival

Lee joined Joe Cocker’s band in the mid 70s, a time that included recordings for the April 1976 release “Stingray”.  From there A&M records singed Albert as an artist in his own right.  The solo album’s completion was delayed by constant studio and touring work, primarily in Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band; in 1976 Albert replaced James Burton when Burton left to continue work with Elvis Presley’s TCB band.  The Emmylou Harris albums “Luxury Liner” (Jan. 1977), “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town” (Jan. 1978), “Blue Kentucky Girl” (April 1979), “Roses in the Snow” (May 1980, recorded July 1979), and “Evangeline” (Jan 1981, recorded 1978-80) all include Albert.  He ended his touring tenure with the Hot Band to complete his solo album, and “Hiding” was finally released in 1979.

Albert Lee performing “Country Boy” with Steve Morse

An invitation around the Christmas season in 1978 led to a five year adventure for Albert with Eric Clapton. The live album “Just One Night”, recorded at Budokan in December 1979, was the first release (April 1980) to feature Albert.  “Another Ticket” (Feb. 1981), “Time Pieces Vol 2-Live in the 70s” (1983), and “Money and Cigarettes” (Feb. 1983) all were part of Albert’s tenure with Eric.

Albert Lee’s song “Country Boy” helped to redefine country guitar for a whole generation of players, and was later to become a #1 hit for multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs.

His studio work in this period continued, including contributions to three albums by Rosanne Cash: 1979’s “Right or Wrong”, 1981’s “Seven Year Ache”, and 1982’s “Somewhere in the Stars”.  Other sessions included work with Dave Edmunds, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Carlene Carter, and countless others.  His solo efforts continued as well, with the self titled “Albert Lee” in 1982, and instrumental releases on MCA, the acclaimed “Speechless” (1986) and “Gagged but not Bound” (1987).

When the Everly Brothers reunited on September, 23, 1983 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Albert was on hand as guitarist and Musical Director.  He continued in that role for over 20 years until the brothers retired.  An invitation in 1987 by steel guitarist Gerry Hogan for Albert to play his annual festival led to the formation of Albert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes, who remain an active touring force in the UK and Europe, and a recording force worldwide, with 7 albums to their credit.  The film “Live at the Tivoli” was released in 2011, and the new album, “On the Town Tonight” was released on February 14, 2012.

Albert has been awarded 2 Grammys in his illustrious career.  In 2002, Lee received a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance for “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” from the album “Earl Scruggs and Friends”.  In 2009, he again received a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance for the track “Clusterpluck” from Brad Paisley’s album of the same name.

Albert remained an occasional member of the Crickets, and toured regularly with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.  Sugar Hill Records released Albert’s solo efforts “Heartbreak Hill” in 2003 and “Road Runner” in 2006.  A summer 2011 jaunt with John Jorgenson prompted Albert to form his own US band for the very first time.  With sellouts at venues from coast-to-coast already in their rear view mirror, Albert Lee and his band will continue to tour around the world.

Why is there a difference in price for available seats at The Music Room?

All seating at The Music Room is acquired with a first come, first served basis approach.  The Music Room provides all patrons with a live musical experience above and beyond your average concert hall, and supporting this vision are the 4 tiers of available seats at The Music Room.  With a nod to classic record sales certification, the 4 tiers are:  Diamond, Double Platinum, Platinum, and Gold.  Seats range in price based on several factors including artist availability and distance to the stage.

Do you have the same number of seats for each tier?

No.  The Diamond tier of seats only has 12 seats available.  These seats are 4 top rounds located right at the foot of the stage.  You cannot get any closer to the artist than these 12 seats.  These are considered premium seats and are usually purchased by the most ardent fans.

The Double Platinum sections features 4 top square tables and one special 2 top rectangle, and there are 14 seats available.  Still very close to the stage, these seats provide an exceptional view and personal experience.  Table no. 7 is a 2 top rectangle that sits just to the right of the stage and back approximately 6 feet.  It is an extremely popular table.

The Platinum section of seats has a mixture of 4 top squares, two 3 high top rounds, and 9 drink rail seats that are bar height.  The total number of seats in the Platinum section is 37.  These are all excellent seats and reside in the main room.  Depending on a viewer’s personal taste, a table, a high top, or a drink rail might be the right choice, but they are all fabulous and unobstructed.

Gold seating is available in the bar area and can be considered first come, first serve general admission.  Most of the seats are unobstructed but depending how patrons sit at the bar or high tops, there might be a slight obstruction.   Standing room is permitted in the Gold section. The sound is excellent and most Gold level tickets are purchased by patrons that want to be near the bar specifically or by patrons wanting to be further away from the stage by design.  Please refer to our pictures to determine if this area is what you are looking for.  There are only several seats available and mostly Standing Room.

PLEASE READ OUR SEATING CHART EXPLANATION.  GOLD TICKETS OR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (GA) HAVE LIMITED SEATING (FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE IN THE BAR AREA) WITH THE REMAINDER STANDING ROOM ONLY.

*TICKET DISCLAIMER:  The Music Room has a NO REFUND POLICY.  In the event of a cancellation/reschedule, The Music Room will always honor the purchased ticket for the same seat and same artist at the original price.  If a show is cancelled and not rebooked, ticket holder will be issued a credit towards any future show/event at The Music Room.  Ticket holder assumes all risks, hazards, and dangers.  Event subject to change.  No ticket required for entry.  Please bring I.D*