When I first heard Albert Lee's "Fun Ranch Frolic" in high school, I was floored by its precision and unstoppable groove. It was a decade of plectrum prowess, and there was no shortage of muscular technique to go around. Yngwie Malmsteen was, of course, famous for his ability to play full-picked lines across the strings with seemingly impossible accuracy. And even Eddie Van Halen could sting unexpectedly with blasts of right-hand wizardry.
Eric Clapton has released the animated lyric video for his new single, "Call Me the Breeze," and you can check it out below. The track is from The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, a new album attributed to Eric Clapton & Friends. It will be released July 29.
Guitar legend Albert Lee is kicking off a three-night stand at New York City's Iridium Jazz Club tonight. Luckily, fans who can't make it to any of the shows can enjoy a live webcast of his Saturday-night set right here. The live webcast will go live 8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at this location.
Beginning tonight -- Monday, August 22 -- with Albert Lee and John Jorgenson's performance with The Les Paul Trio, The Iridium Jazz Club in New York City is giving people around the world a chance to check out what Guitar World magazine calls "the city's — if not the country's — new home of the guitar."
It’s no secret that Nashville is home to more incredible guitarists than any other place on earth. Here’s a list of five country pickers with enough chops and dizzying technique to make even Yngwie Malmsteen envious.