Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Boston Pops, New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List.” At 28, Vinny Raniolo has already proved to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzareli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman. Frank and Vinny will be joined by Bassist Gary Mazzaroppi for this special performance.
The Les Paul Big Sound Experience is coming to Wanee Music Festival April 14-16 in Spirit of Suwanewee Music Park, Live Oak FL.
Guests can experience all of the entertainment and fun on board Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience mobile tour vehicle – a playground of technology, music, sound and invention for all ages. This marks the 100th Anniversary of Les Paul which is being celebrated across the country with special events, the tour and a host of promotions.
The Les Paul 100th Anniversary year officially kicked off in Times Square New York on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015. This is the same day the late, great Les Paul would have turned 100 years old. The day long festivities closed out the night with a star-studded red carpet and a musical celebration that brought together some of the world’s most legendary guitarists and musicians all on one stage to pay homage to Les Paul, the innovator, inventor, musician and legend.
The producers of the SOLD OUT Official “100th Anniversary of Les Paul,” musical event announced an additional limited quantity of more tickets to go on sale today, Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EST via ticketweb.com. Due to the high demand and pleas from Les Paul fans for tickets, The Les Paul Foundation was able to offer a limited amount of more tickets to the event for sale.
The Les Paul Foundation continues to change the face of music through various grants awarded to organizations around the country. The foundation's support of Guitars for Vets, a program headquartered in Milwaukee, helps in supporting veterans who graduate from its programs obtain guitars. Throughout his life Les Paul was an innovator who invented multi-track recording and the solid body electric guitar. He was interested in music education, engineering and medical research through his entire life.
After a PBS Thirteen broadcast and two Independent Music Award nominations, “Thank You Les” hits the new Cutting Room in NYC for a film screening and live performance packed with “Special Guests” to celebrate the release of a limited edition vinyl. “Thank You Les”, a recording and documentary tribute to industry icon, Les Paul, brings forth a dream cast of big name talent including Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Slash, José Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Eddie Brigati and more.
Real Gone Music's first releases of Spring 2013, due out on the 2nd of April, will tickle the funny bones of all manner of collector, as the label has taken its customary eclecticism to new heights, with releases from a vocal pop legend, two guitar icons, the most popular crossover classical artist of all time and a long sought-after soundtrack in addition to a strong slate of rock-oriented releases.
Keith Richards takes to his official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with an exclusive “Ask Keith” video clip answering the question “What was it like to work with Lou Pallo?” on the new Les Paul tribute album, Thank You Les.
“He came up with the most perfect song”, said Richards, referring to his collaboration with Pallo on the Les Paul and Bing Crosby 1941 hit, It’s Been a Long, Long Time. “He’s known as the Man of a Million Chords and he can find a chord for every different note you’re singing, which fascinates me.”