Masters of The Telecaster, May 23, 2020
Feat: Jim Weider, G.E. Smith, Larry Campbell
With three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world Jim Weider (The Band) GE Smith (SNL / Roger Waters band), Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan/Levon Helm band) this is sure to be a historic night of Blues & Roots Rock & Roll. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Stevie Winwood and Bo Diddley to the Rolling Stones and more!
The three Masters are joined by Lincoln Schleifer & Josh Dion to complete this righteous band.
A master of classic telecaster guitar, Jim Weider, is renowned for his Rock and Blues-based signature sound. He is among a select group of musicians with an endorsement from Fender Stratocaster Guitars and, for the past three decades, he’s earned enormous respect from fellow musicians and music fans throughout the world. For more on Jim Weider.
G.E. Smith led the Saturday Night Live (SNL) band for 10 years (1985-1995) working with a roster of musicians reading like a Who’s Who of contemporary music. During that time, he penned the Wayne’s World theme with Mike Myers premiered by Aerosmith on SNL and fit in a four year tour with Bob Dylan. G.E. recently completed a three-year run with Roger Water’s Wall Live worldwide tour. For more on G.E. Smith.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell was born and raised in New York City and was the music director for the Levon Helm Band for eight years. Larry sings and plays mandolin, guitar, pedal steel, fiddle and other string instruments and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for instrumentalist by the Americana Music Association and voted Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013. Larry was a member of Bob Dylan’s band from 1997-2004 and he and his wife Teresa Williams can frequently be seen performing with Phil Lesh and Friends, Hot Tuna and Little Feat as well as performing on their own as a duo.
For more on Larry Campbell.