ABOUT THE ARTIST & SHOW:
THE LES PAUL AND MARY FORD TRIBUTE SHOW
Featuring Tom & Sandy Doyle... A Magical Pair!
When Tom and Sandy perform their Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute Show it's like the best time travel ever! Their audience will be transported back many decades back to a time when things were more simple, when music had meaning and the artists we truly talented none more so than Mr. Les Paul and his lovely wife, Mary Ford.
Tom and Sandy are not just merely doing an impression of these great entertainers of the past, Tom has a long history with the great and famous guitar icon. Tom and Les worked together, side by side for over 45 years on guitars, music, sound engineering, Les' personal performances and so much more!
Doyle's guitar riffs are simply amazing, and his high-speed finger picking make his one instrument sound like dozens. So many in "The Les Paul Entourage" still call Tom, "Tommy eight track" because of his ability to deliver that multi-track and layered sound with just one guitar! While Tom is making the music, his stage partner Sandy sounds eerily the inimitable Mary Ford herself with that uncanny self-harmony that Les and Mary made so famous all those years ago.
Take a stroll down memory lane and enjoy a piece of our shared American Musical History with this enthralling show dedicated to the one and only Mr. Les Paul... The Godfather of the Electric Guitar and the inventor of "sound on sound" multi-track recording. Tom was Les Paul's guitar builder, fixer, soundman, friend, and all around right-hand-man for over 45 years. Come listen to Tom tell stories about "The Master", First-hand accounts of what it was like to work with the musical genius for almost half a century. You'll be regaled and fascinated by the music, the stories, the secrets, and the behind the scenes look at one of America's Greatest Musical Legends and Innovators!
History is funny sometimes... Often there's more legend, lore, hearsay, fiction, and spin than actual truth to certain stories as they get passed around over time. That's certainly the case with regard to the legacy of Les Paul - one of the most creative, ingenious, and important musicians and inventors of this or any other time. Even though Les is/was a recent figure in music history over the last millennium... the man, his guitars, his contribution to music, and his influence are covered in myth... mired in misinformation and laden with erroneous fable. One man was there, through it all... the ups and the downs, the good times and the bad, the major discoveries and the foibles - and that was Tom Doyle. Tom was Les' close friend, confidant, co-inventor, ear, sounding board, and fixer for all those decades. It's been said before, but never was it so true - Tom Doyle was "The man behind the man".