LES PAUL'S TRIO Feat. Steel Guitar Legend JOHNNY FARINA Of SANTO & JOHNNY
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Lou Pallo remained the only constant in Les Paul's Trio up until Les passed away in 2009. He continues to lead the trio joined by Nicki Parrott on bass and John Colianni on piano. Lou's goal is to keep Les' music and unique style alive as he pays homage to his long-time band mate, friend and music idol.
"Thank You Les" is Lou's recent star-studded recording and documentary tribute to guitar icon and inventor, Les Paul. After close to 40-years of performing with Les Paul, weekly, Lou Pallo has invited close friends in multiple genres to help him pay homage to their friend and mentor, preserving Les' spirit through a collection of jazz and blues standards adored by Les himself. Through the filming and recording process plus artist interviews and rare Les Paul footage, we learn about Les' later years and what it was like to work alongside the iconic guitar legend.
Santo & Johnny's "Sleep Walk" continues to be one of the most popular and quickly recognized instrumentals of the 20th century. It was the last #1 instrumental of the 50's and earned them a Gold Record.
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.