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B.B. King Blues Club
Between 7th and 8th Avenues 237 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036
212-997-4144
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This guitar legend is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Arlen has toured the world with countless acts and recording with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, Eric Andersen, The Bee Gees and so many more. His teaching and creation of Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education all over the world, and his videos have sold in excess of 2.5 million copies.

His first album, Guitarist, won the Montreaux Critics Award for Best Instrumental Album of the year in 1978, and his latest album, All Tricked Out! Garnered 4 Grammy Nominations! His prowress on the Telecaster has earned him the nickname Master of The Telecaster and also a master of Slide Guitar, he is currently recording a Slide Guitar Summit album featuring duets with many slide guitar greats such as Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, Greg Martin, Lee Roy Parnell, David Lindley Rick Vito, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Douglas, George Thorogood and many others!

His current band, “The Cordobas” features Eddie Denise on Bass, Shannon Ford on drums and Chris Foley on 2nd guitar. His daughter Lexie Roth also sings with the band, and she has become a great recording artist, singer and songwriter in her own right, with many great credits to her name, such as singing on the new Les Paul Tribute album, plus having her son featured in the latest Karen Black film, “Maria my Love.” She also sang the blues classic “Night Life” on the album with Levon Helm.