Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents Guitar Legend Arlen Roth & The Cordobas
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The last date listed for Arlen Roth & The Cordobas was Saturday June 15, 2013 / 10:00pm.
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Vocalist Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne from Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers head up this high-energy salute to the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove to hits from greats like "The Godfather" and "Queen" of Soul -- James Brown and Aretha Franklin -- not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear these hot tunes performed live on stage. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof." Learn More
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.