Since his psychedelic debuts between 1964 and 1966 with The Yardbirds, then a period of solo glory in the 1970s (the famous albums “Blow by Blow” and “Wired”), the appearances of this great British guitar hero have seemed too rare. In the 1980s and 90s, Jeff Beck was more often a gala virtuoso performer than an active creator, yet he will always be seen as the creator of a unique and flamboyant, wild and incredibly technical style, with an unmatched sound. Starting out in blues and hillbilly / rockabilly (see the album “Jeff Beck: Rock´n´Roll Party, Honoring Les Paul”, a concert recorded in 2010 in homage to the guitarist Les Paul, his biggest influence), the “Loner” is one of the artists who has taken the electric guitar to a new dimension. Beck made a comeback in 2008 with a series of small-scale concerts at Ronnie Scott's in London. Following up on the album “Emotion & Commotion”, which had five nominations at the Grammy Awards (2011) and after working with Herbie Hancock on The Imagine Project, followed by six years of silence, Jeff Beck made a definitive comeback in 2016 with “Loud Hailer”, an album written with Carmen Vandenberg and Rosie Bones from the group Bones. He then set off on tour with his idol Buddy Guy. In August 2016, El Becko celebrated 50 years of a protean career on stage at the Hollywood Bowl in the company of Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Hall, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler (double album and DVD released in 2017).
Line up : Vinnie Colaiuta (dms), Rhonda Smith (b), Jimmy Hall (voc), Vanessa Freebairn-Smith (cellist)
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