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Guitar Army Featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, & Joe Robinson presented by WMOT/Roots Radio - 5/12/18Saturday, May 12 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
Guitar Army Featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, & Joe Robinson presented by WMOT/Roots Radio - 5/12/18
at City Winery Nashville
- 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
Guitar Army featuring John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson brings together three world-class musicians, distinct guitarists, singers and songwriters with an incredible rhythm section. Each Guitar Army show is performed in enthralling five-piece supergroup fashion. This is a full-on, captivating display of guitar prowess — at times potent and powerful, and at others, tasteful and graceful. It’s a magical combination of virtuosos rarely seen on one stage in one band.
John Jorgenson is a GRAMMY® Award winner known as one of the world's most talented guitarists and multi-instrumentalists who co-founded landmark groups The Desert Rose Band and the Hellecasters, played guitar in Elton John's band for many years and has collaborated with the likes of Sting, Billy Joel, Roy Orbison, Emmylou Harris, and Bob Dylan. Jorgenson’s latest release — an ambitious and acclaimed limited edition 3-CD box set titled Divertuoso — features three new albums from his gypsy jazz quintet, his bluegrass band (J2B2), and a solo album of electric guitar work. GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton has said "John Jorgenson is one of my most favorite players. He is incredibly versatile, and his solos are unique and melodic, played with amazing technique. 'My' guitarist's guitarist."
Lee Roy Parnell, a multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee, soulful vocalist and No. 1 hit-maker, is widely recognized as one of the best slide guitar players on the planet. Parnell is also a Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member (alongside fellow honorees such as Kris Kristofferson, JD Souther, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson) and has toured/collaborated with many legends including The Allman Brothers Band, Delbert McClinton, and Bonnie Raitt. Gibson has honored Parnell with the creation and production of the Lee Roy Parnell Signature '57 Les Paul Goldtop guitar. Parnell’s new album, Midnight Believer, made the AllMusic Best of 2017: Favorite Blues Albums list. No Depression on Parnell: "A fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul and Southern rock traditions..."
Australian prodigy Joe Robinson started playing shows with acoustic virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel at the age of 11, took the top spot in the Australian National Songwriting Competition at 13 years old, and won Australia’s Got Talent just after turning 17-years-old. He’s toured the world with his trio, in a unique solo acoustic/electric format and with Emmanuel, Rodney Crowell, and others while earning “Best New Talent” accolades in the Guitar Player Magazine Readers’ Poll and a spot on Guitar Player’s “Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind-Blowing Young Guitarists” list. Robinson is working on new music to be released in 2018. The Washington Post has taken note of Robinson's artistry, saying "it's not hard to imagine him rivaling the popularity of, say, John Mayer in coming years."
"From the first time we played together, it was clear that it was something special," Robinson has said of Guitar Army. "We knew it would do well on the road."