Guitar Masters Larry Carlton and Robben Ford are hitting the final U.S. leg of their tour after stunning audiences in Korea, Australia, Spain, England, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Corsica and Italy with their exhilarating performances. The two legends paired up for dozens of special international shows as both were performing and leading master classes around the world. Now the virtuosos are playing a series of West Coast and Midwest concerts.
The buzz from the all-time greats’ 2006 performances together in Japan preceded them as they went from country to country sharing the stage in what have been described as unforgettable evenings. Their dueling solos within a repoirtoire of blues and jazz combined the kind of the precision and soulful style that only two all-time greats of their caliber can deliver.
Carlton’s smooth-as-velvet touch in jazz and blues propelled him to an elite class of guitarists decades ago. His phrasing and technical prowess compliment a creative voice that is as versatile in smooth jazz as it is in blues and blues rock. Carlton’s work with the Crusaders is legendary. He has recorded with every big name imaginable, from Sammy Davis, Jr. to John Lennon to Jerry Garcia.
Ford’s musical journey also involves a chapter of jazz history. His stints with Sadao Watanabe and Miles Davis are as noteworthy as his prolific solo career that began while he was playing with the Yellowjackets. He has played with countless great performers as well, including George Harrison and Michael McDonald. His recent work marks a return to his blues roots with many critics hailing his playing with the Blue Line as among the best modern blues rock being played today.
Carlton and Ford are following a phenomenal July 31st performance in San Diego with shows in in Sacramento, Eugene, Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City before heading to the Midwest for shows in Boulder, Des Moines, Lincoln and Chicago.
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