Join us for a film series in conjunction with the Musical Instrument Museum and their new newest special exhibition, The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon! Showcasing the dramatic transformation of popular culture brought about by the electrically amplified guitar. Each screening will be introduced by Richard D. Walter, PhD – Curatorial and Collections Department
Curator for United States / Canada and Europe.
Some of music's biggest names come together to honor the ultimate icon Les Paul. The night is headlined by show-stopping numbers from an all-star slate of Paul disciples, with Slash and Edgar Winter teaming up on the Stevie Wonder staple Superstition; Toto axeman Steve Lukather's rendition of Jimi Hendrix Little Wing; and Joe Perry and Buddy Guy closing the night with a soulful blues set. Other highlights include spirited performances by Joe Satriani, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Neil Schon, and more.
As part of the night's festivities, A TRIBUTE TO LES PAUL LIVE also features rare commentary taken from Paul's final interviews before his death, recorded at New York's landmark Iridium jazz venue, as well as at Paul's home in Mahwah, New Jersey. The special event was held to raise funds and awareness for the South Central charity A Place Called Home, designed to give at-risk youth a safe and secure environment they can thrive in.
Featuring these performances:
- Superstition (Slash, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter)
- Little Wing (Steve Lukather)
- Watch Boogie (Joe Satriani)
- House Full Of Bullets (Joe Satriani)
- Going Down Slow (Joe Perry, Buddy Guy)
- Hooch Koochie Man (Joe Perry, Buddy Guy)
- Lovin' Cup (Robben Ford)
- I Wanna Know You (Neal Schon, Shayna Steele)
- Rock & Roll Hooch Koo (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Lukather, & Edgar Winter)