Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London, when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.
“The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton
After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums, and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. He continues to tour today, and plays his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar.
“A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris
Albert is pleased to announce his new hand-picked band for his UK and European tours this year. If you saw Albert last year you will have noticed his amazing young drummer - Ollie Sears. He continues to work with Albert and the two of them will be performing with Ross Spurdle on Keys and Ben Golding on Bass. The tour officially kicks off at The Half Moon in Putney on 28th Feb, with Albert and the band performing live on a very special Old Grey Whistle Test on 23rd Feb at 9pm on BBC4. The show will be hosted by Whispering Bob Harris, and definitely not to be missed!