Fingerstyle Guitar Virtuoso Adrian Legg at The Monmouth Academy with The Cryers
Fingerstyle Acoustic & Electric Guitar Virtuoso Adrian Legg will be performing with one of America's Premier Independent bands The Cryers at The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts in Morganville NJ.
- (1888PressRelease) March 22, 2011 - MORGANVILLE, NJ - Fingerstyle Acoustic & Electric Guitar Virtuoso Adrian Legg and Classic Rock band The Cryers will be performing on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8 pm at The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts in Morganville NJ. Adrian Legg will be performing from his 10th U.S. album release, Slow Guitar. Opening for Legg, with original selections from their own new CD, will be Monmouth County's own, The Cryers.
Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar, Legg blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own. He has been hailed as "one of the wizards" of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer), "an adventurer" (Newsday) and "a genius" (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer, writer and author. Legg is a witty and engaging between song onstage raconteur, as well as an at large commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." It's no wonder that What's Up magazine hails London-born Legg as "the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale."
With a solo career in the UK beginning in the 1970's, in 1990 Legg found even greater success across the pond as a regularly touring solo act, headlining and sharing bills with fellow guitarists Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Eric Johnson (whose 2005 album Bloom Legg plays on) and Joe Satriani (on both his own shows and as part of his G3 Tour package with Johnson and Steve Vai, whose Favored Nations record label released two of Legg albums).
Currently touring in support of his 10th U.S. album release, Slow Guitar, Legg revisits 13 of his songs that are cherished by his fans and followers. "The ones that get requested the most are the slow ones," Legg explains. "And eventually I thought, well, I should put them all together and re-record them, because I think about
them differently now. What happens is that you come out with a new tune and you play it to people, and after you've played it to a lot of different people, if they like it, it has another kind of dimension to it. It has all those people in it as well. It's not just you in it anymore; it's something that's shared. It's quite stronger than it was."
It's no wonder that popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, "Quite simply, there is no one else like him," citing his "dazzling technique and equally large dollops of spirit, humor, passion, eclecticism and spontaneity." For his part, Legg appreciates all the praise, but views his mission as far more basic, as an expression of his soul and humanity. "I don't see what I do as particularly eclectic; I see it as perfectly normal. In terms of the music that has gone before me, I simply reflect my forebears like every other musician." The results of that approach, however, are simply irresistible and unforgettable.
One of America's premier independent veteran rock bands, the Cryers are known not only for their own hard-rocking rootsy sound but as favorites of the British Invasion artists that they accompany and open for. They have performed with some of rock 'n roll's most influential members, such as Lawrence Juber of Wings. Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Wings, Terry Sylvester formerly of The Hollies, Joey Molland of Badfinger, The Pete Best Band, Peter and Gordon, and Chad and Jeremy. Currently they are completing their second CD of original material titled "Rock 'n Roll Holiday."
In addition, the Cryers run the acclaimed Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts, a top-rated music teaching facility in Central New Jersey that offers instruction in music theory and performance as well as professional studio recording for a wide range of ages, skill levels and instruments. MAMA features more than 25 individual instruction rooms, recital room and group classroom, plus a technologically sophisticated recording and rehearsal studio. Teaching staff are composed of full-time professional musicians, graduates of Julliard, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Berklee College of Music and other prestigious schools of music.
The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts is located at 1230 Campus Drive West, Morganville, NJ 07751. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at (732) 617-1124 or www.monmouthacademy.com.
For more information:
Adrian Legg: http://www.adrianlegg.com/
The Cryers: www.reverbnation.com/thecryers
The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts: www.monmouthacademy.com