Thursday, March 1, 2012
Two-time Grammy Award-winning guitar artist Laurence Juber is heading to the Rockies with a Colorado Springs appearance.
Juber will play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs. Tickets range from $15 to $20.
“I played Stargazer’s last year for the first time, sharing the stage with Peppino D‘Agostino. It’s a cool venue and I’m happy to be making a return trip with a solo headline concert,” Juber said. “I’ll be bringing some new compositions and arrangements to this show, so be prepared for few surprises as well as some favorites.”
Best known for playing lead guitar in Wings from 1978 to 1981, Juber, known as ‘LJ’, has since had a distinguished career as a solo finger-style guitarist. A world-class guitar virtuoso solo artist, composer and arranger, he fuses folk, jazz, and pop styles and creates a dynamic multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.
Juber has released 19 acclaimed solo albums since Wings folded. His celebrated arranging skills are featured on two volumes of LJ Plays The Beatles, the first of which was voted among the all-time top ten acoustic guitar records.
The San Francisco Chronicle wrote of Juber: "He gloriously articulates the melodies and never succumbs to show-off playing. The notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it's hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings. His playing is just short of sleight of hand and, like all magicians, he makes it seem effortless."
As a studio musician, he can be heard on recent albums from artists as diverse as Barry Manilow and Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. He is also featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows and movies including the Academy Award-winning Good Will Hunting, the James Bond thriller The Spy Who Love Me and most recently, The Muppet Movie.
For more information visit: http://laurencejuber.com/
What: Laurence Juber
Where: Stargazers Theatre, 10 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs, CO
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10
Cost: $15 to $20
Information: 719-476-2200 or http://www.stargazerstheatre.com