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Peter Asher

Nov 27th 2016 @ The Plough Arts Centre

Great Torrington, United Kingdom
I Was There
Sunday, November 27th, 2016
6:30 PM
The Plough Arts Centre
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
Multiple GRAMMY winners Peter Asher & Albert Lee combine their talents for an acoustic evening of songs and stories. As one half of Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher's voice literally soared through Carnegie Hall (Fox News), while Albert Lee has been called the ultimate virtuoso by Eric Clapton. Influenced from their earliest days as musicians and performers by great American artists like Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers, Peter Asher and Albert Lee bring those influences to the fore in their first series of shows together as an acoustic duo.

Albert Lee began his career as a touring musician in the early sixties and soon catapulted onto the stage with the likes of Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Emmylou Harris. A 25-year-run as Music Director of his beloved Everly Brothers coincided with studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr (The Concert for George). Even with all this, he found the time for over ten solo and band albums under his own moniker. His numerous studio sessions have led to four GRAMMY nominations and two awards.

We came to know Peter Asher via 10 Top 40 hits with Peter & Gordon, whose debut A World Without Love topped the charts in the United States, UK, and over thirty other countries . His days as A&R director for the Beatles' Apple Records made history, and he became a legend as producer and manager of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and a host of others. He remains the only artist manager to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his studio work has led to two GRAMMY Awards for Producer of the Year.

Theirs is a history of song, and this shows will reflect that history. From the Peter & Gordon catalog, Peter Asher and Albert Lee will harmonize on World Without Love, I Go To Pieces, 500 Miles, and more. From Albert Lee's back pages, expect the Jimmy Webb-penned title track from his new acoustic album, The Highwayman, Rodney Crowell's Till I Gain Control Again, Hoyt Axton's Evangelina, and more. And of course, mutual inspirations such as the Everly Brothers provide Crying in the Rain and No One Can Make my Sunshine Smile; from Buddy Holly comes the massive Peter & Gordon hit True Love Ways and Learning the Game. As Asher and Lee tell us stories of the travels that brought them to so many of the intersections of music history, the two legends bring these timeless songs to life.
Show starts 7.30pm