Only the finest musicians have the ability to capture the nuances of life in sound, which puts Johnny in a very exclusive group of six-stringers that includes Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix. The secret is his blend of melody, sonic definition, technique and that indefinable-yet-tangible quality called \\’soul.\\’ And he\\\’s eloquently shared that secret on the CDs Sometime Tuesday Morning (2001), Get Inside (2004) and the instructional DVD Taste, Tone, Space (2006). All the virtues of Johnny A.\\\’s playing are in abundant display on One November Night. Johnny has shared the stage with B.B. King, Les Paul, Jeff Beck, JJ Cale, Etta James, Dr. John, Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton, Steve Vai, George Thorogood, Eric Johnson, Joe Bonamassa, Huey Lewis and the News, Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford, Monte Montgomery, Duke Robillard and Coco Montoya, among others. Performances at Eric Clapton\\\’s Crossroads Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Japan\\\’s Fuji Rock Festival and many more.
Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest song-writing talents and accomplished live performers. The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles, etching himself into the UK’s musical psyche with Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess, Walk on By, Strange Little Girl and Skin Deep. Cornwell has released eight solo albums, most recently Hooverdam, produced and mixed in Toerag Studios by Liam Watson, known for the Grammy winning White Stripes’ Elephant. On this visit he will be joined by Legendary Blondie drummer Clem Burke and bassist Steven Fishman (James White and the Blacks).
‘Forever Young: Bringing the Legacy to Life’ presents photographs and graphic memorabilia from the folk revival of the 1960’s to today, crossing the generations. Music posters, album art, unique event calendars and photographs bear witness to some of New England folk music’s most important cultural moments.
The exhibition features the works of photographic artists of the folk scene including Dick Waterman’s pictures of blues musicians; Boston’s long-time editorial and arts photographer Don West; the artistic renderings of Eric Von Schmidt; along with a vintage steamer trunk presenting audio interviews and video excerpts in a unique hands-on display.
The New England Folk Music Archives preserves, promotes, and documents the ongoing cultural legacy of folk music and its connections to New England through education, collaboration and entertainment.
Image: Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell and Dave Van Ronk by photographer Bob Morey 1967