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Performing Arts and Speaker Series

Earl Klugh

Image of Earl KlughTime: Thursday May 7, 2009 7:30pm

Location: Music Building Concert Hall

Tickets: Reserved $25/ General $20/ Students $10

Grammy Award-winning acoustic guitar player Earl Klugh is described by the Boston Globe as "one of the most highly esteemed jazz guitarists in the world. He has performed and recorded with top musicians such as George Benson, Bob James, Bill Frisell, Russell Malone, Ray Parker Jr., and Peter White, and been nominated for thirteen Grammys. In 1980 he won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his album, One on One.

He released a new album this year, The Spice of Life, his first full-length release in nine years, and a follow up to his successful 2005 release of Naked Guitar. He's released thirty-five albums in all, since 1976.

Klugh for the guitar was first inspired by Chet Atkins, whom Klugh saw perform on the Perry Como Show. Little did he realize that he would someday be a guest performer on several of Atkins's albums. In turn, Atkins has also performed on one of Klugh's albums, Magic in Your Eyes. Klugh has performed all over the world, collaborated with some of the world's finest musicians, and has become one of the most loved and respected guitarists working today.