Star Studded Musical Celebration on Tuesday, June 9th Brings Together Some of Music’s Most Epic Performers and Friends of Les.
Official kick-off event was held at Hard Rock Cafe New York. Music icons including Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Journey’s Neal Schon, Steve Vai, guitar virtuoso Johnny A, Count’s 77 and Lou Pallo and the Les Paul Trio appeared at the event. Ken Dashow from Q104 emceed and stars of rock n’ roll also attended. Ticketed guests had the opportunity to visit Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience, a 53’ interactive state-of-the-art journey through music with Les Paul that was be parked for the day in Times Square.
The event, which will benefit the Les Paul Foundation, has limited capacity and ticket holders will get to experience a historical musical event of epic proportions.
Les Paul was the father of the solid body electric guitar – the inventor of multitrack recording, overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects, electronic echo and many other recording innovations that today’s recording artists use every day. Musicians from every genre have credited Les Paul for their careers. Numerous museum exhibits and awards continue to celebrate the innovations and accomplishments of Les Paul.
The Hard Rock Cafe New York has also created a limited edition collectible pin honoring Les Paul. The replica pin is of the guitar pick Les Paul designed and handmade using sand paper for a better grip. The oversized pick pin will be sold at the New York retail location exclusively. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pins will benefit The Les Paul Foundation.
The official 100th Birthday Celebration of Les Paul will be one of the most historical moments in music history. For over three years the Les Paul Foundation has been planning events and program which will continue the legacy of Les Paul, bring about excitement to explore and invent and remind people that Les Paul changed the face of music in many ways.
World Liberty TV, Entrainment Team was on hand to interview Mr Michael Braunstein Executive Director the Les Paul Foundation, and many of Les Paul’s friends who were in attendance as well as his family members.