Grammy Award Winning Country Guitarist, Albert Lee, Endorses EV

March 5, 2007

Electro-Voice is pleased to welcome Grammy Award winning country guitarist, Albert Lee, to the EV family.

Coinciding with the official launch of the Electro-Voice EVM-12L Classic guitar loudspeaker at this year’s Winter NAMM, the inimitable Albert Lee stopped by to check out the product. A longtime user of EV speakers, Lee told EV staff the story of how the EVM-12L guitar loudspeaker, in particular, became part of his legendary sound. That said, Albert is now an official endorser of the new EVM-12L, which is designed after the first EVM-12L to hit the market over 25 years ago.

“Electro-Voice is pleased to welcome Grammy Award winning country guitarist, Albert Lee, to the EV family.”

Again, we are honored to welcome Albert to the EV family.

For more information on Albert Lee, please read on!

Albert Lee: Biography

2002 Grammy Award Winner. “Foggy Mountain Breakdown“ from the CED Earl Scruggs and Friends won a Grammy on February 27th, 2002 for Best Country Instrumental Performance (Earl Scruggs, Glen Duncan, Randy Scruggs, Steve Martin, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Gary Scruggs, Albert Lee, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Douglas and Leon Russell). Albert is undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has every seen. Voted Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Country Guitar Picker“ five times, Albert also received two consecutive nominations for a Grammy Award in the Best Instrumental category and in October 1995 received a coveted Gold Badge Award from B.A.S.C.A (The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors). In 1997 Albert was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by musicians and fans alike, across many different styles of music. He is truly a musician’s musician, with an impeccable pedigree achieved over many years’ both touring and recording. Well respected by fellow musicians and fans alike, he never ceases to amaze with his unique style and enormous talent. In November 2002 Albert was amongst other world class names appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in the “Concert for George“, a tribute to George Harrison.

Albert is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice with the ability to switch from a soulful ballad to “tearing it up“ rock ’r’ roll style. Albert has excited audiences for many years as a member of Chris Farlowe’s Thunderbirds, Country Fever, Head Hands and Feet, Eric Clapton’s band, Emmylou Harris’ Hotband, and The Crickets. Co-writer of Country Boy and writer of many other great songs, Albert’s career extends to appearing and recording with many of the finest artists in the music industry, including Glen Campbell, Dave Edmunds, Dolly Parton, Bobby Bare, Joan Armatrading, Ricky Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, The Blue Caps, Robert Wells and Earl Scruggs. Albert has also toured extensively with the Everly Brothers since their reunion concert in 1983.

Albert is a popular member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, thrilling audiences with his playing and singing. He features prominently on the band’s CDs and video. In great demand by other artists, he has played on countless sessions not only in Nashville but all over the world. Albert has fronted his own band, Hogan’s Heroes (a talented group of musicians in their own right) since the late ’80s. Albert has five solo albums to his credit and two albums with Hogan’s Heroes in addition ot numerous albums with the artists mentioned above. His latest album, Heartbreak Hill, release on the Sugar Hill label in October 2003, is one not to miss. Contributing to this great album is the cream of the industry, a tribute in itself to the rare talent of a great man.

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