Albert Lee Plays First Australian Show At Melbourne Guitar Festival - Noise11.com
Albert Lee Melbourne Guitar Show 2018

Albert Lee at the Melbourne Guitar Show 2018

Albert Lee Plays First Australian Show At Melbourne Guitar Festival

by Paul Cashmere on August 5, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Guitar genius Albert Lee arrived in Australia this week for a month of shows, starting with the Melbourne Guitar Show.

While Albert Lee never evolved to celebrity, he did become a musician’s musician, working alongside names like Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and Bo Diddley for the last 50 years.

An Albert Lee give is a trek through music’s DNA. While the Melbourne Guitar Show set was almost all covers, Albert curates a songlist that could easily be a template of modern music sounds.

The choice of Fats Domino pioneer Rock and Roll, the creation of Country-Rock through his time with Emmylou Harris, the guitar brilliance crafted by Carl Perkins or the songwriting excellence of Jimmy Webb gave a point of difference to every song Albert played.

‘Highwayman’ was well placed considering Jimmy Webb is also in Australia right now. (Webb and Lee’s Thursday night gigs clash so Albert can’t attend Webb’s show but maybe Jimmy Webb could pop up the night before with Albert).

Albert ended this set with one from his early days. ‘Country Boy’ was written by Albert and recorded by his band of ’71 ‘Heads, Hands & Feet’. According to Albert it signalled his arrival living in the USA.

This show for the Melbourne Guitar Show had a stripped down setlist because of time restraints and schedules. Albert Lee’s club show run a lot longer.

Albert Lee Melbourne Guitar Show setlist 4 August 2018

I’m Ready (Fats Domino cover)
Wheels (Flying Burrito Brothers cover)
Restless (Carl Perkins cover)
Song For The Life (Rodney Crowell cover)
Runaway Train (John Stewart cover)
Luxury Liner (Emmylou Harris cover)
Spellbound (Paul Kennerley cover)
Leave My Woman Alone (Ray Charles cover)
Highwayman (Jimmy Webb cover)
Country Boy (from Heads, Hands & Feet, 1971)

Albert Lee Australian dates

August 4, Melbourne, Melbourne Guitar Show
August 4, Melbourne, Caravan Club
August 5, Upwey, Skylark Club
August 8, Melbourne, Flemington Bowls Club
August 10, Meeniyan, Meeniyan Hall
August 11, Adelaide Guitar Festival
August 12, Perth, The Charles Hotel
August 15, Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains Theatre
August 16, Canberra, The Basement
August 17, Sydney, Brass Monkey Cronulla
August 18 and 19, Sydney Guitar Festival
August 21, Newcastle, Lizottes
August 22, Central Coast, The Art House Wyong
August 23, Brisbane, The Zoo
August 24, Gold Coast, Sound Lounge
August 25, Gympie, Gympie Music Muster

http://davidroywilliams.com/tours/albert-lee/

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Related Posts

Temptations 60
Soul Icons The Temptations To Release New Album Temptations 60 in 2022

Legendary soul group The Temptations will release a brand new album of mostly original songs in 2022. ‘Temptations 60’ comes 60 years after the first single for The Temptations ‘Oh Mother of Mine’ in 1961.

2 days ago
Stonewall Jackson photo from North Carolina Hall of Fame
Stonewall Jackson Dead At 89

Country music star Stonewall Jackson has died at age 89 after a battle with dementia.

2 days ago
The Beatles Get Back
Peter Jackson Tells How He Restored Beatles Audio In Get Back

Peter Jackson has revealed how he restored the sound on the Beatles’ songs for 'Get Back'.

2 days ago
The Rolling Stones, Ros OGorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
The Rolling Stones Will Tour Again

It sounds like The Rolling Stones are already planning another tour. After just wrapping up the No Filter shows in the USA, bass player Darryl Jones is alluding to another tour soon.

6 days ago
Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath, Noise11, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Tony Iommi Teases Ozzy Osbourne Collaboration

Tony Iommi has teased his "really good" upcoming collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne.

7 days ago
The Beatles Get Back
The Beatles Did Not Break Up After Let It Be

One of the great Beatle myths is that the band broke up after the Get Back/Let It Be sessions and that the original film documented the break-up. That is not true.

November 29, 2021
The Darkness: Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Darkness Have A Christmas Beer

The Darkness has released a beer named after their festive hit 'Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)'.

November 28, 2021