Albert Lee w/ Eve Selis & the Eve Selis Band
ALBERT LEE, born in Blackheath, London, has always been surrounded by music. His father was a musicin, and he took up piano at the young age of seven. It wasn’t until he was 15 and took up the guitar, though, that he discovered how he would spend the rest of his life. He dropped out of high school to pursue music full time at the age of sixteen, playing country, R&B and rock and roll. Inspired by the likes of Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Jerry Reed, he continued to play all sorts of music.
Lee began to achieve international acclaim when he played with Jon Lord, keyboardist for Deep Purple. He went to L.A. in 1974 to join The Crickets and in 1976 joined Emmyloud Harris’s Hot Band and worked for Eric Clapton for five years starting in 1978. He regularly played with The Everly Brothers and Willie Nelson. He won Guitar Player magezine’s “best country guitarist” award five times in a row.
EVE SELIS started her musical career in the San Diego cover band Heroes. In 1998, she left the band to pursue her solo career and, in 2000, she released “Long Road Home” on Stunt Records. She has since released four albums, has been downloaded 2 million times, and sold 40,000 CDs. Her music has been in several independent movies and she has performed on CNBC, ESPN and BBC.
Her latest album, Angels and Eagles, was released in 2008. She won Best Americana or Country Album at the 2008 San Diego Music Awards and Best Americana at the 2010 awards. She performs at Anthology with finger style guitarist Albert Lee. Lee performed on with Deep Purples Jon Lord and appeared on a live recording for the band. In 1974, he joined The Crickets and cut three albums together before playing in Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band. In 2002, Lee won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.