The Mahwah Museum presented an online concert series during the weekend of June 6-9, 2020 to celebrate Les Paul’s 105th birthday with Gene Paul, Lou Pallo, Gary Mazzaroppi, Vincent Raniolo, Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh.
The links are now up for the performances and Zoom conversation. Click on the links to hear the performances.
Lou Pallo played regularly with Les for over 30 years at Fat Tuesdays then at The Iridium. In an interview, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, described Lou as “ an incredible guitar player” and the man “who knows a million chords”. In addition to Les, Lou’s early influences included Tony Mottola. Lou has worked with a wide variety of celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald to Mr. Richards himself.
Joining Lou Pallo are special guests Vinny Raniolo & Gary Mazzaroppi.
Click here to view performance: https://youtu.be/buq2rHWjJG4
Muriel Anderson performs a set to honor her friend Les Paul. Harp-guitarist and former National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Muriel is host of the annual All Star Guitar Night, where she co-hosted a show with Les Paul at the Ryman auditorium. Join her for music and memories of back-stage moments with Les. murielanderson.com/now
Click here to view performance: https://youtu.be/qfMsK7h3s0w
Thom Bresh was born in Hollywood, California and raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was one of the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a “World Class” guitarist that deserves to be heard.” bresh.com/
Click here to view conversation:
Conversation with Gene Paul – Join us for a conversation with the Gene Paul, the son of the legendary musician and guitar innovator, Les Paul. Gene will share stories of his father with moderator Charlie Carreras, Vice President, Mahwah Museum, Professor Emeritus of History, Ramapo College.
Gene Paul is an audio recording/mixing/mastering engineer, producer, musician and son of Les Paul. He was an engineer at Atlantic Recording Studios during their famed 1960s–80s period and is currently the chief mastering engineer at G&J Audio, a mixing and mastering studio for major and independent labels focused on reissues and new recordings. http://lespaulremembered.com/