...and no, I repeat it for the 150.000 time, this
here is not Alvin Lee from Ten Years After, but Albert Lee, who belongs to
the world's best guitarists, according so several sources. If you name
Eric Clapton - Mr. Slowhand, so you should name Albert Lee - Mr. Fasthand.
Because I honestly want to say, that there ain't many other guitarists on
this planet, playing with such a speed and high quality standard. That's
what makes Albert to someone really special.
I have already more than once reported about him on this website. That's
why I spare myself to explain again his carriere.
can read it.
And actually he
doesn't really need to play such shows anymore, like tonight at the
Rattlesnake Saloon here in Munich. But he still does it for many years - 2
nights a year together with his band Hogarn's Heroes. For me it's a must
every time, this band is here. That's also the reason, why Joe Bonamassa
and also Good Charlotte have to play without me in different venues
The Ratllesnake Saloon is next to the Oklahoma, one of our two
Countryclubs here, only with one disatvantage, that the first mentioned
one, is much further away from my home adress, than the other. But never
mind... Comfortable Country aura is awaiting it's visitors including many
nostalgic Cowboy and southern states relicts. It almost seems like a
little museum. By the way, the food is delicious, I can only advise you,
to have a meal there. Whoever likes american/mexican food is at the right
spot. And every time I am here, I'm fascinated by female boss Gabi, who
handles everything so easily and always with a happy smile, no matter how
crowded the club is.
Enough ads, and back to Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes, who are playing
here tonight and tomorrow night again . The place is crowded as always,
and it's not only Countryfans gathering here. The band plays a mixture of
old fashion Rock, Countryrock, Blues and Rock'n'Roll, and the centerspot
is of course Albert Lee, who sings, plays guitar and also the keyboard.
The rest of the band is Steelguitarist
Gerry Hogan , Drummer Peter Baron,
Bassist Brian Hodgson and
instead of Pete Wingfield inow Ezio Pace
is handling the Piano
.He has also produced the new CD ‚Like This’.
always the same view, when Albert Lee starts to play. People shaking their
heads in quiet amazement ending up in enthusiastic applause. He is,
without doubt, one of the best beeing voten five times - Best Country
Guitar Picker by 'Guitar Player', nomiinated twice for a Grammy and won it
once for best Country instrumental performance. He received the Gold Badge
Award from the british academy for songwriters, composers and authors. And
he received a lifetime achievement award from the British Country Music
born Lee, who lives in the states for many years now, is still very down
to earth, and underlines his status and talent rather with his nice and
quiet mentality. He shares the stage with Clapton and Bill Wyman on the
big stages in the world. But his heart belongs last but not least to
Hogan's Heroes, who he luv's to play most. You can feel it. Albert Lee is,
like I said before, one of the very best one's, whether he's playing the
Royal Albert Hall in London, or like tonight at the Rattlesnake Saloon.
Accompanied by some other first class musicians, whereby Ezio Pace makes
quite an impression on piano, this appearance once again a sparkling
diamond within ths jungle of countless events. Please go and check it out,
next time Albert is here in town. He definately will be there , as
long as he's able to stand on a stage and play and return to the
for two nights a year.