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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

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Earl Klugh

Oct 04-Oct 5, 2013

GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh touring for his new CD HandPicked - which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart

Friday, October 4
8pm $36 & 10pm $27

Saturday, October 5
7:30pm $38 & 9:30pm $34

Earl Klugh - guitar
Eric Marienthal - sax
David Spradley - keyboards
Al Turner - bass
Ron Otis - drums



Also at Yoshi's SF on Oct 3!

“…a guitarist with impeccable technique.” – The New York Times

In 1976, the Detroit-born guitarist Earl Klugh – a self-taught virtuoso whose broad influences included Bill Evans, Burt Bacharach, Laurindo Almeida and the great country guitarist Chet Atkins – burst on the scene with his self-titled debut album, which easily crossed beyond the categories of jazz, country, classical, pop, R&B, and world music. Four decades and over thirty recordings later, the GRAMMY® Award-winner and 12-time nominee Earl Klugh has recorded with a number of master musicians – from George Benson, Al Jarreau and Bob James to Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Jimmy Buffett, Chick Corea, Hubert Laws and Patrick Williams – in a myriad of settings, from small combo to orchestra.

On July 30, 2013, Klugh releases his first CD on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. HandPicked is a soulful, sixteen-track solo/duet recording featuring special guest guitarists Vince Gill and Bill Frisell and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro playing with Klugh on specially-selected tunes that include standards, and original Klugh-penned compositions, some of which have been recorded by Klugh on previous albums, are artfully revisited on this dynamic new disc.

Klugh isn’t new to the solo guitar or collaborative scenes. In 1989, Klugh released his first solo-guitar album, titled simply Solo Guitar. Sixteen years later, his second solo recording (and 11th GRAMMY® nominated album) Naked Guitar, emerged. Both of those discs were not only popular, but they received high critical praise as well. His collaborations, One on One, Two of a Kind and Cool with Bob James, and Collaboration with George Benson featured backing bands. Whereas HandPicked is Klugh’s first project containing duets stripped down to the purest sense of the word, his first largely solo record with multiple original solo guitar pieces – and his most personal and profound recording to date.

Earl Klugh's website