Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Theatre at Washington, Virginia
291 Gay St
$25 - Adults
$10 - Under 18
“A master!” – Pete Townsend, The Who
The celebrated composer and acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber returns to the Theatre at Washington, Virginia, for a solo concert during his tour of the East Coast from his home base in California. These annual concerts are always among the most highly attended at the Theatre, which Juber has called “one of my favorite venues to play [since] it has just the right combination of intimacy and pure acoustics.”
Laurence Juber received his first Grammy as a young musician when he was lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s “Wings.” His arrangement of “The Pink Panther” earned him his second Grammy. Juber moved to California years ago where he composes, arranges, and performs extensively – when he is not on the road playing to audiences stretching from “Little” Washington to London, England. He has recorded 23 solo albums; LJ Plays The Beatles, was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums.
As a studio musician, Laurence Juber can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Seal and Barry Manilow, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to the TV show Home Improvement and the academy award-winning movies Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas. His music is also featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning.
In fact, Laurence Juber earns press accolades wherever he goes. The San Francisco Chronicle, for example, wrote that “the notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it's hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings . . . his playing is just short of sleight of hand and, like all magicians, he makes it seem effortless.” In addition, Guitar Player Magazine wrote, “The melodies and textures and harmonies he coaxes out of an acoustic guitar are absolutely spellbinding.”