Earl Klugh Tribute to Chet Atkins
Saturday, June 30
Country Music Hall of Fame - Ford Theater
222 5th Avenue S
On Saturday, June 30 at 1:30pm in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater, Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh will perform solo in tribute to his hero, Chet Atkins, in the closing weeks of the special exhibition Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player. Renowned for his sweet tone and his mastery of the acoustic guitar, Klugh ranks as one of the world’s finest jazz musicians. He was barely a teen in Detroit when he was awestruck by seeing Atkins play guitar on television. "Chet's playing cast a long shadow on my whole life," Klugh said of his late friend. After meeting in the late 1970s, Klugh and Atkins collaborated frequently. "Earl can wail with the best," Atkins told Guitar Player magazine, "but he prefers to touch people emotionally. He reaches your heart with that romantic special something." Streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org. Following the program, Klugh will sign copies of his CDs and a limited edition Hatch Show Print.
Presented in support of the exhibit Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, made possible by the Gretsch Company. Exhibit closing July 15, 2012.
Museum admission or Museum membership required for program admittance. Due to limited seating, a program pass is required for your complimentary seat. Passes will be available for pick-up at the Museum two hours prior to the start of the program, on a first-come, first-served basis. Your pass does not guarantee you a seat after the program begins.
MEMBERS ONLY: Call 615.416.2050 to reserve your program pass in advance. Reservations will be accepted until 48 hours before the program, or until the program is sold-out.