07/23/11

7th Guitar Town Festival Coming to Colorado

John Jorgenson, Lee Ritenour, Albert Lee and Larry Carlton in the lineup

The free Guitar Town festival featuring John Jorgenson will take place in Copper Mountain, Colo., from August 12-14. This is the seventh year for the festival.

A Grammy Award winner, Jorgenson (Elton John, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison) will be performing with his American gypsy jazz band, John Jorgenson Quintet, on August 13. On August 14 the John Jorgenson Electric Band will perform with special guest Albert Lee (Eric Clapton).

The 2011 Guitar Town Festival lineup also features guitar virtuosos such as Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Albert Lee, David Lindley, Doyle Dykes, Tony McManus, Carolyn Wonderland, Peppino D’Agostino, Bill Kirchen, Mark Selby Band and Scott Goldman. Workshops given by many of the artists appearing on the bill begin at 10 a.m. daily on August 13 and14 in Village Square, and live music begins on the Guitar Town Main Stage at noon each day (an all-acoustic lineup is set for August 13 and an all-electric lineup for August 14).

Visit Jorgenson’s website for more information.

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