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WORLD RENOWNED UK ACOUSTIC GUITARIST
ADRIAN LEGG CELEBRATES HIS FIRST SELF-RELEASED
RECORDING ‘SLOW GUITAR’—FEATURING RE-RECORDINGS
AND LIVE VERSIONS OF FAN FAVORITES—WITH
A 17 CITY EAST COAST/MIDWEST TOUR IN JULY

Voted ‘Acoustic Guitarist Of The Decade’ by Britain’s Guitarist
Magazine and The Recipient of Numerous Accolades by
Guitar Player—The Innovative Musician/Composer Kicks Off
His Latest U.S. Tour Saturday, July 7 in Frankfort, Illinois

Hailed by the Los Angeles Reader as a “genius of acoustic guitar wizardry” and winner of multiple Guitar Player magazine awards, Adrian Legg (http://www.adrianlegg.com [1]) celebrates the release of his latest recording Slow Guitar with a highly anticipated 17 city U.S. tour this July that hits cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest. The jaunt kicks off Saturday, July 7 at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, Illinois.

The London born, UK based musician and composer also brings his “astonishing virtuosity” (Q Magazine) and “narrative melodies and nakedly emotive tones (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) to venues in Frankfort, IL (Down Home Guitars, July 7), Arcadia, IN (Hedgehog Music, July 8), Ann Arbor, MI (The Ark, July 9), Pittsburgh (Thunderbird Café, July 10), Easton, MD (Nightcat, July 11), Sellersville, PA (Sellersville Theatre 1894, July 12), Piermont, NY (Turning Point, July 13), Lewiston, PA (private event, July 14), Trumansburg, NY (Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, July 15), New York City (Iridium Jazz Club, July 16), New Millford, CT (National Guitar Workshop, July 17), Eaton, OH (Taffy’s, July 20), Iowa City, IA (The Mill, July 22), Duluth, MN (Amazing Grace Bakery, July 24), Minneapolis, MN (Dakota Jazz Club, July 25), Spencer, IA (private event, July 27) and Lexington, KY (Woodsongs Radio Hour).

Slow Guitar, Legg’s first album since 2004’s critically acclaimed Inheritance and first ever self-released project, features compositions from the past two decades that audiences have requested at his shows; fans have also been inspired to share stories about the significance of these songs in their lives.

After cutting his teeth in several working bands in England and Ireland as an electric player, Legg switched to acoustic and won a Guitar magazine solo acoustic competition in both the composition and performance categories. The readers of Britain’s Guitarist magazine later named him Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade (1984-94). He later won Best Acoustic Fingerstylist four years running, Best Overall Guitar Album and Best Acoustic Album twice in the Guitar Player readers’ poll.

Legg is a technical visionary known for his melding of acoustic and amplified guitar modes; a magazine writer and author; and at large commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered,” where millions hear his variations on the show’s theme music.

Fans can visit his official website for the latest tour information and more at www.adrianlegg.com [1]


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