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Both multiple Grammy winners and music legends, Peter Asher and Albert Lee combine their talents for an evening of songs and stories.
The exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who mattered.
—Wall Street Journal
An all-around charming and delightful fellow—he reminisces about his whole career and it is highly entertaining.
His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine Top 20 records during their career. Their debut single, “A World Without Love”—a song given to them by Paul McCartney—went to number one in over thirty countries, including the U.S. and U.K. In 1968, Asher became head of A&R for the Beatles’ newly formed record company, Apple Records, where he found, signed, and produced James Taylor and worked closely with the Beatles on their individual projects.
As a producer, Asher has worked with such diverse artists as James Taylor, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Cher, Morrissey, Robin Williams, Jane Monheit, Kenny Loggins, the Dixie Chicks, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hans Zimmer, and Billy Joel, among many others. He has been awarded thirty-seven RIAA-certified gold albums and twenty-two platinum albums in the U.S., and many more internationally. Asher has produced thirteen Grammy Award–winning recordings, and in 1977 and 1989 was honored individually with the Grammy Award for “Producer of the Year.” He won a further Grammy in the category of “Comedy Album of the Year” for his production work with Robin Williams.
The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary, and he’s gifted on just about every level.
Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, and the Crickets over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock ‘n’ roll scene of sixties London, when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.
After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Lee quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on “Foggy Mountain Breakdown.” He continues to tour today, playing his signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar.
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.