August 26, 2018
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST LARRY MITCHELL
SONGS, STORIES, ADVENTURES WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIKE GALLAHER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 4PM
$20 ADVANCE / $25 AT DOOR
Larry is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player.
As an artist, he has released 9 solo records and won a San Diego Music Award for best pop jazz artist. Larry is currently touring promoting his 2018release “Deja Vu”
As a producer-engineer, Larry has won 26 New Mexico Music Awards in various categories from pop, adult contemporary, rap, rock, country World music and Native American. He won a Grammy Award for producing, engineering and performing on “Totemic Flute Chants” by Native American artist Johnny Whitehorse, who is better known as Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.
Larry is currently touring with his own trio as well as solo shows in support of “Deja Vu”
Michael Gallaher, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, is a passionate, fiery guitarist with a fine melodic sense. He left Baltimore at the young age of eighteen to pursue his musical destiny and spent the next several years on the road. A Texas stopover turned into a ten-year sojourn, during which time he became a fixture on the Dallas music scene, recording and performing with a literal Who’s Who of modern music. It was during this time that he was voted as “Texas Tornado” by the Dallas Observer as the year’s best jazz player, joining the ranks of such former winners as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, and Johnny Winter.
Gallaher later relocated to Nashville where his playing took him even further, as the lead guitar player for superstar vocalist Joe Cocker, traveling the world for the No Ordinary World Tour. It was during this time that another superstar, Leon Russell, heard Gallaher’s album Blue Paradise and signed him to his new label. Eventually, Gallaher met up with Adrian Belew, who was so impressed with the guitarist’s skills, that he added him as a member of his power trio. Equally at home with any number of contemporary musical forms, Gallaher has made a name for himself as one of the most versatile and multifaceted players on the scene today. He is a musician who crosses all musical genre borders and receives high praise from the artists with whom he has collaborated.
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