Former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings, Laurence Juber fuses folk, jazz, pop, and classical into a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. As a young working musician in London, England in the 1970s, Laurence got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney picked him to become Wings’ lead guitarist. Laurence spent three years recording and touring with the band. During that time he won a Best Rock Instrumental Grammy for the track “Rockestra” from the Wings album, Back to the Egg. After Wings folded in 1981, Laurence embarked on a career as a solo artist, composer and arranger, and soon developed a reputation as a world-class guitar virtuoso, being voted #1 by Fingerstyle Guitar magazine. He has released 14 critically acclaimed solo albums, including LJ Plays the Beatles, Guitarist, PCH, and I’ve Got the World on 6 Strings. Laurence’s DVD Guitar Noir is DVD Etc. magazine’s top pick for surround-sound 5.1 audio and earned a 2005 CEA “Demmy” Award for Sonic Excellence. His solo guitar arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme is featured on the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy-winning album, Henry Mancini-Pink Guitar. His arrangement of “Stand by Me” was featured in the “Diamonds Are Forever” television commercial. The venerable C.F. Martin Company currently offers an ‘LJ’ Signature model guitar and GHS Strings market Juber’s Signature guitar strings. His latest release Wooden Horses showcases his composing for solo guitar.
The concerts will be held in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through TicketWeb at (866) 468-7619 or www.ticketweb.com, via our website at www.ritztheaternewburgh.org or by calling the Ritz Theater Box Office at (845) 784-1199. All tickets are general admission and include a reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. Seating is limited.
For more information about the series and the historic Ritz Theater, visit www.ritztheaternewburgh.org or call (845) 784-1199.