Western Reserve Folk Arts Association

Albert Lee & Jeremy Clyde – An Evening of Stories & Songs

All Ages
Saturday, August 17
Doors: 6:30pm
$33 to $43
Albert Lee & Jeremy Clyde
As one half of Chad & Jeremy, Jeremy Clyde “fell into the slipstream of the Beatles” and burst through all barriers to success in America as part of the 1964 British Invasion, while Albert Lee has been called “the ultimate virtuoso” by Eric Clapton. Influenced from their earliest days as musicians and performers by great American artists like Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers, Albert Lee and Jeremy Clyde bring those influences to the fore in their first series of “storytellers” style shows together as an acoustic duo.
 
Albert Lee began his career as a touring musician in the early sixties, and soon catapulted onto the stage with the likes of Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Emmylou Harris. A 25-year run as Music Director of his beloved Everly Brothers coincided with studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr (“The Concert for George”). Even with all this, he found the time for over 10 solo and band albums under his own monniker. His numerous studio sessions have led to four Grammy Awards nominations and two Grammy awards.
 
We came to know Jeremy Clyde via seven Top 40 hits with Chad & Jeremy, whose debut “Yesterday’s Gone” quickly established them as a force on American radio and television. Jeremy regales us with tales from Chad & Jeremy’s sixties era TV appearances on Batman and the Dick Van Dyke show, and more recently his own acting roles in “The Iron Lady” alongside Meryl Streep as Maragaret Thatcher, as well as “Downton Abbey”. Perhaps influenced by such work, Jeremy’s songwriting has a cinematic quality which is highlighted in songs from his” Bottom Drawer Sessions” releases. 
 
It all starts with a song, and these duo shows will reflect that. From the Chad & Jeremy catalog, Albert Lee and Jeremy Clyde  will harmonize on “Distant Shores”, “Yesterday’s Gone”, “Summer Song”, and more. From Albert Lee’s back pages, expect the Jimmy Webb-penned , “The Highwayman”, Glenn Campbell’s ” A Better Place”, and the Jimmy Jones/Otis Blackwell classic “Handy Man”. Inspirations to both artists such as the Everly Brothers provide “Crying in the Rain” and “Bye Bye Love”, while from Buddy Holly comes “ Well, All Right” and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”. As Albert and Jeremy tell us stories of the travels that brought them to so many of the intersections of cultural history, the two legends bring these timeless songs to life.