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Earl Klugh has been everywhere this year! From New York to Japan to South Africa and everywhere in between, fans the world over have had the chance to see Earl perform. In fact, there's no telling where he'll be next.
If we could rewind the clock to some of Earl's more memorable shows this year, we'd probably start with his March tour dates and then a trip to Osaka, Japan in April as part of the International Jazz Day Global Concert. There he joined the likes of Herbie Hancock, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Garrett and many others, while fans around the world were able to watch the concert live on JazzDay.com.
From there it was on to a Memorial Day Weekend tour through Buffalo, New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Buffalo stop, at Rockwell Hall, was a rescheduled date from March 13 that had been postponed due to a blizzard. Then came Charlotte, where Earl and the band played The Halton Theater with Eric Marienthal on saxophone, David Lee on keyboards, Al Turner on bass and Ron Otis on drums.
Earl also had a great time at The Blue Note in New York City in August, and in Richmond, Virginia at Richmond Jazz Festival. And of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't include Earl's participation in the Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island, South Carolina in November.
If you haven't taken a peek at Earl's tour schedule for 2015, what are you waiting for? Already on the schedule are stops in Kansas City, KS., Appleton, WI., Des Moines, IA., Colorado Springs, CO., and another return to South Carolina in November. Get your Earl Klugh tickets now!
Earl Klugh, a literal guitar virtuoso (Created August 2, 2013)
What's the biggest complement you can pay to a musician? One would guess being placed in the "beyond category" by the likes of Duke Ellington would fit right up there. And for guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh, it also happens to be the perfect description.
Klugh released his debut album all the way back in 1976, but this master of the acoustic-classical guitar has churned out dozens of discs since then, 23 of which have been listed on Billboard's Top 10 list of jazz albums and five that landed in the coveted No. 1 slot. Over the years, he has been nominated for 12 Grammys, winning in 1980 for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
It's not that Klugh doesn't enjoy talking about and promoting his past works, but it's tracks from 2013's "HandPicked" that were handpicked by the artist himself to mark his 60th birthday. And each selection reflects his favorite songs and offers a tribute to his music heroes. From the opening track "Alfie" to songs like the Everly Brothers hit "All I Have To Do Is Dream," the project is an absolute showcase for how Klugh chased his guitar dreams.
As if Klugh doesn't put enough hard work and dedication into his own studio music, he's also produced more than 50 charts for classical orchestras, and is quite the road warrior. In addition to his Weekend of Jazz events and touring with his own group, he recently appeared at the last two editions of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, performed at a dedicated show at the Country Music Hall of Fame in honor of Chet Atkins, and so far in 2013 has made stops in South Africa, Japan and Indonesia.
Earl Klugh Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|The Spice of Life||2008|
|Sudden Burst of Energy||1996|
|Midnight in San Juan||1991|
|Whispers and Promises||1989|
|One on One||1988|
|Soda Fountain Shuffle||1984|
|One on One||1982|
|Crazy For You||1981|
|Late Night Guitar||1980|
|Dream Come True||1980|
|Living Inside Your Love||1976|
Top 10 Earl Klugh Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Living Inside Your Love||2,950||1,544|
|2||Dance With Me||2,585||1,277|
|3||The Shadow Of Your Smile||2,593||1,244|
|4||I Heard It Through The Grapevine||2,027||1,084|
|6||Goodtime Charlie's Got the Blues||1,628||889|
|8||Long Ago And Far Away||1,276||741|
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Earl Klugh Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/13/2015 Appleton WI Kimberly Clark Theater Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 02/12/2015 Appleton WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 02/12/2015 Appleton WI Kimberly Clark Theater Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Earl Klugh Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/08/2014 Kiawah Island SC Kiawah Island Golf Resort 11/07/2014 Kiawah Island SC Kiawah Island Golf Resort 11/06/2014 Kiawah Island SC Kiawah Island Golf Resort 10/05/2014 Temecula CA Thornton Winery 10/04/2014 North Las Vegas NV Access Showroom at Aliante Casino & Hotel 10/03/2014 North Las Vegas NV Access Showroom at Aliante Casino & Hotel 09/21/2014 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/20/2014 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/19/2014 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/18/2014 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 08/17/2014 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/16/2014 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/15/2014 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/14/2014 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/13/2014 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/12/2014 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 06/15/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 06/12/2014 Yountville CA Lincoln Theater 05/24/2014 Charlotte NC Halton Theater Charlotte 05/23/2014 Buffalo NY Rockwell Hall 05/03/2014 Tokyo 13 Cotton Club 05/02/2014 Tokyo 13 Cotton Club 05/01/2014 Tokyo 13 Cotton Club 04/25/2014 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 04/25/2014 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 04/24/2014 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall 04/12/2014 Atlanta GA Ferst Center for the Arts 03/15/2014 Boston MA Scullers Jazz Club 03/14/2014 Boston MA Scullers Jazz Club 03/04/2014 Tallahassee FL Opperman Music Hall
Earl Klugh Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/05/2013 Oakland CA Yoshi'S San Francisco 10/04/2013 Oakland CA Yoshi'S San Francisco 09/15/2013 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/14/2013 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/14/2013 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/13/2013 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/13/2013 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 09/12/2013 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 08/05/2013 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/04/2013 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 08/03/2013 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 07/31/2013 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 07/30/2013 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 04/12/2013 New York NY Madison Square Garden 04/06/2013 Colorado Springs CO The Broadmoor 04/05/2013 Colorado Springs CO The Broadmoor 04/04/2013 Colorado Springs CO The Broadmoor
Earl Klugh Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/04/2012 Oakland CA Yoshi'S San Francisco 11/03/2012 Oakland CA Yoshi'S San Francisco 11/02/2012 Oakland CA Yoshi'S San Francisco 10/28/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/27/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/26/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/25/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/24/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/23/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/22/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/21/2012 Baltimore MD Capital Jazz SuperCruise 10/13/2012 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 10/12/2012 Pittsburgh PA Manchester Craftsmen's Guild 10/06/2012 Chicago IL Old Town School of Folk Music 08/07/2012 New York NY Blue Note Jazz Club 07/21/2012 Snoqualmie WA Snoqualmie Casino 06/22/2012 Kettering OH Fraze Pavilion
Earl Klugh Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 06/12/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 06/11/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 06/11/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 06/10/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 06/10/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 06/09/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 06/09/2011 Seattle WA Jazz Alley 02/26/2011 Cerritos CA Cerritos Center
Earl Klugh Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 08/04/2009 Norfolk CT Infinity Hall