Guitar Legend, Arlen Roth Joins Forces with Other “Tele Masters” on New CD, Due August 24

Guitar Legend Arlen Roth Joins Forces with Other Tele Masters on New Roots Guitar Music Extravaganza, Due August 24 on Aquinnah Records

Guests Include Steve Cropper, Brad Paisley, Steve Wariner, Joe Bonamassa, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Jack Pearson, Bill Kirchen, Redd Volkaert and Many More

RIDGEFIELD, CT – Acclaimed guitar master Arlen Roth has teamed up with a host of fellow Telecaster greats to release his latest album, Tele Masters, coming August 24 on Aquinnah Records. Joining Roth (in alphabetical order) are Joe Bonamassa, Steve Cropper, Jerry Donahue, Vince Gill, Johnny Hiland, Bill Kirchen, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Brad Paisley, Jack Pearson, Will Ray, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner.

Watch a video about the making of Tele Masters here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vx2covdiwr140zm/TELEMASTERS_TRAILER_HERO_062818.mp4?dl=0

Recorded mostly in Nashville, Tele Masters was produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy), who also played drums on the sessions. The all-star line-up of notable players who also appeared on the sessions included Cindy Cashdollar on lap steel guitar, and acoustic guitar wizards Billy Panda and Bryan Sutton, plus Hambridge’s long-time bassist, Tommy MacDonald.  Although predominantly instrumental, the album also includes vocal contributions from Steve Cropper, Jack Pearson, Sweet Mikey C. and Arlen Roth’s daughter, Lexie.  

“This was such a rewarding experience for me to make,” says Roth about the new album. “I got to do some Telecaster duets with the best of the best when it comes to Tele playing. This album is dedicated to the great ‘Tele Masters’ of the past: Albert Collins, Danny Gatton, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Buchanan, Clarence White, Roy Nichols, Don Rich, Jimmy Bryant, Luther Perkins, Muddy Waters and so many more.”

Enlisting the support of so many great guitar players on Tele Masters often just involved reaching out to some of Roth’s many friends and admirers. “When my manager called and asked if I’d be interested in doing this, I quickly replied, ‘Count me in, man!’,” enthused Steve Wariner. “I’ve always admired Arlen and loved his playing. He’s always been so innovative.” Added the legendary guitarist Steve Cropper, “It’s fun to hear him play; he’s awesome!”

The mix of songs included in the repertoire of Tele Masters features everything from blues, rock, pop and country classics (“Remington Ride,” “Key to the Highway,” “Rumble,” “Promised Land,” “Satisfied Mind,” “Mrs. Robinson,”) to timeless chestnuts (“Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “Tennessee Waltz”) and a number of sizzling original instrumental workouts (“Bunky,” “Roadworthy,” “Funky Mama,” “Tuff Tele” and “A Minor Thing”). Of special note is the track “Joe’s Blues,” a tribute to the great Albert Collins, which features the triple-threat guitar assault of Arlen Roth, Joe Bonamassa and former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Jack Pearson.

Arlen’s last CD was the critically-acclaimed Slide Guitar Summit (2015) which featured Roth and an incredible lineup of fellow slide guitar greats – Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, David Lindley, Rick Vito, Jimmy Vivino, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, Cindy Cashdollar and Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters).

Guitar legend Arlen Roth is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, and during the course of his 45+year career has toured the world and recorded with an amazing list of artists, including Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, Eric Andersen, Dusty Springfield, Janis Ian, Don McLean and The Bee Gees, among others. His teaching and creation of Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education all over the world, with his videos having sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. His current online lessons and blogs for Gibson.com have over 1 million followers. Arlen was also the man behind the legendary blues film, Crossroads, creating the guitar parts, directing the guitar scenes and working alongside fellow guitarist Ry Cooder and actor Ralph Macchio during the film’s production. He was voted in the “Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time” by Gibson.com and in the “Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time” by Vintage Guitar Magazine. He has eight best-selling books to his credit, and his book, Hot Guitar, is a compilation of 10 years of his wildly popular column for Guitar Player Magazine.

Roth’s first album Guitarist, won the Montreux Critics Award for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” in 1978, and his All Tricked Out! album (2012) garnered four Grammy nominations. His Slide Guitar Summit CD was similar in approach to his classic and legendary album, Toolin’ Around (1993), which featured duets with guitar greats such as Danny Gatton, Duane Eddy, Brian Setzer, Duke Robillard, Albert Lee, Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas, and which also became a film documentary. He followed up that album with Toolin’ Around Woodstock, with Levon Helm, Sonny Landreth and Bill Kirchen.

Arlen Roth is also the founder and CEO of the new “International Guitar Hall of Fame and Museum.”

Tele Masters CD cover download:   http://www.markpuccimedia.com/Tele-Masters-Cover.jpg

Hi-Res Photo by Alan Mayes: http://www.markpuccimedia.com/Arlen-Roth-by-Alan-Mayes.jpg

ARLEN ROTH – TELE MASTERS CREDITS

REMINGTON RIDE
(Penny/Remington)
Fort Knox Music & Trio Music Company, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Steve Wariner: Guitar
Cindy Cashdollar: Lap Steel Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY (William Broonzy/Charles Segar)
Songs Of Universal Music INC, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Jack Pearson: Guitar & Vocals
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

WHITE LIGHTNING (Hambridge/Cropper)
Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP & Midnight Hour Music Publishing Inc, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Steve Cropper: Guitar & Vocals
Tom Hambridge: Drums, Percussion & Background Vocals
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Bryan Sutton: Acoustic Guitar

BUNKY (Arlen Roth)
Lofty Songs, ASCAP
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Brad Paisley: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

RUMBLE (Link Wray/Milt Grant)
Andval Music & Link Wray Music, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Will Ray: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

MRS. ROBINSON (Paul Simon)
Paul Simon Music, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Albert Lee: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass

SATISFIED MIND (Joe “Red” Hayes/Jack Rhodes)
Fort Knox Music & Trio Music Company, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Vince Gill: Guitar
Lee Falco: Drums
Brandon Morrison: Bass

ROADWORTHY (Arlen Roth)
Lofty Songs, ASCAP
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Brent Mason: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

I CAN FIX IT (Pearson/Howse)
Candlefly Songs, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Jack Pearson: Guitar & Vocals|
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

TENNESSEE WALTZ (In tribute to “Cowboy” Jack Clement) (Pee Wee King/Redd Stewart)
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Lexie Roth: Vocals
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

JOE’S BLUES (In tribute to Albert Collins) (Traditional Arrangement)
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Joe Bonamassa: Guitar
Jack Pearson: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass|
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

FUNKY MAMA (In tribute to Danny Gatton) (Big John Patton)|
Lofty Songs, ASCAP
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Johnny Hiland: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY (Stan Jones)
MPL Communications Inc., ASCAP
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Cindy Cashdollar: Steel Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Alex Salzman:  Organ
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

TUFF TELE (Arlen Roth)
Lofty Songs, ASCAP
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Bill Kirchen: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

PROMISED LAND (Chuck Berry)
Arc Music, BMI
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Jerry Donahue: Guitar
Sweet Mikey C: Vocals
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Bryan Sutton: Acoustic Guitar

A MINOR THING (Arlen Roth)
Lofty Songs, ASCAP
Arlen Roth: Guitar
Redd Volkaert: Guitar
Tom Hambridge: Drums
Tommy MacDonald: Bass
Billy Panda: Acoustic Guitar

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