Guitar Night/Six Strings 14 June Meltdown
5/25/2010 (updated 5/25/2010)

Meltdown Festival
Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, UK
Six Strings

If you love the guitar, don't miss this extraordinary gathering of legends and masters!

James Burton, pioneering country rock virtuoso, who invented a whole style of playing in his work with Rick Nelson and Elvis Presley.

Nokie Edwards of the Ventures, groundbreaking picker still at the absolute peak of his powers.

Dennis Coffey, one of the legendary Motown players, featured on such hits as Cloud Nine, one of the funkiest of the Funk Brothers.

Martin Simpson, one of the world's great acoustic guitar virtuosos, with his own unique blend of traditional styles. Twice recipient of BBC 2 Folk Award for Artist Of The Year.

John Etheridge, jazz-rock guitar great, who has played with Soft Machine, Stephan Grapelli, John Williams.

Hosted by British guitarist/composer and Meltdown curator Richard Thompson.

Apart from the stellar musicianship, expect some great stories, technical insights, and jamming!

Opening the show! Blues legends Beverly Guitar Watkins and Albert White.
The real deal. You wouldn't want to be late for this.

Southbank Centre Tickets

Richard Thompson's Meltdown