Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton will perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 1 at 8:00 PM. Frampton is one of the most celebrated and well-known guitarists in rock history and won a Grammy in 2007 for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for “Fingerprints.” Tickets start at $105 and are available at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
At 16, Peter Frampton was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others.
Of his live show, Naples Daily News hails, “Frampton’s acoustic lead playing sizzled on extended jams, tasteful and flashy at the same time, reminiscent of virtuosi such as Daryl Stuermer and venturing into Al di Meola territory. He showed he could rock out high up the neck on acoustic, and also find melodic, jazz-infused licks.”
Frampton was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.” His fifth solo album, the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time. In addition, he continues to tour non-stop including Frampton’s Guitar Circus and Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour.
Frampton’s latest album “Acoustic Classics” is available now, featuring stripped-down versions of his classic hits including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” “Show Me The Way” and more. Guitar Player raves, “Frampton’s playing flows fluently throughout and the variety of exquisite tones keeps the journey interesting.” Frampton also performed on “Conan,” appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” and “Artist Confidential,” and was featured on NPR’s “World Cafe” and “Tiny Desk Concert.”
Frampton’s brand new song, “I Saved a Bird Today” is out now and has received early attention from Billboard and Guitar World. The song is a true story of Frampton helping a bird that crashed into his window.
Of the song, Frampton explains, “To care for one another is the reason we are here’ – this lyric sums up the song for me. We are all in uncharted territory right now. ‘Perhaps today, [the bird] was on her way to rescue me,’ which doesn’t seem too far off from what we all need. Politeness and caring for each other cannot be a thing of the past. I can’t explain how great the feeling was to have saved a life. Peace, love and truth trump hate every time.”