11/23/16 Iconic Guitarist, Elliot Easton from The Cars & more
As lead guitarist for the legendary rock band “The Cars”, Elliot has sold over 30 million records worldwide. Elliot’s reputation is a tasteful musician with innovative solos, great tones, and creating unforgettable “hooks”. Elliot has been honored with four different signature model guitars, first in the ‘80’s with a Kramer EE Pro model, and in 2000, a signature model Gretsch guitar which he designed. Recently, he designed two incredible new models that are currently in production: a gorgeous new Gibson “Tiki” model SG Custom and a Martin acoustic guitar. Elliot toured in 1991 with “Hall and Oates” on their acoustic tour, and recorded “Philadelphia Freedom” with them for the Elton John tribute album “Two Rooms”. He also performed on the very first MTV “Unplugged” show with Jules Shear, Difford and Tilbrook (Squeeze)& Syd Straw. Elliot was part of the band “A tribute to John Lennon”, concert in Tokyo with Linda Ronstadt, Peter Asher, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. Elliot recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis and Brian Wilson also playing on his first solo album and performing live. Elliot has delved into film work, providing the end title track for Quentin Tarantino’s film “Jackie Brown”, “Monte Carlo Nights”. He has also done music supervision for films, including a Sundance festival award winning film, “Corn Dog Man”. Elliot has produced albums with Amy Rigby, The Ziggens and others. For the last 10 years, Elliot has been lead guitarist for “Creedence Clearwater Revisted”.Elliot has eveloped an all acoustic album and has contributed an “all acoustic orchestra” track for the upcoming cd “My Favorite Martin” celebrating Martin Guitars’ 175th anniversary, as well as several other CD’s for Solid Air Records. In 2011 The Cars released their first new album in 23 years, “Move Like This” with all the surviving original members and are planning to tour as well! Elliot’s new band, “Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods, “Easton Island” was released 2013 and also The Empty Hearts in 2014.
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