Jimmy Luttrell, legendary guitar master with George Cole

Ivy Room Presents

Jimmy Luttrell, legendary guitar master with George Cole

Sun · August 25, 2019

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Jimmy Luttrell, legendary guitar master with George Cole
Jimmy Luttrell, legendary guitar master with George Cole
Jimmy Luttrell, legendary guitar master shares the stage with George Cole Sunday August 15th from 4-6pm... Don't miss a chance to hear Jimmy play!

Jimmy Luttrell:

With over 50 years experience on Stage, TV and Recording, Jimmy has become the master of all styles of music. With his many techniques, he is an innovator of his finger style, with
a flat pick, and has taught many artists that are known worldwide.

Jimmy's musical career has dazzling background reference. A guitarist for such outstanding artists such as the Drifters, Ben E. King, Spade Cooley, Bobby Vention and many others.

In the early 60's, while in Hawaii, the late great Jimi Hendrix heard Luttrell's performing and immediately wanted to learn many of his technique and different styles on the Guitar. He claims to have shown Jimi Hendrix how to play guitar behind his back. Luttrell never gained the recognition that Hendrix did, but on the other hand, Luttrell is still alive and playing.

Luttrell owned a music store on solano, he taught John and Tom Fogerty of Creedance Clearwater Revival, and was also George Cole's teacher.

George Cole:

"George Cole was more than a guitar teacher to me. He was a mentor that talked about great music, great songs, good taste, and everything in between. I feel grateful and lucky that he showed me how to express myself with a guitar" - Billie Joe Armstrong (GreenDay)

“George Cole is a major guitar talent who plays everything from gypsy jazz to rhythm & blues. It’s been a great experience playing my music with him and he’s helped me take Dawg music in many new and wonderful directions. He can sing too!” - David Grisman (legendary mandolinist)

Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own.... a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. George was guitar teacher and mentor to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day for 10 years in the East Bay. Cole, a San Francisco native and BAMMIE award winner brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing that is filtered through Rock and Roll, Gypsy Jazz and All things American. The music he makes brings to mind the old adage “Everything Old Is New Again”. David Grisman tapped Cole to play on his most recent Sextet record and Cole in turn featured Grisman on his release “George Cole Live”. Jazz legend Keely Smith handpicked Cole to play guitar and sing duets with her on her last tour. Chris Isaak also had Cole lay down guitar tracks on his platinum selling Forever Blue release. Cole is currently performing at festivals, performing arts centers, top nightclubs, and vintage theaters.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706