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Grammy-winning guitarist comes to Minden

Staff Reports

Special to The R-C

Laurence Juber, Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist, is coming to Minden for a night of solo guitar.

Juber will bring his signature sound to the CVIC Hall 7 p.m. May 10. Proceeds benefit the Carson Valley Arts Council’s capital campaign.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a no host bar provided by Tahoe Ridge Winery and Bistro.

“I’m looking forward to my return to Minden,” Juber said. “I’ll be debuting my new album and playing some brand new arrangements of pop, rock and Great American Songbook favorites.”

A world-class guitar virtuoso solo artist, composer and arranger, Juber fuses folk, jazz, blues and pop styles to create a dynamic multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

More than three decades after his tenure as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney’s Wings, Juber has been called, “a one man band on the run.”

He has a pair of new albums for 2013: “Catch LJ Live,”– a concert CD/DVD and “Under an Indigo Sky,” – a jazz/blues tinged studio album that launches in late April as a limited-edition audiophile vinyl 12-inch LP as well as CD and iTunes formats.

“Digital technology is incredibly convenient, but it filters out some of the emotional space,” said the two-time Grammy Award-winning guitar artist. “Vinyl is the immersive listening experience that I grew up with.”

To maintain the album’s retro vibe, “Under An Indigo Sky” was mixed to analog tape at Hollywood’s legendary Capitol Studios by top jazz recording engineer Al Schmitt.

A large format book, “LJ’s Life On Six Strings” is set for a fall release. The book follows Juber’s guitar playing career as a concert performer, studio musician and composer, also showcasing unpublished pictures taken during his time with Wings.

Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released more than 20 albums, including “LJ Plays The Beatles” which was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s all-time Top Ten. His solo rendition of “The Pink Panther Theme” is featured on the Grammy-winning album “Henry Mancini – Pink Guitar.” His performance of “Stand By Me” was heard nationally in the Diamonds Are Forever commercial.

As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Seal and Barry Manilow, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and The Muppet Movie.

Juber also co-composed the soundtrack of the award-winning video game Diablo III and crafted the score to the NBC Dateline documentary, “Children Of The Harvest.” His music is also featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary, “The Tenth Inning.”

Tickets range from $20 to 25, and can be purchased by calling 782-8207 or by visiting

For more information on Juber, visit

The Carson Valley Arts Council is in a capital campaign to raise funds to retire the debt on the Copeland Lumber Warehouse.

“Those attending the concert will have an opportunity to make a contribution, have their photo taken with our big check, and receive an original hand-painated pen or pendant by local artist Pam Brekas,” said Steve Farnsley, CVAC executive director. “Also, this concert will be the last opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for an original quilt donated by Nancy Brisack.”

Raffle tickets are $5 for one; 5 or $20; or 30 tickets for $100. The drawing of the winning raffle ticket will take place during intermission.

The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID No. 84-165