Rolling Stone’s fifth ranked guitarist of all time, Beck has been leaving a deep imprint on the music scene for over half a century. He is twice enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – once for his solo work and once with The Yardbirds. The multi-Grammy Award winner is a widely celebrated innovator in the electric guitar world. He plays the whole guitar (sans pick), deftly maneuvering the fret board, controlling the volume and tone knobs, and manipulating the whammy bar. “Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off,” says Beck.
Throughout his career, Beck has been a major influence in the blues, metal, jazz, and psychedelic sub-genres of rock. Among others, he has played with Les Paul, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and Roger Waters. His stop in Upstate comes as part of a northeast tour-leg before his band joins ZZ Top for eight double bill shows in the South.
Joining Beck at UPAC are Jimmy Hall on vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums, and Nicolas Meier on guitar.
The show is scheduled for 8 pm. A few remaining tickets can be purchased here.
More information can be found at UPAC’s website.