Personalities | Albert Lee | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists
(Guitar, vocals, songwriter, b. 1943)
Englishman Albert Lee first attracted attention playing with British R&B singer Chris Farlowe in the mid-1960s, and played in several British bands before working as a ‘hired gun’ for legendary acts like The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis and most notably The Everly Brothers. In 1976, he replaced his hero, James Burton, in Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band, playing on at least six of her albums. His 1979 solo album, Hiding, which included help from Harris and her band, featured arguably Lee’s best-known composition, ‘Country Boy’, a song with which Ricly Skaggs topped the country singles chart in 1985.
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