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Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton, blues icon B.B. King and Sonny Landreth will share the stage when Frampton’s Guitar Circus rolls into Musikfest Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Vinnie Moore of UFO will also perform as a special guest during Peter Frampton's set.
Best known for his classic live album, Frampton Comes Alive, Peter Frampton is the GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter and musician who got his start as the lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. Two years later he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie, before launching a successful solo career.
Frampton Comes Alive, released in 1976, featured the hits “Show Me the Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way and “Do You Feel Like We Do” and went on to become one of the top selling live records of all time. In 2006, Frampton captured a GRAMMY in the "Best Pop Instrumental Album" category for his recordingFingerprints.
One of the most influential blues musicians of all time, B.B. King is known as “The King of the Blues.” After more than six decades of performing, this multiple-time GRAMMY winner is still going strong, singing and performing around the world. Since King first started recording in the ‘40s, he has released well over 60 albums, with hits such as “Three O’Clock Blues,” “Sweet Little Angel” and "The Thrill Is Gone." In 1980 he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Blues Hall of Fame, and in 1987 he joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kicking off Frampton’s Guitar Circus is Sonny Landreth, whom Eric Clapton calls "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced."
Landreth’s 11th album, Elemental Journey, released on his own Landfall record label in 2012, is his first all-instrumental effort and his most adventurous work to date. Among the guests appearing on the recording are guitarists Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, as well as steel drum master Robert Greenidge. Landreth has performed at festivals throughout the nation, including at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, as well as MerleFest and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.