Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rock Legend Tony Franklin, Whitesnake Drummer Chris Frazier To Join Rising Guitar Stars Ryan McGarvey, Graham Whitford, Josh Gooch In Las Vegas

On May 28th, legendary rock photographer Robert Knight will be holding the Grand Opening of the Knight Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To celebrate, a concert will be held at the main stage at The Las Vegas Hilton. The show will feature three of the hottest young guitarists in America today - Ryan McGarvey, Graham Whitford and Josh Gooch, who will be performing supported by rock legend Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Jimmy Page) on bass and drummer Chris Frazier (Whitesnake, Steve Vai, Edgar Winter).

Ryan McGarvey has been wowing audiences throughout the Southwest the past several years, leading to him being named 'Blues Act Of The Year' four years running by Albuquerque's Weekly Alibi. In 2007 he released the critically acclaimed debut album 'Forward In Reverse', and is currently working on the followup.

Graham Whitford, son of Aerosmith's Graham Whitford, made it to the Grand Finals of the Guitar Center King of the Blues Competition, beating out over four-thousand other contestants, and performed with the other finalists at the House of Blues in Los Angeles with famed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa in November. More recently he finished yet another stint with the Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour, playing along side the likes of his father; Jonny Lang; Hubert Sumlin; Billy Cox; Chris Layton; Robert Randolph and Joe Satriani.

Josh Gooch also finished in the Top five at last year's Guitar Center King Of The Blues Competition. He released his first CD, Don't Wake Albert, on Rockin Camel Records. He also appears on the latest album by world renowned vocalist Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie).
(Photos by Robert M. Knight)

Ryan McGarvey onstage with Joe Bonamassa March 2010.

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