With his new CD/DVD release Thank You Les, Les Paul Trio guitarist Lou Pallo pays tribute to his friend and bandleader with some special pals in tow. The CD contains 21 tracks and features guests like Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Slash, Billy F. Gibbons and more, while the DVD includes a documentary that delves into the relationship between Pallo and Paul. This exclusive preview clip gives a look into the album’s recording process, its diversity of guitarists and some fond memories of Paul.
“I am grateful for everyone’s participation in helping me record and film this classic tribute to my longtime friend and mentor, Les Paul,” Pallo tells Rolling Stone.
Thank You Les will be released on September 11th. Pallo will celebrate the album with special guests on September 10th in a show at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club, where the trio kept a residency before Paul’s death.