Adrian Belew became one of the most accomplished guitarists in Earth’s history by making otherworldly sounds with Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, David Bowie, and through his continuing work as the frontman for King Crimson. In GP’s 25 Anniversary Issue, Belew was counted among “25 Players Who Shook the World.”
Since 2005, Belew has released three solo studio recordings—Side One, Side Two, and Side Three [all on Sanctuary]. Belew described them in the May 2005 issue:
“There are three different brands of music I’ve discovered over the past few years,” he said. “The first was looping, which became the power-trio material featured on Side One. I would typify the Side Two style as DJ music, because it includes a lot of drum machines, loops, synthesizer pads, and a vocal that appears and repeats, but lacks verses and choruses. Side Three is more like most of my solo records—an eclectic mixture of different styles.”
Now he’s supporting a live solo effort, Side Four [Independent], which captures him recreating the solo material—plus a few Crimson gems—with bassist Julie Slick and drummer Eric Slick. “This is the best band I’ve ever had,” promises Belew.
Belew will play his Signature Parker Fly Deluxe, a cutting edge instrument with a Sustainiac pickup, an RMC piezo hex pickup, MIDI capability, and Line 6 Variax modeling technology. Parker is providing a solid mahogany P-44 guitar to be autographed by Belew and given away to one lucky attendee, so be sure to come and sign the Guitar Player Presents mailing list for automatic entry in the free raffle.
Guitar Player Presents
Saul Zonana opens
Saturday, February 23 at Slim’s
333 11th Street in San Francisco
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, and one attendee will win a Parker guitar autographed by Adrian Belew
GP editors will be present
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, click HERE and put Belew in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to Slim's in San Francisco and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on February 23.