By Sandile Manganyela
Earl Klugh decides to bless his fans with the soothing sounds of his jazz music creation. He is a Blessing to all jazz music lovers.
Being one of the best jazz musicians, Earl Klugh has taken a stance to serve his ever so loyal followers. The American multiple award winning musician is in high demand across the globe as people enjoy the soothing sounds that he creates.
He is also known for his great live performances. The 59 year old guitarist has had a very long and successful career as he broke into the music industry at the tender age of 13.
He associated himself with the right crowd from the beginning; icons such as Chet Atkins and Hee Haw were captivated by his talent. Earl Klugh enjoyed jazz music from a very young age and is now recognised as probably the best acoustic guitar player ever.
He was influenced by artists such as Bob James, Ray Parker Junior, Wes Montgomery and Laurindo Almeida who are some of the best jazz musicians of the century. Earl Klugh has a very distinct sound. As an overall music lover, he found a way to blend pop and rhythm and blues into his soulful jazz sound, creating music that is unique and that is his own.
This jazz musician has sold millions of copies all over the world. He has recorded more than 30 albums in his career and each has had its own great hit(s). He has had about 25 chart-topping hits over the years. Wishful Thinking, an album that he released in 1984 is amongst the very best and is most loved by his fans. A track named Tropical Legs is in this album. It is very famous and loved by many. Earl Klugh LIVE! – Tropical Legs – YouTube
Earl Klugh has graced South Africa with his presence a number of times in his lengthy career. His most recent visit was in August of 2012. He was one of the star attractions at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz concert in Newtown, Johannesburg.
He is currently on tour across the United States of America. On the 28th of October 2012, he was at Upper Marlboro. From the 2nd to the 4th of November he will be performing in Oakland followed by a trip to Colorado at a later stage.
Earl Klugh is loved by all his fans as he is humble, hard-working and always gives his best on the stage. He has been in the music industry for a very long time yet he has not lost his spark and his creativity has never faded.