Legendary guitarist STEVE VAI received the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 27th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards on January 20th. The special event took place in Anaheim, CA as part of the NAMM 2012 and was co-presented by the TEC Foundation For Excellence In Audio.
Footage of Vai performing the JIMI HENDRIX classic ‘Foxy Lady’ with guitarist ORIANTHI (ALICE COOPER) at the soundcheck for the TEC Awards is available below. Bass and vocals were performed by Will Lee.
Vai and Orianthi have a history,having performed together on the instrumental track ‘Highly Strung’, featured on Orianthi’s debut album from 2009. Check it out here.
Guitarist, composer and producer Steve Vai was the recipient of the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 27th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The gala co-presented by the TEC Foundation For Excellence In Audio and NAMM, was held on January 20 at the Hilton in Anaheim, California as a special event of the 2012 NAMM show.
The TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.
Sponsored by the Les Paul Foundation, the Les Paul Award is given annually to a musician or recording professional whose work has epitomized the marriage of music and technology. The award was co-presented by Russ Paul and celebrated rock bassist Billy Sheehan.
Video footage of the Les Paul Award presentation can be seen below.
The show was hosted by “Late Show” veteran Will Lee, and featured musical performances by Lee, the 2 COLD CHILIBONE TEC BAND, Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Orianthi, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, CJ Vanston, scratcher DJ HAPA and other veteran vocalists and session musicians.
The complete list of the 27th annual TEC Awards winners is available at this location. Source: Blabbermouth.net