Showing posts with label Les Paul Award. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Les Paul Award. Show all posts

Saturday, January 15, 2011

(Photos) TEC Awards Honoree Lindsey Buckingham...

Lindsey Buckingham last night receiving his much deserved 
"Les Paul Award"
26th Annual TEC Awards, Friday, January 14, 2011
NAMM Show - Anaheim, CA

Congratulations Lindsey!!

(Photos by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)

The TEC Awards Channel on youtube will likely have video footage of Lindsey's acceptance speech.
Here's the link to keep checking

Check out the Les Paul Video Tribute after the jump

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards January 14, 2011, 6-9 p.m. Anaheim Hilton

Come be part of Pro Audio’s most prestigious awards! Tickets are now on sale for the 26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards—the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Come join your peers as the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.

Awards are presented in 17 technical categories and eight creative categories. 

The coveted Les Paul Award will be presented to Lindsey Buckingham, the prodigiously talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and producer behind the most successful lineup of Fleetwood Mac (as well as a sterling solo career).

General Admission Tickets
  • Includes a pre-show General Reception and theatre-style seating at the ceremony.
VIP Tickets
  • Allows admission to the private Sponsor/VIP Reception, and includes reserved table seating inside the ballroom, along with complimentary wine and desserts.
Purchase tickets at 26thannualtecawards before December 15 and receive Early Bird pricing.

Additional information is available at tecfoundation 

This is an evening you won’t want to miss!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham To Land Les Paul TEC Award

Walnut Creek, CA (October 29, 2010)--Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Lindsey Buckingham will be presented with the Les Paul Award at the 26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in January.

The event will be held Friday, January 14, in the Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim Hilton during the 2011 NAMM Show. Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.

The Les Paul Award, named in honor of the reknown musician and inventor who passed away last year, is presented annually to an artist or studio professional whose passion, originality and skill in music and recording has made a lasting impact on the world. Past recipients have included Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Al Kooper, Robbie Robertson and other musical giants since the award was instituted in 1991. According to TEC Foundation president Hillel Resner, “The prodigiously talented member of Fleetwood Mac and exceptional solo artist Lindsey Buckingham is a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor.”

Lindsey Buckingham's career began to take off when he and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac’s core lineup of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and keyboardist/singer Christine McVie in early 1974. The former blues band, with the addition of "Buckingham Nicks," immediately morphed into a pop hit-making wonder. The group’s eponymous album, produced by Keith Olsen, contained smash singles including Buckingham’s “Monday Morning,” “World Turning” and “I’m So Afraid.”

However, it would be their next album, 1977’s Rumours, that would launch the group into the pop stratosphere, propelled by Lindsey’s tunes, “Go Your Own Way” and “Second Hand News.” This time, the band produced—along with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut—with Buckingham taking an increasingly active role in the studio, spending hundreds of hours crafting the songs and arrangements. Rumours remains one of the best selling albums of all time.

Over the next several years, Buckingham was the principal producer on all of Fleetwood Mac’s projects, including the experimental double-album, Tusk, Mirage and Tango in the Night. In the early ’80s, Buckingham launched his solo career with Law and Order, which spawned the Top Ten hit “Trouble.” Other solo hits included “Go Insane” and “Holiday Road.”

Buckingham’s career has continued to flourish—his critically acclaimed Under the Skin came out in 2006 and was followed by the exceptional DVD, Live at the Bass Performance Hall. His latest release, Gift of Screws, came out on September 16, 2008, which will be followed by his new solo project, scheduled for release in early 2011.

The TEC Awards will be held on Friday night of the NAMM Show and is expected to attract more than 1,000 audio and music professionals from around the world. Proceeds of the ceremony provide scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences, and support outreach programs promoting hearing health in the sound production industry.

TEC Foundation