Acclaimed by critics as the “Greatest Living Guitarist” and known as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English music market, Jose Feliciano brings his talent to the stage of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on Saturday, Aug. 7 as the final concert in the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series.
Feliciano was born blind, to humble beginnings in Puerto Rico and has gone on to span a musical career starting in the 1960’s and still going strong today. Feliciano’s accomplishments include recording over 70 albums in his career, resulting in over forty-five Gold and Platinum records and performing in over 80 countries in every corner of the world. The Recording Academy has recognized his music throughout his career honoring him with eight Grammy awards, and sixteen nominations. In 1996, he was selected to receive Billboard Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has even been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Feliciano enjoys writing original music, as well as taking long-time standards and finding a way to make them new. He re-works and re-fashions them with his own style of acoustic guitar and with the vocal inflections of his jazz and American influences that he acquired during his adolescence. Milestone songs for Feliciano include, “Light My Fire”, “Che Sara”, and of course, “Feliz Navidad,” the Christmas song that has now become a tradition worldwide during the holiday season every year. The world has enjoyed many Feliciano songs, including: “Rain”, “Chico and the Man”, “California Dreamin’”, “Destiny”, “Affirmation”, “Ay Cariño”, “Ponte A Cantar”, “Cuando El Amor Se Acaba”, “Porque Te Tengo Que Olvidar?”, and countless others. Feliciano’s contributions to the music industry have been far reaching.
Enjoy an evening under the stars, serenaded by impressive guitar sounds of Jose Feliciano on-stage at ‘The Fred’ in Peachtree City, Saturday, Aug. 7. Gates will open at 7 p.m., opening act Co2 Jazz on at 8 p.m., and Jose Feliciano takes the stage at 9 p.m. A limited number of reserved seats priced at $55 are still available and can be purchased on-line at www.amphitheater.org or at the venue box office. For more information about the artists performing check them out on-line at www.josefeliciano.com, and www.co2jazz.com.
The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is a 2,500 seat state-of-the art facility owned and operated by the city of Peachtree City. “The Fred” box office is located at 201 McIntosh Trail, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Box office opens at 4 p.m. on concert day. On-line ticketing for events is through Ticket Alternative, and a link to their site is available through the amphitheater website www.amphitheater.org. For further information regarding the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater or the concert events, please call 770-631-0630.