Lita Ford Rocks the Iridium in New York City With the Les Paul Trio
The queen of metal became a queen of blues for one night only at the Iridium club when Lita Ford played two sets with the Les Paul Trio. In addition to shredding on some cool covers, Ford broke out a couple of her best-known hits.
Up until his death in 2009 at the age of 94, Les Paul would play the Iridium every Monday night with his Trio. In tribute to the guitar great, the Trio continues to play every Monday with guest musicians. We recently covered Zakk Wylde’s gig with the Les Paul Trio, and this past Monday night (June 24) was Lita Ford’s turn.
Following an opening set of classic tunes by the Les Paul Trio, Lita made her way out on the stage to join them and showed off her guitar and vocal chops on a handful of blues and jazz covers, including a take on B.B. King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone.’ But of course, the highlights of the set for Ford’s diehard fans in attendance were the unique takes on her classic hits ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ and ‘Kiss Me Deadly,’ the latter of which had the crowd singing and clapping along.
Lita was kind enough to stop by the Loudwire studio the next morning for an incredibly in-depth and entertaining conversation. Check back for our coverage of the interview. In the meantime, check out our pics of Lita Ford and the Les Paul Trio below:
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