SLC Weekly Live Music Picks: Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson

WEDNESDAY 7/18
Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson

It’s well-known that Mr. Beck is ranked among the greatest rock guitarists of our time. However, let’s not confuse this Beck with the effusive pop pundit who bears the same surname. This particular Beck also goes by “Jeff” and has, for more than 50 years, remained part of a holy triumvirate that includes colleagues and occasional collaborators Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. All three first gained legendary status in the ’60s with the seminal British blues band The Yardbirds, and like his two cohorts, Beck went on to build a brilliant subsequent career—first at the helm of his namesake Jeff Beck Group, which initially included both Rod Stewart and future Rolling Stone Ron Wood, and later as an instinctive innovator with a fascination for blues, fusion, rock and rockabilly. Beck’s contributions to albums by Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, ZZ Top, Diana Ross and Cyndi Lauper affirm his star-studded pedigree, while this Arrowfest Stars Align Tour puts him in some stellar company as well. Even at age 74, Beck still retains his youthful demeanor, given his trademark rooster-cropped haircut, endless varieties of sleeveless shirts and scarves, allowing him to rock out in full sartorial splendor. Most importantly, Beck’s fretwork is as nimble as ever, ensuring his guitar god status remains secure. (Lee Zimmerman)

Usana Amphitheatre – Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5150 Upper Ridge Road
5:30 p.m., $29.50-$350
usana-amp.com

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly