July 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM


Guitar Town's "De Facto" Creative Director Returns for Both Acoustic and Electric Day to Perform with His Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Electric Band and Bluegrass Band for First Time.

Joined by Fellow Top Guitar Pickers Tommy Emmanuel, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Leroy Parnell, Chris Hillman and many others.

Nashville, Tenn.— Grammy Award-winning music virtuoso John Jorgenson is gearing up for several performances at the 10th Annual Guitar Town Festival in Copper Mountain, Colorado, August 8-10. The festival will mark the first time Jorgenson will perform with all three of his touring configurations for the first time in one setting — John Jorgenson Quintet (gypsy jazz), John Jorgenson Electric Band, and making its Guitar Town debut will be his all-star bluegrass group, J2B2, featuring Jorgenson (mandolin and vocals), Herb Pedersen (banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals), Jon Randall (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Mark Fain (bass).

Guitar fans from far and wide flock to The Village at Copper in the Rocky Mountains each August for a truly fascinating display of free live performances, informative Q&A guitar workshops and once-in-a-lifetime all-star jams. Guitar Town featuring John Jorgenson is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year with performances by Jorgenson, Tommy Emmanuel, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Lee Roy Parnell, Chris Hillman, Doyle Dykes, Bill Kirchen, Mark Selby, Laurence Juber, Joe Robinson, Rory Hoffman, Scott Goldman and others.

As “de facto” creative director of Guitar Town, Jorgenson has helped handpick some of the very best guitarists in the world to join him for a star-studded display of guitar virtuosity. Jorgenson, however, is the only artist who performs headlining sets amongst the world’s top guitar pickers on both acoustic and electric guitar-themed days. For more information, including a schedule of events and performances, visit:

Guitar Town is just one stop of many for Jorgenson in 2014 across the U.S. and Europe. Performing with his quintet, electric band and bluegrass band, J2B2, allows him to make prodigious use of his mastery of many instruments.

Jorgenson won the ACM'S "Guitarist of the Year" award three consecutive times when he first came to national prominence in the mid 1980's with The Desert Rose Band. Co-founded with Chris Hillman, the band earned five #1 singles and garnered several awards. Audiences can still catch the Desert Rose Band on the road during select dates.

Known as the U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz, the John Jorgenson Quintet is the only American act to ever headline the prestigious Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival in France, and has been featured at other "Djangofests" in the U.S., UK, Germany and Canada. For the films Gattica and Head in the Clouds, Jorgenson was tapped to recreate Django's music, and in the latter had the privilege of appearing onscreen as Django alongside stars Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz.

Jorgenson has recently finished several new recording projects and is set to release new music this year while keeping a packed touring schedule. He will also be releaseing a DVD that features a live performance from the John Jorgenson Quintet and recorded through a partnership with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The John Jorgenson Quintet performed as the inaugural event for the Museum's innovative entertainment program, the Oasis Project. Jorgenson also contributed a benefit single to the effort titled "Sonora Spring." The proceeds from the single and the live performance DVD will go in-part to support the Desert Museum's mission of education and conservation.

Jorgenson's tour will continue through the end of the year and into 2015 with multiple dates with J2B2 (quickly creating a big buzz in bluegrass and folk music circles) and the John Jorgenson Quintet, as well as select acoustic tour dates with the Desert Rose Band.

For high-resolution photographs, review copy requests and interviews, please contact:

Ashley Moyer
Lotos Nile Media
P.O. Box 90245
Nashville, TN 37209



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Posted by David Martin on
WOW! Great show @ Guitar Town, Copper Mountain CO too bad a person unfamiliar with Colorado weather was in charge; a 45 minute weather delay would have saved the Sonny Landreth set & more Jorgenson. Beatle tribute to George was incredible didn't know a guitar could sound like a sitar
Posted by B.G. Campbell on
Being the big 10 year anniversary of Guitar Town, and the great line up, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with the show. The sound was poor compared to past years and John's guitar had an annoying buzzing during his gypsy jazz segment, which was unfortunate. More Jorgenson on electric day is always better and we all felt ripped off by no Sonny and no big jam because of 15 minutes of rain. On the bright side...Tommy Emmanuel was beyond belief(like always!), Rory Hoffman was inspirational, and I loved seeing Bill Kirchen and Lee Roy Parnell again, AND no one got electrocuted!
Posted by ian on
have'nt see john in concert but have his cds looking forward to getting his new cd with the bluegrass stuff sounds great
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