Monday, April 16, 2012
TWILIGHT TUESDAYS: 13 year-old Electric Guitarist Isaiah "Izzy" Lemons Tuesday, April 17, 7p-9p!
An astoundingly gifted 13-year-old prodigy, Isaiah "Izzy" Lemons is a self-taught electric guitarist who plays Blues, Rock and R&B. Inspired by Slash, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, KISS, Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Orianthi, BB King and Ozzy Osbourne, Izzy has been described as "an old soul who plays like an aged guitarist."
Although Izzy has only just recently started performing, he has already wowed a variety of crowds throughout the area. On April 18, 2010 he first debuted playing "I Love Rock n' Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" at the New Deal Café in Greenbelt, MD. In the past year, he has performed on The National Mall at the World Child Festival where he won 2nd place! He performed at the International Festival and the Afro-Caribbean Festival in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Isaiah gave a standing ovation performance at the Baltimore Apollo where the audience voted him to the finale and on September 24, 2011, he walked away with the title of "King of Guitar" and the 2011 Baltimore Apollo winner! On October 28, 2011, Isaiah had the honor of performing live, the "Redemption Song," with Junior Marvin & some of the Original Wailers at A Taste of New Orleans in DC during a benefit concert fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research & Homeless Veterans. Isaiah performed at the Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon on March 16th & 17th in Washington, DC for a crowd of over 20,000! On May 5th, Isaiah will be the show opener for Chuck Brown, "Godfather of Go-Go" at the Harlem Renaissance Festival in Landover, Md. Later this year, the unveiling of "Izzy Wear by Front Page Gear," will be revealed, which will include a variety of shirts, hoodies and T-shirts.
Check him out playing Jimi Hendrix' Purple Haze:
For more info about Izzy, visit: http://isaiahplaysguitar.webs.com/