Friday, September 16, 2011

Listen to the Abe Laboriel, Jr. Special (Part 2 of 2) on The Paul Leslie Hour--Paul McCartney Band Series

This is the sixth episode in an 8-part in-depth series profiling the four fabulous musicians who make up the most famous backing band in music today--Paul McCartney's Band.

We are welcoming back Abe Laboriel, Jr. for the second part in his profile. According to the official book Paul McCartney: On Stage, Off Stage and Back Stage, Abe Laboriel, Jr. got his first drum set at age four. Abe has been touring and recording with Paul McCartney for over 10 years now. Abe Laboriel, Jr. was mentored by percussionists like Jeff Porcaro and Alex Acuna who started the band Koinonia with Abraham Laboriel, Sr.-a legendary bassist and the father of our special guest. Abe Laboriel, Jr. has worked as both a session drummer and a performing drummer. He has recorded and performed with B. B. King, Eric Clapton, French artist Johnny Hallyday, Steve Winwood, Les Paul, and many others. His first live performance with Paul McCartney was at the concert for New York City in 2001. He has been playing drums on Paul McCartney's albums since then and has appeared on every McCartney tour.

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