Steve Vai to Receive Les Paul Award at 27th Annual TEC Awards

Here’s a very cool accolade for guitar legend (and my jam buddy, hehe) Steve Vai…

Steve Vai to Receive Les Paul Award at 27th Annual TEC Awards

A student of Joe Satriani at age twelve, Steve Vai began his professional music career working with Frank Zappa, with whom he toured and recorded before launching his solo career. Since his groundbreaking album Passion and Warfare, released in 1990, the brilliance of his musicianship has awed more than just rock fans and has stunned concertgoers worldwide, producing sales of over 15 million records and earning multiple Grammys.Walnut Creek, Calif. , November 7, 2011—Guitar virtuoso, composer and producer Steve Vai will be presented with theprestigious Les Paul Award at the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 20, in the Pacific Ballroom of the Hilton Anaheim during the 2012 NAMM Show. Co-presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.