Workin’ With A Legend

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: Conservatory tech Dale Epperson in studio with audio legend Les Paul

Usually, having a “past” is a bad thing, but for CRAS tech Dale Epperson, it’s an impressive thing. Dale has a history of work with guitarist and inventor Les Paul. Over the years, he’s worked in Les’s home studio, keeping it running in top condition. Les’s career has spanned over 70 years (he’s currently 92!), and his contributions to audio are impressive. For one, he invented the multi-track recorder and the first solid body guitar which became the Gibson Les Paul and is still used today by top guitarists all over the globe. Les plays regular monday gigs in New York’s Iridium night club and tinker’s in his home studio which contains most of the original gear he used to make hits in the 50s. There have even been a few CRAS students who have interned with the legend.

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