KING OF THE ROCKIN' BLUES
“Wright's in the top echelons of the world's great blues guitarists!" - Liz Aiken/Blues Matters/U.K.
"Gregg Wright brings down the house in no time!" - Blues Matters/U.K.
The new King of Rockin' Blues Guitar!" - The Monterey Bay Blues Festival
"Gregg has an extra gear that most guitarists don't have!" - Zac Harmon/Blues Artist
The best guitar player I've ever heard!" - Karen Gros/Associated Content
An American inventor, Leo Fender founded Fender Electric Instruments in Fullerton, California and established a worldwide influence that extends from the studio to the stage. Beginners and the world’s most acclaimed artists
have used Fender guitars and amplifiers, making the company not only a revered industry leader but a cultural
symbol that resonates globally. Nearly eight decades since Leo Fender built his first electric guitar, Fender’s
reach transcends instruments and accessories, encompassing a range of innovative digital experiences that
fuel musical expression and serve players at every stage on every stage. We hope you enjoy the musicians we
will present during the LEO FENDER CONCERT SERIES™ and we thank you for supporting music education through the Fender Play Foundation®.
Clarence Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor known for designing the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster. Today, Fender produces acoustic guitars, bass amplifiers and public address equipment, but is best known for its solid-body electric guitars and bass guitars, particularly the
Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass, and the Jazz Bass.
The company began as "Fender's Radio Service" in late 1938 in Fullerton, California. As a qualified electronics technician, Leo Fender had repaired radios, phonographs, home audio amplifiers, public address systems and musical instrument amplifiers. The business also carried records for sale and the rental of company-designed PA systems. Leo Fender became intrigued by design flaws in contemporary musical instrument amplifiers and began building amplifiers based on his own designs or modifications to existing designs.
In 1946 Leo Fender renamed his company the "Fender Electric Instrument Company." In 1965 Leo sold the Fender company to CBS, Leo Fender founded Music Man in 1975, and G&L Musical Instruments in 1979, both of which manufacture electric guitars and basses based on his later designs.
Established in 2019, the Fender Play Foundation® (FPF) is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization on a mission to equip, educate and inspire the next generation of players through music. The Fender Play Foundation® places instruments in the hands of youth who aspire to play and reap the powerful benefits of music education, including enhanced cognitive function, improved creativity and confidence, and better mental health and emotional stability. Operating under the belief that music is a universal language that empowers self-expression and community-building everywhere, the Fender Play Foundation® prioritizes its music education, reaching over 11,000 students since June 2020. FPF’s programs are breaking new ground as sustainable, scalable and innovative models for music education.
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Performer to be announced soon.
Audio Support by:
Titan Theater in the CSUF Student Union
California State University
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831