LEGENDARY guitarist and double Grammy Award winner Albert Lee is coming to Dorchester.

The Corn Exchange will come to life on Sunday, June 9, as the legend of rock and roll, country and blues takes to the stage. Albert will performing some of his finest hits from a lifetime of experience in the music industry.

The British-born country-rock artist began his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of the 1960s. After moving to the US from London and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly earned a reputation as one of the fastest guitar players in the business.

Mark Tattersall, of the Dorchester Arts Centre, said: "Albert Lee is one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen. He’s always in great demand by other artistes and has played on countless sessions worldwide, so we’re delighted that he’s chosen to come to Dorchester."

Over the decades, Albert has performed with some of music's greatest legends, including Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson. He also toured with his own band, Hogan's Heroes, for several years, and recorded a number of solo albums.

In 2002, Albert won a Grammy for his contribution to Foggy Mountain Breakdown, an instrumental written by American musician Earl Scruggs. That same year, Albert joined world-class names in a tribute concert to George Harrison, and between 2007 and 2013, he performed three times at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival in Chicago.

Clearly, Albert's musical talent continues to shine, and in 2017 he was awarded a trailblazer award by the Americana Society of the UK. Now he's touring the country, and Dorset residents are guaranteed a stellar performance.

The performance kicks off at 8pm. Tickets for the show are £25, or £23 for Dorchester Arts Centre members and concessions. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Box Office at Dorchester Arts or visiting their website.