Peter Frampton to be honored for his advocacy work for the rare-disease community; debuts new live video

Credit: Austin Lord

Credit: Austin LordPeter Frampton has been chosen as one of the National Organization for Rare Disorders’ 2020 Rare Impact Award honorees.

The awards salute individuals and organizations for outstanding work supporting the rare disease community.

The legendary guitarist, who revealed last year that he’d been diagnosed with a rare degenerative muscular disease called inclusion body myositis, is being recognized for his advocacy for The Myositis Association.

The awards will be handed out at an event held May 15 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

After Frampton announced he was suffering from inclusion body myositis, which eventually will hamper his ability to play guitar, he lined up a farewell tour that will continue this year with a European leg that begins May 24 in Edinburgh, U.K.

Meanwhile, a new video featuring Frampton and his backing band delivering a blistering live performance of “Me and My Guitar,” a song from their 2019 studio album, All Blues, has debuted on Peter’s official YouTube channel. “Me and My Guitar” originally was recorded by late blues great Freddie King, who co-wrote the tune with Leon Russell and Chuck Blackwell. It appeared on King’s 1972 album, Texas Cannonball.

Speaking about his studio version of “Me and My Guitar” in a promo video for All Blues, Frampton notes, “This is a real straight-ahead blues as far as I’m concerned, and it comes out of the gate just screaming. And we had a lot of fun doing this one.”

You can check out all of Peter’s upcoming tour dates at Frampton.com.

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