Carlsbad, CA (September 26, 2013)—Todd Rundgren, the musician and record producer who has created more than 25 critically acclaimed albums, will be honored with the Les Paul Award at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, held Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Named for the inventor and musician, Les Paul, the Les Pual Award is presented annually to an individual or institution that sets the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Russ Paul, son of Les Paul, will make the presentation on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation, sponsor of the award. Instituted in 1991, the honor has been granted to many music legends, including Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel.
The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio will also induct two new members to its Hall of Fame. Audio engineer and sound researcher John Meyer co-founded and is CEO of Berkeley’s Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. He will be recognized for bringing groundbreaking developments to the design and manufacture of the loudspeaker and for his contributions to sound reinforcement in the performing arts. Legendary session musician Hal Blaine of the Wrecking Crew played drums on more than 5,000 records, TV jingles and film scores. Career highlights include hits for Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and dozens more.